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Customs user fees hampering airport growth

Dryden airport manager George Friesen would like to turn his municipally-run facility into a profit centre. When Transport Canada transferred the assets of small airports to communities in 1998, the onus was on them to generate business on their own.

International bridge upgrade overdue

The Sault Ste. Marie Joint International Bridge Authority is looking to Ottawa to pick up the cost of upgrading the antiquated 1960s-era customs plaza on the Canadian side of the St. Mary’s River.
Just in the niche of time

Just in the niche of time

A coal crunch by the major European steelmaker proved to be a blessing for the Port of Thunder Bay this past spring.
Kuehne + Nagel International Ltd.

Kuehne + Nagel International Ltd.

After more than a century of moving cargo around the world, Kuehne + Nagel isn’t going to stray too far from its core competencies.
A.D. Rutherford

A.D. Rutherford

In an increasingly paperless world, A. D. Rutherford and Co. Ltd. is taking steps to stay ahead of the digital curve.
George A. Gray

George A. Gray

Sixty years in the logistics business has honed George A. Gray Customs Brokers Ltd.’s experience and expertise, says company president James Conrad. “What it really comes down to is how you deal with your customers.
Cole International

Cole International

Since the 2001 terrorist attacks, it’s no easy feat for companies to understand the complex rules of customs clearance and security requirements when it comes to shipping cargo.
Transportation experts who know the way

Transportation experts who know the way

Failing to keep abreast of the constant stream of new security-focused trade regulations could stop an importer's shipments in its tracks.

Friesen brothers succeed with a foray into flight

By NICK STEWART In a fiercely competitive industry, brothers Harvey and Cliff Friesen have used their entrepreneurial gusto to keep their company, Bearskin Airlines, soaring for nearly 40 years.

Aircraft servicer lands in Sault Ste. Marie

By IAN ROSS Business partners Don McNabb and Julian Chin had originally planned to officially open the hangar doors on their aircraft inspection and repair shop in Sault Ste. Marie by early summer, but their clients couldn’t wait.