ELLIOT LAKE, ON, March 2, 2020 (Local News) -Genesee & Wyoming Canada is postponing its end-of-March decision to chop rail freight service between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, citing "notable progress" in their talks with Ottawa and Queen's Park on much-needed track maintenance funds.
Christian Richard, the chief commercial officer with the Montreal-headquartered railroader told Sault Ste. Marie City Council on Feb. 24 that he's seen enough headway in recent weeks that the company will defer their March 31 drop-dead date "as long as there continues to be positive signals."Read more
MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2020 (Local News) -CN and Canadian Pacific, Canada’s two largest railways have been sharing each other’s rail lines in an effort to keep the transportation of essential supplies moving through the protest blockades.
The protests continue with new blockades as anti-pipeline protestors halt the transportation of goods and people in an attempt to shut down the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline that will cross through territory belonging to the Wet’suwet’en people.Read more
The order comprises twenty-two wagons for Södra's pulp transports from the mill in Värö to the port in Varberg. Measuring twenty metres, the new wagon is almost twice as long as its predecessor and constitutes a productive solution, where the entire long side can be opened for maximum accessibility and safe loading and unloading with a clamp forklift. “With the new rail wagons, we take another step towards Södra's goal of fossil-free transport by 2030“, said Christer Larsson, logistics manager at Södra Cell Värö.Read more
Saica, Carreras and Iveco are collaborating in a pilot project to use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel for mid and long distance freight transportation. LNG is the most ecological fuel for internal-combustion engines that currently exists.
The project, which first test took place at the end of summer, is part of the Lean & Green initiative. Its objective is to decrease in 20% the CO2 emissions of the Supply Chain in a period of five years.Read more
It was communicated at the same time, that a process for the potential closure of the mill would be opened in case no credible offer would be received until mid-January 2020.
While discussions with interested parties are still ongoing, UPM has not received binding offers by potential buyers of the mill to date.Read more
“For this new order, we wanted a comparable crane as the previous one bought in 2017, but with even better energy efficiency, to correspond with the Rhenus Group’s commitment to sustainability and our ambition in Rotterdam for further electrification” says Managing Director Peter van der Steen.Read more
The three sawmills, with combined production capacity of 550 million board feet, are located in Cross City (Florida), and Glenwood and El Dorado (Arkansas). The facilities produce construction-grade dimensional lumber and decking products from locally-sourced southern yellow pine for distribution within the United States.Read more
With a nationwide rail shuttle network and growing container volumes, the Port of Gothenburg is described as being a pivotal factor in the emergence of the region as a logistics hub.
In the citation, the Gothenburg Region is described as being an “exceptional distribution location” with strong regional growth in the consumer market and in industry. The Port of Gothenburg is highlighted specifically as being a key reason for the award, and where rail logistics is an essential part.Read more