2021 Sponsor Directory

CN Rail

We connect you with the people that matter most: your customers. Whether shipping across CN’s rail network of more than 20,000 route miles, shipping globally through the many ports we serve on three coasts in North America, or leveraging our 23 strategically located intermodal terminals across our network, with CN you can reach farther. CN is a leader in the North American transportation industry focused on supply chain innovation, collaboration with our supply chain partners and growth for our customers. CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. We offer integrated shipping solutions, including rail, intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution.

For over 100 years, CN has been at the forefront of moving the economy and advancing operational innovations. The company has invested C$26 billion over the last 10 years and will invest approximately C$3.0 billion in 2021 to support growth and improve fluidity and resiliency in our network.  The company is optimistic about 2021 and will invest in infrastructure, equipment, technology and people in order to deliver superior service to customers across North America and further highlight its commitment to operating safely. Safety is paramount to CN and our vision is to be the safest railroad in North America by establishing an uncompromising safety culture that leads to sustained leadership in safety.

With our extended reach, CN is a key gateway for North America’s participation in the global economy, helping customers reach growing markets.

6 River Systems

6 River Systems is a leading fulfillment solutions provider - striving to make warehouses faster with flexible, human-first and innovative products that deliver immediate value. As part of global commerce company Shopify, 6 River Systems implements their flexible, easy-to-deploy solution powered by collaborative robotics and industry-leading software with companies of all sizes to enable efficiency and the ability to quickly adapt to changes in demand. 6 River Systems’ solutions, including its collaborative mobile robot Chuck, are operating in more than 70 facilities in the U.S., Canada and Europe, fulfilling millions of units each week for companies including Lockheed Martin, Crocs, Bodybuilding.com, DM Fulfillment Services, Project Verte, ACT Fulfillment, DHL, XPO Logistics and Office Depot.

To learn about 6 River Systems and its wall-to-wall fulfillment solution, please visit www.6river.com.

Bastian Solutions

Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, is a trusted supply chain integration partner committed to providing its clients a competitive advantage by designing and delivering world-class distribution and production solutions.

 The expertise Bastian Solutions delivers includes exceptional results through a proven process of analytical consulting, engineering and design, simulation, project management, and installation services, while sourcing the best material handling equipment and automation technologies available.

 With innovation at the forefront, the company also develops Exacta supply chain software, conveyor and sortation systems, custom automated material-handling equipment, robotics, autonomous vehicles and robotic shuttles, and state-of-the art industrial controls.

 Bastian Solutions serves domestic and global markets, covering the United States, Canada, India, the Middle East, Mexico and South America.


Deloitte is a multinational professional services network with offices in over 150 countries and territories around the world. “Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients.

Our Supply Chain & Network Operations practice can help you imagine, deliver, and run your digital supply networks to address tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities—providing a platform for generating critical insights, optimizing business processes, and automating supply chain activities across your value chain.

We tackle organizations’ most complex issues by drawing on global capabilities that span all areas of business strategy and operations across industries such as consumer and industrial products, resources, financial services, telecom, and healthcare.

Our world-class supply chain practice—plus our extensive technology enablement and digital enterprise transformation capabilities—can help you respond to supply chain disruption with confidence and agility. Our DSN Strategy, Insights and Advanced Solutions professionals can help you design, build, and operate a digital supply network, providing a flexible, future-facing ecosystem that connects elements across your supply chain—from product development to planning and sourcing to production and delivery, including post-delivery product monitoring, re-ordering, and customer support.

DP World Canada

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We have a portfolio of 128 business units in 60 countries across six continents. Our strategically located North American terminals in Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Fraser Surrey, and Saint John, as well as our Caucedo logistics center, offer more options for accessing markets in the Americas. From coast to coast, DP World’s reliable and flexible services help to mitigate many of the bottlenecks and challenges facing our industry. We offer faster transit times, easier access, and cost-efficient transmodal connections for near-sourcing and multi-destination shipments. DP World aims to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.


Port of Montreal

The Port of Montréal is a major diversified transshipment centre operated by the Montréal Port Authority (MPA). Located 1,600 kilometres inland from the Atlantic coast, at the centre of a fully integrated rail, road and pipeline network, the Port of Montréal is an essential link in the supply chain of the major consumer markets of Eastern Canada and the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.

