Jen Skerritt

Government, Business, Logistics

Canadian Pacific Reaches Deal With Union to End Stoppage

Workers demonstrate during a Canadian Pacific Railway strike in Calgary Workers demonstrate during a Canadian Pacific Railway strike in Calgary March 20. The strike ended after two days when CP agreed to an arbitrator. (Gavin John/Bloomberg News)

Canadian Pacific Railway said it will resume normal operations after it agreed to work with an arbitrator on a contract for 3,000 workers, ending a two-day work stoppage.

Jen Skerritt | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2022
Business, Logistics

Cardboard Box Shortage Is Latest Disruption to Global Shipping

Cardboard Box Shortage Is Latest Disruption to Global Shipping Employees check a stack of cardboard at the end of a conveyor at a Visy Industries Australia Pty factory in Melbourne, Australia. (Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg)

The latest hurdle to shipping goods in a world gripped by pandemic-driven supply chain disruptions is a shortage of cardboard boxes, according to one of the world’s biggest makers of the material.

Jen Skerritt | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2022
Business

US-Canada Trade Spat on Trees Adds to Lumber Swings

US-Canada Trade Spat on Trees Adds to Lumber Swings Freshly cut boards at a sawmill in Sooke, British Columbia. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg)

As if things weren’t volatile enough in the lumber market, a Canada-U.S. trade tussle will make things worse.

Jen Skerritt | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Rise in Rail Shipments a Sign of Rebound in Canada

Freight trains and oil tankers sit in a rail yard in Toronto, Ontario. Freight trains and oil tankers sit in a rail yard in Toronto, Ontario. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

One of Canada’s railways is seeing signs the economy is slowly bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic.

Jen Skerritt | Bloomberg News
June 2, 2020

Cargo Container Availability Under Stress as Virus Goes Global

Gantry cranes stand idle at the Port of Los Angeles on March 8. Gantry cranes stand idle at the Port of Los Angeles on March 8. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

A shipping container shortage that has left everything from Thai curry to Canadian peas idling in ports may be about to get a whole lot worse as China steps up its coronavirus precautions on incoming vessels.

Jen Skerritt | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2020
Business, Logistics

Canada’s Rail Crunch Adds to Soaring Cost of Lumber

Kurt Bauschardt/Flickr

Just when it seemed lumber prices couldn’t surge any higher, problems for Canada’s railways mean the rally could continue.

Jen Skerritt | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2018
Business

Truck Driver Shortage Slows Operations at World’s Largest Newsprint Maker

A truck is weighed before delivering a load of raw lumber at the Resolute Forest Products mill in Thunder Bay, Canada. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

For the world’s largest newsprint maker, there simply are not enough truck drivers to move its goods.

Jen Skerritt | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2018