Canadian rail shippers praise Fed’s actions to collect more freight data

By Joanna Marsh
February 3, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

Transport Canada in January said the Canadian government approved amendments to the transportation information regulations that would require major railways to supply additional freight rail data. This data will be published weekly. …“The real sort of advantage to having more of this granular information about the railways’ performance and their operations is that it gives us a better line of sight,” said Joel Neuheimer, at the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). …Neuheimer also maintains this will also help shippers with the ability to manage their supply chains better because they will have a better glimpse into what sort of rail capacity is available. Furthermore, the data will differentiate commodities even further, so it’s not just “forest products” but lumber versus pulp and paper products, according to Neuheimer.

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