The Forwarder

Canada’s Freight Forwarding Magazine

The Forwarder Magazine – Spring 2023

July 10, 2023

Welcome to the 2023 spring edition of the Forwarder Magazine. When considering themes for this issue, it felt timely and appropriate to do an update on the economic climate and trade environment that we find ourselves in. As such, this issue is dedicated to updates on the economic front; series of updates from experts in […]

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Month in Review – August 2023

Monthly Review September 06, 2023

Maritime News August 1: Record Containership Deliveries Dash Carriers’ Rate-Recovery Hopes – Seatrade Maritime Containerships commissioned in June hit a record, with more than one ship delivered every day, adding 300,000 TEU of capacity. According to analysis by ocean and air freight data specialist Xeneta no fewer than 40 ships joined the fleet over the […]

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Month in Review – July 2023

Monthly Review August 15, 2023

Canada’s West Coast Port Strike July 4: B.C. Ports Strike Could Inflict Damage That Takes Months to Correct, Warns CN – Strathroy Age Dispatch CN says the ongoing workers’ strike at ports in British Columbia could increase costs and inflict economic damage that could take months to correct. “A labour disruption can create significant impacts […]


Forwarder Online July 27, 2023

Every year, CIFFA offers an award to a young logistics professional who best demonstrates industry knowledge and skills to become a true international logistics professional in the future. In January 2023, after a review process of industry experience and a written dissertation demonstrating technical knowledge, CIFFA announced Viktoriia Rudyk as the 2023 Canadian Young Logistics […]


Forwarder Online July 20, 2023

MARINE BILLS OF LADING How would you describe a bill of lading? It’s rather like trying to describe an elephant-it is far easier to recognize than to describe. A bill of lading can be issued by a vessel operating carrier (VOC), but also by a freight forwarder.  By issuing a bill of lading, the forwarder […]

CIFFA Introduces TraversEd: A New Era in Global Freight Forwarding Education

Press Release July 11, 2023

TORONTO, July 11, 2023 – The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) is proud to announce the launch of TraversEd, its new educational arm designed to meet the needs of freight forwarding organizations and learners outside of Canada. Building on CIFFA’s 40-year legacy of successfully educating Canadians in Freight Forwarding and Logistics, TraversEd aims to […]

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Month in Review – June 2023

Monthly Review July 06, 2023

Maritime June 1: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Announces Leadership Transition for CEO – VFPA press release Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEO Robin Silvester has announced that he will be leaving the port authority after more than 14 years leading the organization. Robin will be staying on to support a leadership transition, with more details to […]