AmmPower to provide green ammonia energy solutions to Brazil’s Porto Central

Vancouver-based AmmPower Corp. has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Porto Central in Brazil’s state of Espírito Santo, for the development of a green ammonia production facility, storage and distribution. The Canadian resource-exploration company, increasingly focused on clean...

What will the reopening of the Canadian border mean for freight?

An aerial view of the U.S.-Canada border. The Canadian side is set to reopen for non-essential travel.

Canada is beginning to reopen its borders for nonessential travel after a 16-month shutdown in response to COVID-19. Starting Aug. 9, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents can enter the country.

Even though trade has been exempt from the restrictions — allowing trucks to move freely between Canada and the U.S. — the reopening of the border still has significant implications for freight. And not just because more congestion and wait times will undoubtedly accompany the return of...

Exmar and Nutrien set out to build vessel powered by low-carbon ammonia

Belgium’s Exmar and Canadian fertilizer company Nutrien have joined forces to develop and build a low-carbon ammonia-fueled vessel as early as 2025. The collaboration aims to slash Nutrien’s maritime transportation emissions and enable the commercial development of an ammonia-fueled vessel. Nutrien...

Further port disruption possible as Canada’s border services officers plan strike

Canadian border services officers (BSOs) have voted in favour of strike action, although the impact of their decision is still unknown. According to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), 90% of BSOs have been identified as essential workers, leaving them legally unable to withhold essential...

Canada border officers vote to strike, warn of supply chain disruption

Canada Border Services Agency officers prepare to inspect a red intermodal container.

Thousands of Canada Border Services Agency personnel have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike – something that could throw a wrench into port, cross-border trucking, airfreight and international parcel operations. 

The strike could happen as early as Aug. 6, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and its Customs and Immigration Union said on Tuesday. The union represents some 8,500 CBSA employees, including officers serving at ports of entry across the country. 

The threat of a strike comes...

TFI confronts unprofitable thorns in UPS Freight turnaround

TFI International’s dramatic improvement to the profitability of the former UPS Freight business came as the Canadian company began confronting the “low-hanging fruit” of the LTL carrier’s unprofitable freight and shippers, CEO Alain Bedard said. 

“We just scratched the surface,” Bedard told financial analysts on Monday evening after TFI delivered a stellar second quarter.  

TFI (NYSE:TFII) had made no secret of plans to tackle unprofitable business when it announced the $800 million deal in...

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