The Port of Montréal is of vital importance to local, regional and national markets as a leading international centre for handling containers, non-containerized goods, grain, dry bulk and liquid bulk. Our global connections showcase our know-how and expertise as a business partner, right at your fingertips.

With a strong fourth quarter, 2020 ended with a sense of bullish sentiment in this year impacted by a global pandemic. The Port of Montreal’s proven expertise in container handling has been developed for over half a century. This, along with continuous port infrastructure improvements, have significantly contributed to ensuring the reliability and fluidity of our operations, which have proven essential especially through a challenged-filled year.

With the use of AI, the success of initiatives such as Cargo2AI demonstrate the Port of Montreal’s commitment to innovation and illustrates our ability to support the supply chain’s new dynamics and requirements through continued investments in new technologies and expansion projects.

In Montreal, the unique culture of collaboration between all partners and stakeholders shapes its ecosystem strengthening the global positioning and growth of our economies.  

Ship Different- Ship Port of Montreal


Dematic is an intralogistics innovator that designs, builds and supports intelligent, automated solutions for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution environments for customers that are powering the future of commerce. With engineering centres, manufacturing facilities and service centres located in more than 25 countries, the Dematic global network of 10,000 employees has helped achieve more than 6,000 worldwide customer installations for some of the world’s leading brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is a member of KION Group, one of the global leaders in industrial trucks and supply chain solutions, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

Cedric Millar

Cedric Millar Integrated Solutions is a leading Canadian 4PL provider specializing in: strategic supply chain management, freight brokerage services, small package services, dedicated solutions, and consulting and engineering services. Cedric Millar’s robust experience, and ultimate pursuit, is in building and executing optimized supply chain solutions for shippers and manufacturers across North America. Cedric Millar leverages their best-in-class suppliers and technology to drive service and process improvements - resulting in reduced costs and enduring satisfaction for our customers.

Cedric Millar brought two innovative services to the North American market in 2021: The Pro-Fit™ Placement Service (Powered by BrightMatter HR) and Quest™: The Driver Delivery App.

The Pro-Fit™ Placement Service utilizes market-leading HRIS software, offering market-competitive packages, as well as a 90-day guarantee on their candidates- ensuring both employee and employer are satisfied with their decision.

The Quest™ Driver Delivery App was designed for use by drivers to optimize the customer delivery experience, allowing drivers to understand their route details and manage their day-to-day deliveries. The app supports better management/tracking of drivers and equipment… all with the click of a button.

Cedric Millar has two locations in the Greater Toronto Area, one in Montreal, and another planned in Vancouver in 2022, as well as complimentary operations in Cincinnati, Ohio and Los Angeles, California. For more information, please go to: www.cedricmillar.com or call toll-free at 1-888-998-1009


JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of March 31, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.ca.

Bowe Systec

BÖWE SYSTEC’s OptiSorter Parcel and Package Sorting solutions address the complexities and demanding requirements of the package, parcel and logistics sector with material handling automation, weighing, scanning, dimensioning, print/apply labeling and sorting for a variety of industries including, Postal and Parcel sortation and e-commerce logistics. The solutions are designed to handle a wide variety of product types and dimensions with systems that are fast, flexible, and scalable to match operational objectives. The unique pusher tray technology is designed for sorting a large range of different product sizes and shapes including parcels, poly bags, cartons, books, multimedia, containers, apparel, shoes, and agricultural items. It enables the sortation of items as small as 5mm thick and as large as 70 lbs. with throughputs of up to 15,000 trays per hour.

ErgoStrap | Strapco

"ErgoStrap® Canada is the Canadian distributor for ErgoPack Deutschland GmbH, the world’s leading manufacturer of semiautomatic portable pallet strapping systems.

 With the mobile strapping systems from ErgoStrap® Canada, different sized pallets can safely and comfortably be strapped with plastic bands while standing upright, without bending and walking around the pallet. The patented ChainLance, which is guiding the strap below the pallet, upwards at the opposite side and directly into the hands of the user, makes this possible."

Prince Rupert Port Authority

The Port of Prince Rupert provides shippers with unparalleled speed, reliability, and reach in moving cargo between Asian and North American markets. Prince Rupert’s Fairview Terminal, a dedicated intermodal container facility, offers shippers formidable competitive advantages: up to three days’ faster sailing time than other west coast ports; the deepest natural harbour in North America; exceptional labour and community support; uncongested rail connection to the North American heartland; and significant capacity for growth. The container terminal currently holds a capacity of 1.35M TEUs and is currently undergoing an expansion to 1.8M TEUs by 2023.

