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Martin Imbleau has been appointed CEO of VIA HFR – VIA TGF INC. (CNW Group/VIA HFR)
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Imbleau Appointed CEO of VIA HFR

Montreal Port Authority (MPA) President and CEO Martin Imbleau has been appointed as CEO of VIA HFR – VIA TGF Inc. (VIA HFR), effective Sept. 8, following a national and international search carried out by VIA HFR’s Board of Directors.

Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on March 28 tabled Budget 2023.

Canada FY2023 Budget: $262MM for Rail

Among the proposals included in the Canadian government’s 2023 budget, tabled March 28 by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, are those slated to “strengthen Canada’s transportation systems and supply chain infrastructure,” such as the establishment of a Transportation Supply Chain Office and a temporary extension, on a pilot basis, of the interswitching limit in the prairie provinces “to strengthen rail competition.” Also proposed: investing C$210.0 million over five years in VIA Rail Canada.

Union Pacific is purchasing four hybrid cranes for testing in its intermodal yards. These hybrid cranes are expected to consume at least 50% less diesel fuel than standard cranes. (UP Photograph)

Intermodal Briefs: UP, Port of Belledune, Western Intermodex

Union Pacific (UP) finalizes contracts for four hybrid cranes to test in its intermodal yards. Also, the government of Canada is investing up to C$12.5 million in an infrastructure project at the CN-served Port of Belledune in New Brunswick; and intermodal services firm Western IntermodeX acquires Quickload Logistics to boost import transload capacity in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.