June 18 - 20, 2018
Toronto, ON

What's New in 2018?




Extended Event

We’ve extended our program from 1 day to 2 days.

To check out the sessions, please view our agenda here.





New Location

2018 Canada Trade Conference will be held at the Hotel X Toronto: Hotel X
Toronto 111 Princes' Blvd Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada

JOC Events has secured a block of rooms at the Hotel X Toronto at a rate of $299 CAD ++.

Rate valid through May 19, 2018.





Discussion of the top Canadian shipper and forwarder issues reported by JOC

• Canadian containerized volume is rising, putting pressure on marine terminals to surface networks.

• The Canadian government is reviewing the 18 port authorities to gauge their efficiency and security, as shippers and forwarders complain about a lack of delays and transport providers respond by boosting capacity.

• After a rough winter that caused shipment delays, Canadian National Railway is acknowledging its misstep and promising shippers fast and bold action to restore fluidity and reliability to their supply chains.

• Canadian Pacific Railway is expanding its reach into US market and boosting its capacity to target growing international intermodal opportunities.

• Canadian truckers and shippers are preparing for a proposed mandate much like the electronic logging device rule in the United States that has exacerbated tightening truck capacity and set rates soaring.

• Manitoulin Transport, one of Canada’s largest trucking operators, is expanding its intermodal capabilities as it builds a diverse, continent-wide transportation and logistics network.

• The Port of Montreal is moving forward with its plan to build a $750 million container terminal at Contrecœur as record container volume growth last year hastens the estimated day when the port runs out of capacity.

• With plans to invest almost $2 billion in marine terminal and transportation connectors, Canada’s ports are developing the infrastructure needed to reliably handle growing volume and larger ships — the biggest at 13,000-TEU so far.

• The disruptions that plagued shippers moving goods through western Canadian ports during last year’s trans-Pacific peak season provide a warning and hint to a potential shift in Canadian rail power.