Port of Vancouver

As Canada’s largest and North America’s most diversified port, the Port of Vancouver handles approximately 145.5 million metric tonnes of cargo worth $240 billion each year. The port facilitates trade with more than 170 trading economies, and provides direct rail access to key destinations throughout North America. With extensive on-dock rail connections, the port’s marine cargo terminals are supported by a well-established network of transload and warehousing facilities. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver. Supporting a long-established Asia market presence, the port authority has a Chief Representative and dedicated office in Shanghai to facilitate the development of key relationships in the Asia-Pacific region. The Vancouver gateway offers sustained investment in terminal capacity and transportation infrastructure, and leading reliability initiatives that together result in greater supply chain consistency and transparency.


Automha is the leader in innovative, high density case and pallet storage solutions in the supply chain industry. For over 40 years, Automha has been on the cutting edge of warehouse automation. Today, Automha is proud to have a full suite of products used throughout the world by clients in a vast number of different industries, with different application requirements and goals. A common theme with all of our clients is the need to run their operations more efficiently and their long-term trust in Automha.

Automha's Pallet Runner  pallet storage system is the leading and most advanced deep lane pallet shuttle solution on the market. Pallet Runner has been manufactured exclusively by Automha since 2001. Branded as Pallet Runner in North America and Autosat around the rest of the world, Automha has over 5000 carts operating in 100’s of installations world-wide.

A Pallet Runner system is designed to enhance and improve overall operations of our client’s storage and distribution facilities;  increasing productivity, increase storage density, improved productivity of operators, are just a few benefits users experience.

For customers needing fully-automated product storage solutions, Automha offers project specific solutions that maximizes a warehouse's floor and vertical space through its diverse line of AS/RS products that includes both AS/RS crane and shuttle systems.

Automha's leading pallet storage AS/RS, AutoSatMover, is a fully automated, high density, deep-lane storage system offering superior throughput compared to other types of automated solutions. AutoSatMover is a shuttle-based AS/RS system that utilizes individual machines on all levels of storage in an ASRS to store and retrieve pallets. Lifters in the front or side of the system provide the vertical movement. More lifters can be added for more through put.

Automha Americas' operations are based out of the US and Canada. Spare Parts and service are out of Buffalo, NY.

Cargo Screening K9

Cargo Screening K9® or (CSK9®) is a Transport Canada approved, Explosive Detection Dog Handler Team (EDDHT) program provider, providing ad-hoc, part-time, or full-time explosive threat detection dogs for cargo screening solutions to the aviation, rail & maritime industry, providing transportation security dogs to the greater Toronto area, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal and beyond.

Implementing our explosive detection dog handler teams (EDDHT) as a primary Transport Canada - certified screening method for Aviation freight. CSK9® are held to the highest standards in aviation security under the Government of Canada federally regulated program, CSK9® is part of the 360K9 group of companies, one of North Americas largest K9 centric companies to employ bomb detection dogs.

CSK9® have teams deployed across North America, from Miami to Anchorage, and have successfully screened over 16 million pieces of cargo to date, we are a one stop shop for cargo screening and can deploy K9 teams whose handlers also act as your alarm resolution, physical searchers and secondary x-ray operators.

CSK9® were also the first company to certify under the TSA’s 3PK9 program and followed soon after with approval as a certified cargo screening facility – CCSF, we have two dedicated training facilities, a 320-acre site in Anniston, Alabama and a 50-acre site in New Smyrna beach, Florida. It is from these two centers of excellence that we train all our K9’s (on average 600 per year) including those supplied to Via Rail Police and the Canadian Department of Defence.

Surge Analytics

Surge Analytics Inc. is a data driven technology company with a focus on route planning optimization, shipment lifecycle management and business intelligence. Catering to manufacturers and distributors throughout North America, our SaaS tool - Surgeship - leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive best-in-class route planning and continual process improvement for long-haul and short-haul freight via:

·         Route planning optimization using historical and real-time data

·         Automated carrier tendering and/or internal truck assignments

·         Automated pick-up and drop-off scheduling

·         Internal messaging and communication

·         Proof-of-delivery and document management

·         Invoicing and assessorial review

·         Real-time reporting and KPIs

Bleeding-edge route planning optimization, unparalleled reporting and near-real-time visibility into the shipment lifecycle are at the core of Surgeship.