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The National Industrial Transportation League announces support of S. 2777
National Industrial Transportation League
The National Industrial Transportation League announced its strong support of S. 2777, The Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014. This bipartisan legislation was introduced on Sept. 7, 2014, by the leadership of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Chairman Jay Rockefeller and Ranking Member John Thune. In commenting on the bill league President and CEO, Bruce Carlton, said, "League members are gratified that Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Thune have introduced an exceptionally well-crafted bill, which — if enacted — will improve the operation and effectiveness of the Surface Transportation Board."
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Farmers look beyond tough times with Wheat Board privatization
The Globe and Mail
For decades, prairie farmers had just one buyer when it came time to sell their wheat and barley: the Canadian Wheat Board. So when the federal government revoked the CWB's monopoly two years ago, ending its 77-year mandate as the only marketing agency for wheat and barley grown in Western Canada, many thought it would wither and die in the face of competition from grain giants such as Cargill Inc. and Glencore Xstrata PLC.
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New House bill attempts to revive 100 percent container screening
Cargo Business News
A new congressional effort is underway to revive screening 100 percent of containers prior to their arrival to U.S. ports. Although Congress decreed in 2007 that all containers coming to the U.S. must be scanned by inspection and radiation detection equipment prior to being loaded onto U.S.-bound ships in foreign ports by July 1, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security has delayed that deadline.
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CN CEO urges Canada to ease minimum grain-shipment rules
Bloomberg via AgWeb
Canadian National Railway Co. said the federal government should lower a grain shipment minimum because farmers haven't been sending enough of the crop to allow the railroad to comply with the order. "Perhaps the level that the government set should be revisited," CEO Claude Mongeau said. "Perhaps the government should look at demand and corridor capacity constraints, and come to the view that we did everything we can do, and that we should not be facing fines."
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CN sells Ontario rail line to Metrolinx for GO Transit commuter rail service
CN
CN announced the purchase by Metrolinx of a segment of CN rail line principally used by GO Transit commuter trains in the Georgetown-Kitchener, Ontario, area west of Toronto for $76 million. Metrolinx is Ontario's regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. GO Transit — a division of Metrolinx, is Ontario's inter-regional public transit system linking Toronto and the surrounding regions of the GTHA.
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CP fights back over Ottawa's new railway regulations
The Globe and Mail
Changes that came into effect with the spring passing of the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act give rail customers in the three Prairie provinces extended rights to demand their local railway move their goods to another railway, if the rail interchange is within 160 kilometers.
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Unifor opens negotiations with CP Rail
Canadian Shipper
Unifor National President Jerry Dias joined the Unifor Local 101-R bargaining committee to open talks with CP Rail in Calgary, Alberta. "Our talks open at a time when CP Rail is enjoying record profits and share prices," said Dias. "There is no question CP has the money to acknowledge the contribution our members have made to the turnaround this company has seen over the life of the current collective agreement," He said.
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Truck tonnage, pricing show signs of fall peak
The Journal of Commerce
Truck tonnage rose to a record high in August, while intermodal and truckload pricing saw continued strength, signs that intermodal rail and trucking are ramping up for their fall peak seasons. Cumulative demand for construction and factory output helped drive U.S. truck tonnage to a record high in August.
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Government says new emissions regulations coming
Truck News
Canada is moving closer to harmonizing its environmental regulations with those of the U.S. The latest change, which will see Canadian policy mimic American policy comes in the area of greenhouse gas regulations and reductions. Attending a meeting in New York on climate change, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced that three separate rules are being amended. Changes to the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.
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Drewry examines Ocean Three alliance
Cargo Business News
Drewry's latest issue of Container Insight examines the new "Ocean Three" alliance — the agreement that involves vessel sharing, slot exchange and slot charter deals between CMA CGM, CSCL and UASC. Ocean Three is subject to regulatory approval but is expected to be sanctioned since current market share is less than 30 percent on all routes The analysts say this was an expected move after the P3 Alliance of CMA CGM, Maersk and MSC was nixed by Chinese regulators, and Maersk and MSC formed their 10-year "2M" VSA without CMA CGM. The French shipping line had to find new carriers to help fill its big ships.
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Suncor Energy Inc looks to Europe as outlet for Western Canadian crude
Financial Post
Western Canadian crude may be crossing the Atlantic Ocean soon as Canada's oil companies seek buyers outside North America. "As we get more and more production in North America, prices will get lower and companies will have more opportunities to ship crude into international markets," said Jackie Forrest, vice president at Calgary-based ARC Financial Corp.
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Air


IATA released quarterly cargo market analysis
eTurboNews
According to IATA, air freight volumes continue to show solid gains on a year ago, supported by economic improvements in some regions. But high jet fuel prices and overall weakness in yields has kept cargo financial performance from improving so far this year. Emerging Asia trade volumes have rebounded after weakness in Q1 and consumers in the U.S. are more optimistic. These developments have supported growth in demand for air-freighted commodities like semi-conductors.
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