About Trans-Talk

Welcome to Trans-Talk, hosted by Tetracom Logistics.

This is a blog about transportation and trade topics and markets, from a Vancouver, British Columbia perspective. Its main purpose is to organize news and reference materials into a resource for logistics and trade.

At one time it provided comment facilities and a forum for discussing current events within the wider logistics community. They were closed due to the inordinate amount of time needed to deal with spam, malware, etc.


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  • External links often become stale for news sites that limit access to their archives, or for RSS aggregators that purge old content. In many cases the link target can be found by using the Trans-Talk link title, or article title, as a search term on the external site.
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Technical credits and information about the Trans-Talk web site.

Trans-Talk was built with WordPress.

The site layout is based on Michael Heilemann’s Kubrick theme.

The great Quick Event Manager is a plugin by Aerin at http://http://quick-plugins.com/quick-event-manager/.

The site should conform to the W3C HTML5 and CSS3 standards.

Max Burley

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