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Port of Windsor a key enabler of the local economy

2016-07-03

By David Cree

After banner years in both 2012 and 2013, the Port returned to more historic cargo levels in 2014, with total throughput declining to 5.4 million tonnes. Traffic volumes...

Morterm Ltd – Port of Windsor’s full-service marine terminal

2016-07-03

Morterm Limited is a privately owned facility strategically located within an 8 hour drive of half of all U.S. businesses, manufacturing plants and households, and directly across from the City of...

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  • Windsor-Essex, Ontario Canada –The epicenter of international logistics in North America

    2016-07-03

    As Canada’s southernmost region, Windsor-Essex is ideally situated to expand its existing role as a major player in North America’s logistics and transportation networks. The geography of the...

  • Sterling Fuels attributes its success to strong partnerships

    2016-07-03

    It has been another exciting year for Sterling Fuels Limited in its longstanding partnership with Port of Windsor. All of Sterling’s infrastructure projects at its Windsor site have now been...

  • Southwestern Sales looking forward to many more decades of superior customer service

    2016-07-03

    2016 marks Southwestern Sales Corporation’s 62nd year as a supplier of high quality aggregate products to communities, contractors and government agencies through its terminal in Windsor,...

  • Freight forwarders association partners with university

    2016-07-03

    By Keith Norbury Partnering with institutions of higher learning to deliver educational programs is nothing new for the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association. For years,...

  • Maritime training remains a selling job

    2016-07-03

    By Alex Binkley Employment in the maritime sector is low on the radar of most high school students and, as a result, Georgian College in Owen Sound brings a navigation simulator to job and...

  • Railway offers customer safety training

    2016-07-03

    By Keith Norbury Training employees in safety procedures is an absolute “must” as part of running a successful railroad. Canadian National Railway has taken that a step further by...

  • B.C. marine trades and marine engineering education to benefit from commitments for future donations

    2016-07-03

    The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Seaspan, announced multi-year, multi-million dollar donations to benefit the future of British Columbia’s marine industrial...

  • Deadline delayed for eManifest for freight forwarders

    2016-07-03

    By Keith Norbury The implementation date for electronic manifests, or e house bills, for freight forwarders is delayed. Again. “CBSA has advised trade that a date will be announced at...

  • Freight forwarders prepare for verified container weight requirement deadline

    2016-07-03

    By Keith Norbury Shippers have long been required to provide accurate weights of container shipments to ocean carriers before those containers are loaded on board. However, investigations...

  • Report on CIFFA Annual Meeting

    2016-07-03

    By Brian Dunn As of October 17th, all air cargo in Canada must be screened before being loaded onto an aircraft, a major topic of discussion at the Canadian International Freight...

  • Shipping quotations

    2016-07-03

    By Guy M. Tombs Does the shipping market offer what the textbooks call ‘perfect competition?’ I sometimes think so. Pricing weighs heavily as a competitive factor amongst firms....

  • CIFFA happy with Transportation Act review

    2016-07-04

    The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association is pleased that three of its major recommendations were incorporated in the final report tabled earlier this year of a review of...

  • A new transload port and logistics park for Sydney, Nova Scotia?

    2016-07-04

    By Tom Peters If all goes according to plan, the port of Sydney, NS could become a future transshipment hub for container cargo on North America’s East Coast. Harbour Port Development...

  • Linking North America to the World - Report on CILT Conference held in Montreal – new container port planned for Sydney, N.S.

    2016-07-04

    By Brian Dunn It’s been a long and bumpy recovery since the 2008 recession with most of the world’s economies still suffering from sub-par growth, high unemployment, weak investment...

  • Coal handling at the Sydney, N.S. International Pier

    2016-07-04

    Each year, Logistec ensures that over a million tonnes of coal and petcoke safely make their way from self-unloading vessels at the Sydney International Pier to thermal electricity plants on Cape...

  • Report on the Maritime Strategy, Preparing for the Future conference organized by SODES

    2016-07-04

    By Brian Dunn Québec’s Maritime Strategy which aims to create more than 30,000 new jobs and encourage public and private investments of roughly $9 billion by 2030, has already been set...

  • 2016 Montreal Gateway Truckers Appreciation Day

    2016-07-04

    MGT’s 2016 Truckers Appreciation Day started off as an unseasonably cool day with a threat of rain. However, attendees were not deterred and came out in droves. Truckers and management staff...

  • Report on International Economic Forum of the Americas conference

    2016-07-04

    By Brian Dunn There is increased global competition for the most skilled immigrants, resulting in a supply shortage which increases the cost of attracting the brightest and the best,...

  • The stars are beginning to line up for electric vehicles

    2016-07-04

    By Brian Dunn How big is the electric vehicle (EV) market? It’s big in places like California, but is growing here too. During a presentation at the International Economic Forum of the...

  • Aluminum is upping the ante to become the green metal

    2016-07-04

    By Brian Dunn This year should be a record-breaking one for vehicle sales, thanks to strong demand for trucks and SUVs, which have replaced automobiles in driving demand. In fact,...

  • Putting the future into transportation planning

    2016-07-04

    By Alex Binkley Transport Minister Marc Garneau is preparing to launch months of consultations on how to respond to the 244 recommendations in a review of national transportation policy,...

