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Challenges, yes, but CEOs see light in the distance

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Chief executives in the global transport and logistics industry admit they are less optimistic about growing their business than they were last year, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

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Manitoba chips in to salvage rail link

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — A short-line freight railway line in southern Manitoba is getting a $615,000 boost from the provincial government to help ship grain and other regional commodities.

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Farmers brace for CN strike

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Canada’s agriculture sector is worried the country’s status as a reliable supplier of grains and oilseeds will be threatened if a labour dispute between Canadian National Railway and its locomotive engineers turns into a strike.

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Trucking industry lobbies for rail improvements

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — At the end of a federal government review of Canada’s rail freight service, the Canadian Trucking Alliance is hoping the two industries can work together more efficiently.

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Economist not aboard railroad expectations

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEW YORK — At an investor dinner hosted by Dahlman Rose, freight economist and transportation industry Noel Perry, served up a contrarian view of the rail industry.

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Vancouver port highlights rail importance for panel

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver stressed the importance of rail service to the success of Canada’s Asia Pacific Gateway as the federal government continues to review freight service.

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West coast rail link aims to reduce border congestion

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — An extension of the second Amtrak Cascades train service between Vancouver and Seattle is being touted as one of the measures to reduce wait times at border crossings.

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Vanport teams up with CN to measure supply chain efficiency

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver figures rail performance is a critical factor in becoming the most reliable and consistent supply chain in North America, and CN agrees.

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Ontario minister says modal shift isn’t government decision

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

HAMILTON, Ont. — The deputy minister of Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation says the province should not be steering shippers toward one transportation mode or another.