SCM Brief

Liberals to dole out $2.1 billion to unclog trade, border bottlenecks
The federal government announced plans to spend $2.1 billion on trade and transport infrastructure to alleviate and prevent bottlenecks at bridges, tunnels and ports. The government will also dedicate $400 million of that amount towards improving transportation in the North. 

May trade deficit hit $1.1 billion: Stats Canada
Statistics Canada reports that Canada's trade deficit grew to $1.1 billion in May compared with a $552-million deficit in April. Economists had originally predicted a $530 million deficit for May.

The Logistics of Moving Freight on Mount Everest
C.H. Robinson's Manager, Grower-Shipper Supply chain Service John Stenderup discusses what he's learned about moving supplies up Mount Everest during his journey to tackle two of the tallest peaks in the world.

France Will Stop Selling Diesel and Gasoline Cars Entirely By 2040
France's Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot has announced that the country intends to stop selling gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040. He also added that it is France's aim to become carbon neutral by 2050.