Canada invests in cargo expansion at Moncton Airport

Canada’s government is investing in cargo expansions at Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) in New Brunswick, Transport Canada announced yesterday. The government announced an investment of CA$8.34 million (US$6.30 million) to improve cargo infrastructure at YQM and “move Canadian goods to international markets more efficiently.” The investment will go toward: Expansion of Apron […]

TACF18: In the weeds over blockchain use in air cargo

TORONTO – Yesterday, it became legal to buy and sell marijuana for recreational purposes all across this vast country. While the Canadian airwaves were filled with pundits spouting opinions about how to manage this new commodity, at least one speaker at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum seemed to have one answer to the weed question: Blockchain. […]

Canada Post, Purolator strengthen Cargojet partnership with early contract extension

Purolator and Canada Post, part of a conglomeration known as the Canada Post Group of Companies (CPGOC), have announced an early extension to a 2014 air cargo contract with Cargojet, now running through 2025, that outlines the cargo carrier’s service obligations to the Canadian shipping company, in the context of growing e-commerce volumes and other […]

Aeroterm to open new cargo facility at Edmonton this week

Canada’s Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is well on its way to logging seven years of consecutive growth, with Aeroterm set to open a new $10 million, 50,000 square foot, multi-use cargo facility in EIA’s Cargo Village on Friday, October 20. Adjacent to freight companies such as Purolator, DHL and Cargojet, this latest edition represents a […]

Purolator International enters U.S. domestic forwarding market

Canadian logistics provider Purolator International has launched an expedited forwarding service for domestic American shipments, putting its extensive forwarding and freight experience into play south of the border in the U.S. freight forwarding market. The service is available for next day, two-day, or three-to-five-day delivery.  For shipments that require a specialized delivery window, Purolator International […]

Purolator responds to ‘Amazon effect’ with 2- to 5-day deliveries

Canadian cross-border logistics provider Purolator International has rolled out PuroPost Plus, faster service for its ecommerce shipping solution PuroPost. The new product guarantees delivery in two to five days to any residential address in Canada.  John Costanzo, president of Purolator International, explained that, with B2C commerce making up nearly half of the company’s shipments, many […]

Consumers prefer low cost over speed during peak

While more peak-season shopping will likely be done online this year than ever before in North America, one of the most important factors in a shopper’s decision to use the web will be cost rather than speed of delivery, according to a consumer survey conducted by Canadian parcel and freight service Purolater International, along with […]

Canada’s Cargojet reports good Q1

Mississauga, Canada-based Cargojet, which recently took over Canada Post’s express mail contract with Purolator Express, reported total revenue of C$54.1 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of $10.4 million or 23.8 percent over 2014. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITA), and before one-time costs, was $7.3 million, an increase […]

Canada’s overnight wonder

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: Normally, when two companies bid for a competitive contract worth nearly a billion dollars, the story becomes one of winners and losers. This month, however, when Canada-based Cargojet officially takes over the seven-year contract to deliver express mail for Canada Post’s Purolator Express, they may not be the only winners. The […]

Supply chain insomnia: What keeps you up at night?

NEW ORLEANS – Worried about operational costs? Labor shortages? Potential supply-chain disruptions? How about living within missile range of North Korea? These were some of the supply chain management topics that came up during the parting-shot session March 4 at AirCargo 2015, titled “What Keeps You Up at Night?” The interactive discussion was moderated by […]

Cargojet’s windfall of freight

After a milestone business deal, Cargojet is planning for an imminent windfall of freight. In February, the Ontario, Canada-based cargo airline signed an agreement to provide domestic air cargo service for Canada Post, the country’s postal operator, and Purolator, an overnight courier that is part of the Canada Post group of companies. “When you add […]

Cargojet to provide domestic cargo services for Canada Post, Purolator

Cargojet announced Wednesday that it has been awarded the Domestic Air Cargo Network Services contract and has signed a Master Services Agreement with the Canada Post Group of Companies (CPGOC). “Canada Post is undergoing a major transformation as customer demand shifts from mail to parcel delivery with online shopping,” said Jacques Côté, group president, physical […]