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The Forwarder Magazine: Special 75th Anniversary Issue

December 19, 2023

CIFFA is pleased to announce our latest issue of the Forwarder Magazine is Hot off the Press. This issue is dedicated to CIFFA’s 75th anniversary-its founding, early members, committees, events and evolution since 1948, the year the organization was founded. Lots of pics-yearbook-style celebrate the member successes and stakeholder relationships CIFFA is proud to champion! […]

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Request for Recognition of the Logistics Industry as “in-demand” in Ontario’s Education Priorities

Forwarder Online April 09, 2024

Dear Minister, Honourable Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, Ontario. CC: Honourable Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford CC: Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport Canada I am writing on behalf of CIFFA, a logistics association representing the interests of over 330+ regular member firms with tens of thousands of employees in the fields of […]

Insurance, Regulatory Changes for Freight Brokers and Forwarders

Industry Updates April 04, 2024

What to Watch: Insurance, Regulatory Changes for Freight Brokers and Forwarders By Glenn Patton, Managing Director, Roanoke Insurance Group Canada, Inc. The following are several important issues regarding the insurance industry and regulatory changes that impact freight brokers and forwarders. With so many Canadian freight brokers and forwarders conducting cross-border business, U.S. regulatory changes affect […]

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Month in Review – March 2024

Monthly Review April 04, 2024

Maritime March 1: Cost of ‘Land Bridge’ Alternative to Panama Canal Too High for Carriers – The Loadstar Liner operators say they are unlikely to emulate Maersk in using land transport to circumvent the Panama Canal restrictions, as moving containers by land in the Americas could drive costs up more than 30%. In January, the […]

Executive Director’s Statement: Milton Logistics Hub: Oversight or Roadblock?

Executive Director's Statement March 18, 2024

Executive Director’s Statement-Bruce Rodgers   Milton Logistics Hub: Oversight or Roadblock? The year has started with a very upsetting development affecting supply chain fluidity. On March 1st, The Federal Court of Canada ruled that it was blocking approval of the CN Logistics Hub planned for Milton, Ontario. Proposed in 2015, the $250 million investment would […]

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Month in Review – February 2024

Monthly Review March 04, 2024

Maritime February 1: Strikes at DPW Ports Across Australia Exacerbating Empty Box Shortage – The Loadstar Dock worker strikes across Australian ports operated by DP World are amplifying the Red Sea crisis equipment crunch being felt largely in Asia. Following shipping delays caused by diversions from the Red Sea, empty-container shortages have been reported on […]

CIFFA Selects 2024 Canadian Young Logistics Professionals Award Winner

Forwarder Online February 01, 2024

Every year, CIFFA offers an award to a young freight forwarder who best demonstrates industry knowledge and skills to become a true international freight forwarding professional in the future. After a review process of industry experience and a written dissertation demonstrating technical knowledge, CIFFA is pleased to announce that Rashaad Francisco D’Gama Rose of DSV […]