Jen Skerritt

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