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Canadian Freight Index shows best July on record
Canadian Shipper
July was a month of ups and downs when it came to freight load volumes. According to TransCore Link Logistics' Canadian Freight Index, spot load volumes were 12 percent lower in July than they were in June — a drop that TransCore describes as a "traditional summer decline." When compared with data from July 2013, however, load volumes actually increased, as TransCore pegs this year's figure at 25 percent higher than last year's. In fact, last month's volumes were the highest the Index ever recorded in the month of July.
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The Canadian Energy Supply Chain Forum
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ITF pledges support to High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport
International Transport Forum
The Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum at the OECD, José Viegas, has welcomed the creation of a High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and pledged to support the work of the new body. The creation of the Advisory Group was announced by the UN recently. It will consist of 12 leading representatives of the transport sector and is mandated to provide Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with recommendations on sustainable transport actionable on global, national, local and sector levels over the next three years.
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Container terminals under seige
Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia
British Columbia's container terminals are continuing to struggle with a second month of much higher than usual volumes of U.S. destined cargo. It appears that this diversion of U.S. cargo is likely to continue so long as uncertainty over the PMA/ILWU coastal contract remains after the previous contract expired recently. The major issue believed to be separating the two sides is that of who will pay for Affordable Health Care Act tax on generous health care plans.
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Rail


DP World Vancouver to turn away US-bound rail cargo
Canadian Shipper
Starting soon, DP World Vancouver will stop accepting U.S.-bound containers intended for direct transfer to rail, citing a lack of railcars to handle the surge of cargo headed across the border. The operator of the Centerm Terminal will continue to handle U.S.-bound cargo moving by truck either to the regional market or to a nearby container yard.
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Rail fuel surcharge practices must be reviewed again
The National Industrial Transportation League (Membership Required)
On May 29, the Surface Transportation Board issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to solicit comments from interested parties on its so-called "safe harbor" for rail fuel surcharges. On Monday, Aug. 4, the National Industrial Transportation League filed comments with the board in Ex Parte No. 661 (Sub-No. 2). In its comments the league asked the board to open a new proceeding to examine the agency's so-called "safe harbor" for rail fuel surcharges.
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Railroads need to speed up to help farmers
Williston Herald
Railroads need to speed up shipments of grain amid a backlog that continues to frustrate farmers. The North Dakota Public Service Commission did well when it sent the U.S. Surface Transportation Board a letter explaining how BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railway have cost farmers money. Commissioner Julie Fedorchak was correct in saying the railroad's response has been "entirely inadequate to address the needs of our producers."
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Trucking


On-and-off engine patterns can be hard on oil
TruckingInfo
Fleets that do city deliveries are increasingly turning vehicles off during deliveries rather than letting them idle. While this saves fuel and cuts emissions, and in many cases conforms with local regulations, Chevron warns that it could be affecting your engine oil. Chevron representatives say they have been seeing an increase in severe-duty operations due to these changing driving patterns, and they're not sure whether fleets and drivers are considering what this might mean to their maintenance practices.
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Manitoba trucker lucky to be alive after 10 rounds fired into his truck
Truck News
Sidhil Kumar was driving a 2012 Peterbilt east along a Wisconsin highway. Kumar had entered the U.S. at the Pembina/Emerson border crossing and had refueled in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The day was rapidly drawing to a close, as the clock was just about to come up on midnight. Until that point, the trip from Trappers Transport in Winnipeg had been uneventful. He was planning on stopping for the night in either Menomonie — about 40 miles up the road — or Black River Falls, depending on where he could find space, but he didn't get that far.
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Seaway grain shipments surge by 70 percent
Canadian Shipper
According to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, while combined Canada-U.S. grain shipments are up 55 percent. Canadian grain shipments alone, from March 25 to July 31, totaled 3.6 million metric tons, a 70 percent increase over the same period last year. More than 2500 rail cars of Prairie grain are being unloaded every week at the Port of Thunder Bay in Ontario. Last year, the weekly average was 939 rail cars. For the third month in a row, ocean and domestic vessels carried one million metric tons of grain out of the port and through the St. Lawrence Seaway in July, and August is expected to be the same, the Seaway reported.

Related story: Seaway grain shipments surge by 70 percent
(Chamber of Marine Commerce)

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Egypt to build new $4 billion Suez Canal
Cargo Business News
Recently, Egypt announced plans to dig a new Suez Canal right next to the existing one in a $4 billion dollar project meant to boost trade on the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia. The army-run project is a big move by new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to rekindle Egypt's struggling economy by upgrading the 145-year-old waterway.
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Air


Air freight volumes expand more slowly in June
IATA
The International Air Transport Association released data for global air freight markets showing 2.3 percent growth in demand — measured in freight tonne kilometers — over June 2013. That is slower than the 4.9 percent growth reported for May. Nevertheless, overall growth for the first six months of 2014 stands at 4.1 percent compared to the same period in 2013. That is much stronger than the weak 1.4 percent increase reported for the full-year 2013 over 2012 levels. The strengthened growth has been underpinned by improving global trade and stronger business activity over the past year.
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SAA and Boeing to develop tobacco plant jet fuel
Air Cargo News
African Airways and Boeing have joined forces to develop an environmentally-friendly jet fuel produced from a new type of tobacco plant. The carrier and the planemaker will use sustainable jet fuel producer SkyNRG's hybrid plant Solaris, which farmers can grow as an energy crop instead of traditional tobacco. Test farming of the plants, which are effectively nicotine-free, is under way in the region, with biofuel production expected from large and small farms in the next few years.
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BATT aided Canadian carriers, now approved for US use
Aviation Pros
After winning four prestigious awards, SEI Industries' Bulk Aviation Transportation Tank (BATT) was quickly adopted by numerous air carriers who supply Canada's remote sites and, now, it's been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for use in the U.S. Initially developed as a tool for South American law enforcement drug interdiction operations, the BATT is the world's first collapsible fuel tank, specifically engineered to each aircraft's interior. Instead of rigid fuel drums that can leak and damage aircraft interiors, the BATT is soft-sided and customized to fill the fuselage area correctly.
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