Toronto, ON June 24, 2010 -- ShipCanada.ca, a leading 3rd party logistics company based in Ontario, Canada, is preparing U.S. and Canadian customers for what may become a logistical challenge as Toronto prepares to host the upcoming G-20 summit.
The G20 (short for Group of Twenty) was established in 1999 where leaders from the G20 countries meet regularly to discuss key issues in the global economy. This year, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will host the high profile event, which will see unprecedented security measures in place for the world leaders.
|“While road closures and increased security represent a challenge, we hope the event ultimately enhances Canada’s international trade profile.”|
ShipCanada.ca, a division of Equitrans Express International Inc., (one of Canada’s 50 fastest growing companies according to Profit Magazine’s 2007 annual ranking), is a full service logistics company which focuses on cross-border trucking services for U.S. and Canadian companies. There are some positive aspects to hosting the summit according to Brandon Rowland, Shipcanada.ca Vice President: “While road closures and increased security represent a challenge, we hope the event ultimately enhances Canada’s international trade profile.”
ShipCanada.ca has also advised trucking companies in its network that all inbound Canadian shipments should be customs cleared well in advance before arrival at the border as customs staff may also be dealing with increased workloads.