rail 

 

Procurement, supply and delivery of services in the rail business in Canada presents an equally challenging task, with few suppliers and significant demand. Businesses that ship by rail require significant commercial, financial and legal support in an environment that often lacks competitive alternatives. Also, as the long term demand for commodities and raw materials increases, rail infrastructure and operations investment around the world is expected to rise. The opportunities are great, but so are the challenges.

McMillan's Transportation Industry Group has decades of experience in the rail shipping industry. We are frequently called upon by other law firms, shippers, shortline railways, rail equipment manufacturers and lessors, governments and carriers in Canada and the United States to provide expert legal counsel. Our strong relationships with industry participants, third party service providers and consultants in the fields of economics, costing, safety and environmental regulation, and other fields, uniquely qualify us to provide a broad spectrum of services to the transportation and distribution sector.

Our lawyers frequently assist parties across North America. We also maintain strong relationships with industry participants, regulators and consultants to both inform industry and regulators and to ensure we understand the dynamics of the industry and where it is going.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by :

  • Advising on commercial distribution and logistics matters, including rates, level of service, risk, competitive and strategic analyses
  • Dispute resolution in all facets of rail shipping, logistics and regulatory matters
  • Managing distribution chain projects, ranging from small or short run outsourced matters to large, long-term and multi-disciplinary engagements
  • Advising on safety, environmental and rail regulatory compliance, and transportation of dangerous goods
  • Advising on the development, expansion, purchase and sale of railways, railway equipment, transportation infrastructure, terminal and related businesses and facilities, including government-owned facilities
January 2017

Transportation Bulletin

August 2016

Transportation Bulletin

April 2016
Transportation Bulletin
April 2016
Transportation Bulletin
March 2016
Transportation Bulletin
June 2015
Transportation Bulletin
May 2015
Another 50 Years: Where To From Here?, Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Montreal, Quebec
2015
American Bar Association's Transportation and Energy Industries Committee Newsletter
November 4, 2014
Crude-by-Rail: Regulatory Developments in Canada
May 7, 2014
Transportation of Coal: A Regulatory Perspective
June 2013
North American Competitiveness in Global Trade: The Role of Transportation, Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 2013
Transportation Bulletin
June 2012
Sustainable Transportation: Economic, Social and Environment Perspectives, Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Calgary, Alberta
June 2012
Running Rights and the Public Interest
May 2011
Transportation and Innovation: the Roles of Governments, Industry and Academia, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Gatineau, Québec
May 2011
Transportation and Innovation: the Roles of Governments, Industry and Academia, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Gatineau, Québec
May 2011
Transportation and Innovation: the Roles of Governments, Industry and Academia, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Gatineau, Québec
September 10, 2008
Railroad Industry - Is railroad pricing at risk?
September 8, 2008
Overcoming Regulatory Inefficiency in Rail Transportation Markets
June 2008

National Post  

June 4, 2008
Efficiency and Equity in for Federal Freight Rail Pricing and Service
June 2008
Shaking Up Canada's Transportation Systems to Meet Future Needs, Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum
March 31, 2008
Principles of Deregulation and the Federal Freight Railways
November 16, 2007
In Brief, Winter 2007/2008
July 23, 2007
Lang Michener Transportation Alert
July 23, 2007
Lang Michener Transportation Alert
June 1, 2007
North American Networks: Gaps and Opportunities, Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum
June 2006
Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy (originally entitled "Qualitative Aspects of Price and Output Regulation of Federal Freight Railways in Canada")
May 30, 2006
Responding to the Market Power of Railways
May 2006
Responding to the Market Power of Federal Freight Railways
Competition as a driver of change: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum
June 18, 2004
Final Offer Arbitration in Rail Shipper-Carrier Disputes
June 2003
Lang Michener In Brief
November 2, 2000
Report to the Canada Transportation Act Review Panel, Toronto, Ontario, published at the Canada Transportation Act Review
October 13, 2000
Final Offer Arbitration and Competition