In 2018, after a decade of modernization projects, Port of Trois-Rivières commissioned an independent research firm to conduct a public survey in Trois-Rivières. This was a first for the Port which aimed to assess the citizens’ views and better understand their perception of the port facilities, and their vision for its future. (more…)
Port of Trois-Rivières: Developing the waterfront – Balancing economic, environmental and social objectives
One of the flagship projects of On Course for 2030 is the development of the waterfront. Indeed, like many ports around the world, Port of Trois-Rivières aims to turn over part of its facilities for commercial, residential and recreational tourism purposes, to consolidate the historical link and harmonious co-existence between the port and the city. (more…)
By Keith Norbury
Leading up to his appointment as Executive Director of Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, Bruce Rodgers decided to get some schooling in his longtime profession. So, he enrolled in all four of CIFFA’s educational programs “because I didn’t have that desk level understanding that this really starts with,” said Mr. Rodgers, who became Executive Director in November 2018. “And I learned a significant amount that I didn’t know before. Not that I had a negative turn on the CIFFA training,” he added. “But now I’m a strong advocate that everybody should go through these programs because it really gives you a very good understanding of how the entire supply chain process works.” (more…)
by Keith Norbury
Canada’s freight forwarders are looking forward to the future — the year 2030 to be more specific. The Board of Directors of Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association at a meeting in September agreed upon three priority goals for the next decade, said Bruce Rodgers, CIFFA’s Executive Director. Those goals are membership value and engagement; education; and advocacy.
“Then from that there’s a list of working priorities that have been assigned to achieve those goals,” said Mr. Rodgers, who became Executive Director in November 2018. (more…)
By Brian Dunn
The Transport Logistic conference and trade show is held every two years in Munich. It is billed as the largest show of its kind in Europe, attracting over 2,375 exhibitors from 63 countries and some 64,000 visitors from 125 countries with over 125,000 square metres of exhibition space. This year’s event was held June 4-7. To promote itself on a global scale, CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Cluster of Metropolitan Montreal, organized a mission to the show. (more…)
Quebec Minister of the Economy and Innovation Pierre Fitzgibbon opened the Innovation and the Impact of E-commerce on the Logistics Industry conference held on September 30 at Montreal Port Authority’s facilities.Co-organized by CargoM and CEFRIO, the event brought together some 100 stakeholders and decision makers interested in e-commerce for logistics companies in Quebec.
During the conference, private companies and public organizations including Canada Post, WIPTEC, Drakkar, City of Montreal and Jalon MTL shared with participants their experiences and outlined the challenges and issues they face in the e-commerce supply chain. (more…)