" /> January 2013 - Canadian Sailings

CP’s new intermodal facility in Saskatchewan’s Global Transportation Hub now serving customers

Canadian Pacific announced the opening of its new Intermodal Facility at Saskatchewan’s Global Transportation Hub (GTH) in Regina. The larger and more efficient facility, located on a 300-acre industrial footprint, is strategically positioned adjacent to CP’s mainline between Regina and Moose Jaw and increases capacity and service reliability for intermodal customers with enhanced and more competitive services.


Windsor Port Authority declares “Let’s Can Hunger” a success

Windsor Port Authority recognizes the growing need for food bank and community program support and is committed to ensuring that vital organizations in Sandwich Town such as the St. Johns Anglican Church Food Bank, Sandwich Teen Action Group (STAG), and Windsor West Citizens Organization are able to keep their shelves and community meals programs stocked.


Emirates SkyCargo appoints new cargo manager for Canada

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has appointed Dileepa Wijesundera as its new Cargo Manager for Canada.

Bringing almost 30 years’ industry experience to the role, Wijesundera will oversee the business in Canada, covering sales, operations and the administration of Emirates SkyCargo services on three weekly flights to and from Toronto, operated by the airline’s flagship Airbus A380.


Beyond the Border Report shows plan moving in right direction

The Canadian Trucking Alliance welcomed the federal government’s Beyond the Border Action Plan Implementation Report and anticipates more progress to be made in 2013. Since the binational Border Action Plan was announced a year ago by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama, governments on both sides of the border, as well as industry stakeholders such as the Canadian Trucking Alliance, have been busy putting the pieces in place.


Port of Halifax promotes pulse capabilities in Western Canada

Port of Halifax promoted the Port’s ability to handle grain and pulse products at Saskatchewan Pulse Days and the Western Canadian Crop Production Show, held in Saskatoon on January 8.

Pulses, which include special crops such as peas, beans, lentils and various seed products, have become a multibillion dollar export from Canada. “Port of Halifax has the right combination of infrastructure and connections to important emerging markets to handle these products,” said Patrick Bohan, Manager of Business Development, Halifax Port Authority. “Participating in these two shows provided us with the opportunity to connect with shippers directly and to promote Halifax’s ability to connect shippers to the top markets for these products.”