Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
You’re Invited to LQ’s June 9th, 2011, Symposium: http://www.LQsummit.com
LQ has begun to measure companies' good deeds, and celebrate their achievements, based on LQ's inaugural annual Third-Party Sustainability Study and Awards Program 2011.
You are invited to join LQ's top firms, and distinguished circle of leading thinkers and practitioners - the Finalists of LQ's Study and Awards Program – who will be presenting on best practices in Sustainability in the Supply Chain, June 9th, at the Toronto Board of Trade Country Club.
LQ will be recognizing one firm and its client with LQ’s Excellence in Sustainability Award, and celebrating the achievements of three Finalists on this exciting day, based on the quality of these firms' achievements.
LQ’s Sustainability Study and Awards Program is designed to enable 3PLs as well as their clients to enhance their sustainability awareness. LQ’s impartial team of evaluators, David Closs, PhD, Michigan State and Thomas Goldsby, PhD, University of Kentucky, will share their insights on the overall landscape of sustainability based on the information LQ has garnered in its inaugural annual sustainability study.
LQ’s Symposium offers a superb context to take a fresh look at new ways to make our business practices more effective. Today, perspectives on sustainability practices are quickly changing discussions in boardrooms, classrooms and executive mind-sets.
As seating is limited to 100 executives, I invite you to register today at: http://www.LQsummit.com
Some of the executives and academics who will guide our discussions on this exciting day include:
• Steve Raetz, Director of Logistics Solutions, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
• David J. Closs, Ph.D., Michigan State University and LQ Executive Editor
• Casey Chroust, Executive Vice President, Retail Industry Leaders Association
• Abrie de Swardt, Marketing Director at IMPERIAL Logistics
• Thomas Goldsby, PhD., University of Kentucky and LQ Executive Editor
• Richard P. Kane, President and CEO, Kane is Able, Inc.
• Clifford F. Lynch, President, C.F. Lynch & Associates
• Steve Phillips, Sr. Vice President of Operations, Werner Global Logistics
• Thomas Schmitt, President and CEO, Purolator International
• Nicholas Seiersen, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.B.A., P. Log., LQ Executive Editor
• Bob Simon, Director of Process Solutions, GENCO ATC
• Colin Yankee, Director, Target Canada
LQ’s June 9th 2011 Symposium will be its fourth carbon-neutral Executive Exchange.
I am looking forward to seeing you at the Toronto Board of Trade's Country Club.
More than $200 million in port investment spurs growth
May 5, 2011 Hamilton, ON – The Port of Hamilton is well on its way to reaching the goal of becoming the Great Lakes port of choice by 2020. An ambitious 2008 strategic plan developed by the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) targeted $500 million in infrastructure investments and improvements to the port to reach that goal. At a recent HPA general meeting, directors were thrilled to announce that 2010 saw the port surpass projected development growth. In fact, 47 per cent of investments outlined in the strategic plan are now completed, committed or in negotiation.
Road, rail, building and security improvements have now been completed port-wide. The latest major project completed was the renovation of the 450 Sherman Avenue property. Six tenants are currently operating from this facility, including Hamilton-based hauler and warehousing operator Fluke Transport, as well as Sunlogic, a solar panel manufacturer who will create up to 200 new jobs.
HPA is focused on cargo diversification, with the intent of doubling the volume of non-steel related commodities moving through the port. New facilities by Parrish and Heimbecker, as well as McAsphalt Industries, are enabling bulk throughput capacity growth, as is the movement of oversized project cargo including the Molson fermentation tanks, windmill blades and pressure vessels. The port projects it will surpass the 4 million tonne mark in non-steel cargo by 2020.
“Development in the past year has created new capacity and elevated the port across the country and internationally, benefiting business across Hamilton and the broader region," said HPA president and CEO Bruce Wood.
The past year also saw the HPA partner with the City of Hamilton to undertake a major dredging project in the east harbour which saved the city over $4 million. Hamilton also welcomed its first passenger cruise vessel into the port, which resulted in a Tourism Hamilton Award.
The port’s strategic location and multimodal capability including marine, truck and rail, provide a sustainable system of moving a variety of commodities in the dry, liquid bulk and project cargo sectors.
About the Port of Hamilton:
The Port of Hamilton is the largest Canadian port on the Great Lakes in terms of both size and cargo handled. The Hamilton Port Authority’s strategic vision is to be the Great Lakes port of choice.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
MIQ LOGISTICS MOVES TO NEW VANCOUVER DISTRIBUTION CENTRE
New location meets growing need for company’s contract logistics expertise
TORONTO, May 3, 2011 – MIQ Logistics, formerly YRC Logistics, relocated its Vancouver distribution centre into a new facility at 16131 Blundell Road in Richmond, British Columbia. The new facility significantly increases the available space for contract logistics operations and can support client supply chains throughout Canada.
“In addition to more space, our new Vancouver site has the attributes which clients desire for keeping their supply chains nimble,” says John Carr, president and chief operating officer.
Carr explains that the building has 35 dock doors, which means trailers can be unloaded and loaded rapidly. Its location and nearness to major highways ensures easy access to container terminals in this strategic port city. The facility also features the latest in warehouse management and transportation management systems to assist clients.
The MIQ Logistics Vancouver distribution centre offers domestic Canadian distribution, local fleet delivery, national transportation management, cross-docking services, just-in-time manufacturing support, quality control verification, repackaging, and customized packaging.
The facility is built for energy efficiency, using T-5 lighting. It also offers the latest in integrated security and fire protection technologies.
About MIQ Logistics
MIQ Logistics is a global logistics company with offices in North America, Asia, Europe and South America. MIQ Logistics enables companies to improve their transportation network and overall supply chain efficiency by offering flexible logistics solutions supported by Web-native technology and global logistics management capabilities.