And for my CANADIAN
The Canadian Intelligent Super Corridor (CISCOR)
Dr. Jerome Corsi, WorldNetDaily.com 12/18/7
has announced a plan to extend the “North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway” network north in
a way that would finish a continental grid designed to accommodate an anticipated tsunami of containers from Red China and
the Far East. It’s called the “Canadian Intelligent Super Corridor” (CISCOR) and is expected to be a massive
national transportation route designed to reach from the West Coast ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert to Montreal and Halifax.
As WorldNetDaily (WND) has documented, recent articles published in The Nation and Newsweek magazines have attempted to
characterize the NAFTA Superhighway as a “conspiracy theory.” Yet, the CISCOR case study provides strong evidence
that the continent’s ports, highways, and rail lines are being reconfigured into an inter-modal system emphasizing technological
logistics and “inland smart ports” to facilitate the relocation of North American manufacturing to China. Inter-modal
is a transportation economics reference to containers that can be transported on several different modes of transportation,
including container ships, trucks, and trains, without having to be unloaded or repacked. According to the CISCOR website,
the Saskatchewan-based CISCOR Inland Port Network of the cities of Regina, Saskatoon, and Moose Jaw is designed to serve “as
the central logistics and coordination hub,” creating a Canadian east-west land bridge connecting three major North
American north-south corridors: North America’s SuperCorridor, or NASCO, the Canada-America-Mexico Corridor, or CANAMEX,
and the River of Trade Corridor Coalition. A multi-color North American continental map on the CISCOR website leaves no doubt
the Canadian super corridor is designed to interface with the NAFTA Superhighway, extending into Mexico.
still more will be needed to accommodate the coming tsunami of Red Chinese products. That is why the Canadian national transportation
plan to open Prince Rupert and Vancouver as deep-water ports capable of handling the
new class of 12,500 container-capacity post-Panama ships now being built for China. The CISCOR strategy falls under the
umbrella of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative as defined by Transport
Canada, the Canadian counterpart to the U.S.
Department of Transportation.
WND previously documented how the Canadian
National and Canadian Pacific Railroads are included in Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, positioned
to operate as NAFTA railroads. Under the CISCOR plan, the Saskatchewan cities are defined as an “inland smart port,” as are
San Antonio, and Denver in the U.S.
CISCOR website cites the University of Texas Center for Transportation research to define an inland port as follows: “An Inland Port is a physical site located away from traditional land, air, and coastal
borders with the vision to facilitate and process international trade through strategic investment in multi-modal transportation
assets and by promoting value-added services as goods move through the supply chain.”
plan to make the Saskatchewan cities an inland port center for utilizing the West Coast deep-water ports in British Columbia
as the input point for millions of containers from Red China and the Far East. A quick look at the continental map shows the
physical location of the Saskatchewan cities qualifies them to be an ‘inland port’ because the area can function
as a switching center, with easy access either to CANAMEX or to what NASCO refers to as the NASCO Corridor, the complex of
Interstate Highways 35, 29, and 94.
As WND has also reported, the Communist Chinese ports management firm, Hutchison Ports
Holdings, is working with Lockheed Martin in a joint venture with NASCO to place RFID sensors along I-35 to track inter-modal
containers from Red China that enter North America through the Mexican ports of Lazaro Cardenas and Manzanillo. WND has exposed an 87-page business analysis archived on the CISCOR website which
lays out the case for developing Saskatchewan as an Inland SmartPort in the following points that begin the report's Executive Summary:
- A majority of the new containerships entering the world fleet in the next five years will be post-Panamax vessels
ready to transport cargo from Red China, Southeast Asia, and India to North American ports already strained with capacity.
- The Panama Canal is approaching operational capacity and the U.S. transportation network is struggling to meet the predicted 15 percent annual
rise in Asian container traffic. The CISCOR business report Executive Summary concludes, “Canada can serve as the North American gateway at the intersection
of three powerful and shifting trade networks – the north-south North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the European-NAFTA,
and the highly-utilized trans-Pacific route…
To open the connection to the European Union, CISCOR envisions extending the Canadian
Inter-modal Network to the east coast port of Halifax.”