The Logistics Advantages North Of The U.S. Border

Written on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
The Logistics Advantages North Of The U.S. Border

Christopher Steele - Location Canada - April 2010

National borders mean very little when making location decisions. The logistics community in particular has consistently lived with the reality of the global economy — It is the nature of the business after all! And yet, even we in the location strategy business sometimes forget about the logistics powerhouse we have to the North.

The strength of the Canadian dollar, the stable regulatory environment, and the nation’s logistic network all indicate strong development opportunities for companies and investors. Canada has already embraced globalization and international trade, has developed solutions to address fuel and environmental issues, and has built a logistics industry which puts it in enviable stead for attracting business.

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The Government Of Canada Supports Ashcroft Terminal's Expansion

Written on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
The Government Of Canada Supports Ashcroft Terminal's Expansion

News Release Communique - July 14, 2010

ASHCROFT, B.C. - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, on behalf of the Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today announced a $5-million federal funding commitment to Ashcroft Terminal for the expansion of its industrial-zoned land into a multi-user rail facility.

“Our government is proud to support this project that will have important benefits for the local economy,” said Minister Strahl. “By expanding rail access and rail service at the terminal, more industries will be able to use the facility, and this will lead to greater trade to the Asia-Pacific.”

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Feds Invest $5 Million In Ashcroft

Written on Friday, July 9th, 2010
Feds Invest $5 Million In Ashcroft

Cam Fortems - Kamloops Daily News - July 19, 2010

ASHCROFT — Ottawa believes in an inland port beside the Thompson River and showed its support Wednesday with a $5-million investment.

Now entrepreneur Bob Landucci must convince industrial firms and the two national railways to do business at his complex — a rare location on benchland where CP and CN trains both pass by.

“Everyone talks about an inland port and what it means to the transportation corridor in Canada,” said Chuck Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon and Indian Affairs Minister.

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Ashcroft Lands Inland Terminal

Written on Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Ashcroft Lands Inland Terminal

Andrew Petrozzi - Business In Vancouver - July 2010

The growing importance of inland terminals to Canada’s logistics chain was illustrated again last week when Ottawa announced it would spend $5 million on building one in Ashcroft, B.C. This follows the recent announcement that construction was starting on the CentrePort Canada logistics hub near Winnipeg. (See “West coast shipping and terminal operators ponder impact of new inland port” – issue 1079; June 29-July 5.)

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Development Opportunities North And South Of The Border

Written on Monday, February 1st, 2010
Development Opportunities North And South Of The Border

Christopher Steele - Cargo Business News - February 2010

National borders mean very little when speaking about banking and trade. We in logistics have consistently lived with the reality of the global economy, and yet real estate markets – even in warehouse and logistics in the post-NAFTA world – still look at the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican markets separately.

This perspective is changing. The U.S. real estate community is beginning to recognize our neighbors’ strengths. As importantly, several communities and agencies in both Canada and Mexico have put together aggressive strategies for becoming key nodes in the North American supply chain.

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