The recent announcement by a major Canadian grocery retailer that it is updating distribution centres has once again raised the spectre of robots taking supply chain jobs. The company will be introducing automation to its distribution operations, and the changes will result in the loss of almost 300 jobs. 
The who’s who of the international trade and import/export industries packed the Hilton Lac Leamy for FITT’s 2017 international business conference, “Your Future in Global Markets” and ICECORP had a front row seat to all of the action that took place throughout the 3-day conference. The conference was jam packed with inspiring keynote presentations, interactive workshops and great discussions, along with some really good networking mixed throughout. It was the absolute best place to be for building your international trade expertise, learning about what to do today and preparing your business for the future.
During my 20 year career in logistics, transportation and trade compliance, I have had to become smarter. I have kept up by reading and researching more. Google is my best friend. I do this because my clients and their supply chains are increasingly more sophisticated. A new generation of supply chain executives are looking for solutions to complex challenges brought on by globalization, new technology, limited resources and demand uncertainty. They are looking for smarter solutions to their supply chain.
Good day! With the recent devastating and destructive aftermath of hurricane Harvey and Irma, it has made a lot of us reflect on how prepared we really are for the next big natural disaster. Natural disasters can wreak a lot of havoc on the business and finances of your supply chain if you do not have a clear and effective plan in place.
As of yesterday, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, between Canada and the European Union is now provisionally in full force. This agreement removes a lot of barriers in trade for Canada's second largest trading partner.
ICECORP is excited to share Episode 53 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!
So what does a captain and freight insurance have in common? The 2 Babes talk with Captain Andrew Kinsey, a senior marine risk consultant with Allianz, a global insurance provider, about his extensive knowledge about ocean freight and why businesses should look at ocean freight insurance as a highly effective operational tool.
Via. CIFFA's Bulletin - Sep 12, 2017
Customers can expect ongoing delays and increased dwell times at Canadian west coast ports for the next several weeks. Volumes are high. Container stacks are growing higher at terminals and service levels are certainly not where they should be.
Terror attacks may not be the top of mind risk for your supply chain on a daily basis, but these disruptions happen far more often than you might imagine.
In fact, it is estimated that terrorists target supply chain operations at least once every seven days, and the number is rising. In a recent report, analyst firm BSI says terror attacks that affect supply chains have reached their highest level ever. 
ICECORP is proud to share Episode 53 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!
It's been well over a year since the 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain podcast hit the air waves with weekly podcasts featuring some of the best of the best in the supply chain industry. So, needless to say, they have accumulated quite an inventory of amazingly actionable and highly effective tips, tricks and tactics to basically help you crush your competition. Episode 54 is jam packed with the best and biggest tips shared on the 2 Babes podcast.
The General Rate Increase that was set to take effect on September 1st has been cancelled for eastbound Canada trade for Dry and Reefer Cargo carriers from all Far East and Indian Sub-Continent origins to all Canadian destinations. The current rates are valid until September 14th and are subject to the Peak Season Surcharge on September 15th.