March 2023 Industry Updates
Here are a few important industry articles we have read recently:
$1B rail and barge network proposed for Island; would help ease congestion at Vancouver (Times Colonist)
Island Rail Corp is proposing a $1-billion freight rail service from Port Alberni to Nanaimo, with barges carrying cargo to the Lower Mainland which has direct access to North American rail networks.
A detailed article exploring the value of carbon offsetting as an essential strategy for reducing carbon emissions in supply chains.
Schedule reliability continue its upwards trend (Sea-Intelligence)
Vessel reliability have improved, but not to pre-pandemic levels yet.
CN Unifor workers vote in favour of strike action (Chamber of Shipping)
3600 CN workers voted to strike as early as March 21, 2023, but CN doesn’t expect any labour action to impact its operations.
100% eBL by 2030 (DCSA)
Nine ocean carriers commit to a 100% adoption of electronic bill of ladings by 2023, accelerating the digitization of original bills of lading.
Introducing Stretch (Boston Dynamics Youtube Page)
Robotics design company has created a versatile mobile robot to automate box moving tasks in warehouses and distributions centres.