CITA News Bulletin
Mar. 28, 2013

Supply Chain Canada Conference
CITA, in partnership with SCL Canada, is pleased to present Supply Chain Canada, Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road West, May 14-15, 2013. The 2013 program includes keynotes and workshops that will feature inspiration-to-action conversations and insights tailored to your priorities. Connect with colleagues at the many networking events! Leave with new skills, creativity and energy – get ready to be inspired! For more information or to register, please visit the Supply Chain Canada website at More

ILA, New York Shipping Association reach deal
American Shipper
The International Longshoremen's Association has set a date it will hold a ratification vote on a new six-year master contract with employers. The ILA and employers in the Port of New York and New Jersey, the port where about 3,250 of the 14,500 union workers covered by the master contract are employed, have settled local working conditions.More

St. Lawrence college launches new logistics graduate course
The Seeker
St. Lawrence College now offers a new graduate certificate program designed to prepare graduates for careers in the growing supply chain and logistics sector. The one-year Logistics and Supply Chain Management program will be offered on the College's Cornwall campus beginning in September. Over three semesters, students will study all facets of logistics and supply chain management from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Students will benefit from hands-on experience and an integrated field placement during the program.More

Canada-U.S. announce truck cargo pre-inspection pilot
Truck News
Canada's Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews, and the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that paves the way for a pre-inspection pilot to be conducted on Canadian soil for truck cargo moving to the United States.More

U.S. truck tonnage up for fourth straight month
Truck News
U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 0.6 per cent in February after increasing one per cent in January, according to the latest figures from the American Trucking Associations. The one per cent gain in January was revised down from a 2.4 per cent increase the ATA reported. Tonnage has now increased for four straight months, an event which hasn't happened since late 2011. Over the last four months, tonnage gained a total of 7.7 per cent.More

CN appoints three vice-presidents as part of company's executive changes
CN Rail
Jim Vena, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of CN announced the appointment of three vice-presidents as part of the company's executive changes. John Orr, 49, will become vice-president, Eastern Region, based in Toronto. Orr is currently vice-president, chief safety and sustainability officer, a position he was promoted to in 2011. Orr joined CN in 1985 as a conductor in London, ON, and has held increasingly responsible positions in the operations team across Canada.More

BNSF helps drive industrial growth in North Dakota
Progressive Railroading
BNSF's operations in North Dakota are helping the state's economy to grow, particularly given the large quantities of crude oil shipments, says Ken Rogers. "The railroad has become an important player in North Dakota's crude oil business, as it was, and continues to be, for the state's farm economy," Rogers stated.More

Toronto Pearson wins Air Cargo Excellence Award
Transportation and Logistics
Toronto Pearson Airport has won the Air Cargo Excellence Award for its leadership in service standards and operational excellence as rated by airline staff and partners worldwide. The Air Cargo Excellence Awards were announced on the final evening of the IATA World Cargo Symposium.More

ILA, New York Shipping Association reach deal
American Shipper
The International Longshoremen's Association has set Tuesday, April 9, as the date it will hold a ratification vote on a new six-year master contract with employers.More

Priorities for air cargo
Aviation Pros
The International Air Transport Association called on airlines and their partners in the air cargo supply chain to work together to make air cargo more competitive and address the challenges of safety.More

EU sulphur targets costly for U.K. shipping sector
The Maritime Executive
European Union targets to reduce sulphur emissions from the shipping sector will lead to huge costs for the British marine industry and reduce the country's competitiveness, a report by U.K. engineering consultancy AMEC.More

Seaway Tolls to Increase by 3 per cent in 2013
Seaway System
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation announced that tolls for the 2013 navigation season will increase by three per cent. Following a five year freeze on toll rates, the modest increase in tolls underscores the SLSMC's determination to maintain the positive momentum generated by its market development initiatives.More