The Forwarder

Canada’s Freight Forwarding Magazine

The Forwarder: Technology Issue

December 21, 2022

The Fall 2022 issue of the Forwarder is largely dedicated to the topic of Technology and the trends and issues forwarders and other supply chain stakeholders face in adopting it, adapting to it, and harnessing it for success and transparency. Evolving technology is pushing the boundaries and changing how the world does business. While some […]

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Month in Review – May 2023

Monthly Review June 08, 2023

Maritime May 4: Maersk: Downturn on Predicted Course, Liners Acting ‘Rationally’ – American Shipper Pain during shipping downturns is often self-inflicted by the industry itself. A scramble for market share spurs a rate spiral; too many ship orders compound the losses. Maersk CEO Vincent Clerc maintained on a May 4 conference call that liners are […]

Month in Review – April 2023

Monthly Review May 03, 2023

Maritime April 3: Conciliation Officers Appointed to Further Talks Between BCMEA and ILWU – BCMEA website After the ILWU filed a notice of dispute to Canada’s Minister of Labour, two conciliation officers from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service were appointed to this matter on March 29. The conciliation officers have a 60-day mandate from […]

CIFFA announces two Recipients of 2023 Donna Letterio Leadership Award : Janet Wallace and Christina Forth

Forwarder Online May 01, 2023

TORONTO, April 28, 2023. – CIFFA, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, is pleased to announce two winners for its 2023 Donna Letterio Leadership Award this year: Janet Wallace, Managing Director, Cargo Operations and Transformation, with Air Canada Cargo, and Christina Forth, Director of Logistics Canada, Mass Logistik Inc. CIFFA introduced the annual Donna Letterio […]

Month in Review – March 2023

Monthly Review April 05, 2023

Maritime March 1: ONE’s Nixon Says Decarbonizing Shipping Could Add $2,000-$3,000 per Container – American Journal of Transportation Ocean carriers should focus on transitioning from fossil fuels to decarbonized green fuels but expect an added cost of between $2,000 and $3,000 per 40-foot container, warned Jeremy Nixon, CEO of Ocean Network Express (ONE). Nixon said […]

Job Fair at Langara College in Vancouver Introduces Students to CIFFA Member Companies

Forwarder Online March 23, 2023

Earlier this month, seven CIFFA member companies participated in a job fair at Langara College in Vancouver to meet students interested in employment opportunities in the freight forwarding, freight brokerage, logistics and drayage industries. An eighth company also participated in a panel discussion to answer questions from students. Participating companies were: 1UP Cargo Cole International […]

Month in Review – February 2023

Monthly Review March 08, 2023

Maritime February 1: Cross-Alliance Cooperation on the Increase as Market Weakens – The Loadstar Ocean carriers are pulling capacity from Chinese export routes and redeploying the ships to more robust tradelanes with growth potential. Moreover, the weakness in the Chinese market is prompting more discussions on carrier slot swap agreements between rival alliances. “Poor cargo […]