  • Marine industry on right course for safety, academic report declares

    2016-07-04

    By Alex Binkley Investments and training to reduce maritime transport accidents have paid off during the last decade, but more information is needed to improve safety, says a report...

  • CMA CGM S.A. launches all-cash voluntary conditional general offer to acquire NOL

    2016-07-04

    CMA CGM S.A. launched an all-cash voluntary conditional general offer for all outstanding shares of Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) other than those it already owns, controls or has agreed to...

  • Claude Mongeau to step down as CEO of CN

    2016-07-04

    CN announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Claude Mongeau, will step down from his role leading CN at the end of June. Mongeau joined CN 22 years ago, was its Chief Financial...

  • CN’s Marie-Chantal Savoy named 2016 Transportation Marketing Executive of the Year

    2016-07-04

    The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) recently named Marie-Chantal Savoy, Director of Marketing Innovation at CN, the 2016 TMSA Marketing Executive of the Year. Each year,...

  • EDC’s spring 2016 export forecast predicts relief for non-resource Canadian exporters

    2016-07-04

    By R. Bruce Striegler Twice a year, the Export Development Canada (EDC) economics team assembles data which offers a detailed analysis of what Canadian exporting companies can expect in...

  • B.C.’s ten-year transportation plan includes building more infrastructure with a focus on goods movements

    2016-07-04

    By R. Bruce Striegler “This will be the largest bridge ever built in B.C. When completed, it will address what is now the worst traffic bottleneck in the province,” said B.C.’s...

  • How Davisville, Rhode Island, aims to capture some of Canada’s port volumes

    2016-07-04

    By Ira Breskin Recently serving as a viable alternative debarcation port for Canada-bound auto imports may pay larger, longer-term dividends for Port of Davisville, located in North...

  • Richardson doubles capacity at Vancouver port terminal

    2016-07-04

    Richardson International Limited has nearly doubled the storage and receiving capacity of its export terminal in North Vancouver following the successful completion of a $140-million expansion...

  • Port of Johnstown first annual Port Day

    2016-07-04

    Port of Johnstown (Ontario) officials reported a roaring start to the season as it opened its doors on June 4 to more than 1,000 members of the public as well as politicians and business leaders...

  • Chamber of Marine Commerce President to retire

    2016-07-04

    The Chamber of Marine Commerce announced that its President, Stephen Brooks, has informed the Board of Directors of plans for his retirement. Effective October 1, 2016 Mr. Brooks will be taking a...

  • McKeil Marine expands fleet with additional ship

    2016-07-04

    McKeil Marine’s newest vessel, Arklow Willow which will be renamed Florence Spirit, is the second bulk carrier in McKeil Marine’s ever-expanding fleet. Hamilton-based McKeil Marine also has a...

  • Six carriers sign five-year agreement to form new alliance – but Hyundai must wait to join

    2016-07-04

    By Mike Wackett & Gavin van Marle Troubled South Korean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) appears to be the loser – temporarily at least – in the latest game of alliance...

  • Manitoulin Transport opens terminal in Brandon, MB; Manitoulin Global Forwarding buys M.A.P. International Freight

    2016-07-04

    Manitoulin Transport has opened a newly built transportation terminal in Brandon, Manitoba. This is the second new terminal Manitoulin has launched in that province within the last seven months,...

  • The Alliance beckons HMM as containership owners agree to 20 per cent charter rate cuts

    2016-07-04

    By Mike Wackett Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has managed to secure a 20 per cent cut in daily hire rates for its chartered vessels. The line on June 10 said it had reached a new agreement...

  • New container line alliance may find it has ‘too many cooks in its kitchen’, suggests Drewry

    2016-07-04

    By Mike Wackett “Alliances are only as stable as their member carriers,” was maritime consultant Drewry’s first comment on plans to create a third mega-grouping, as Hanjin Shipping,...

  • 2M takes advantage of lull in competition to revamp services for faster transit times

    2016-07-04

    By Mike Wackett Faster transit times and improved reliability will be the key battlegrounds for alliances on the Asia-Europe trades when the four groupings become three next April....

  • Give us more and you’ll get more’, say forwarders in response to shippers’ call for better air freight

    2016-07-04

    By Alex Lennane Air freight must improve if it is to charge “luxury” pricing, shippers said last week at the World Cargo Symposium in Berlin. But forwarders hit back, accusing end...

  • Analysis: redundancies at DSV still inevitable, despite decent trading update

    2016-07-04

    By Alessandro Pasetti Danish freight forwarder DSV delivered a decent trading update on May 12, mostly because its integration of UTi Worldwide appears to be on track, according to...

  • Ship scrapping accelerates ahead of Panama Canal re-opening, and victims get younger

    2016-07-04

    By Mike Wackett The number of container vessels sent to breakers’ yards so far this year will shortly eclipse the total demolished in 2015 – in terms of TEU capacity, 2016 is already...

  • Analysis: Hapag-Lloyd and UASC a merger made in heaven for the banks?

    2016-07-04

    By Gavin van Marle “So, how about this merger between Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company – what do you make of that?” (‘It’s not going to be a fairy tale’, was what...

  • OOCL launches the first capacity cuts on the transpacific as freight rates sink to unsustainable levels

    2016-07-04

    By Mike Wackett OOCL has announced that it will suspend its transpacific service out of central China. The service, CC1, which operates as part of the G6 alliance, will stop for...

  • Carriers call a truce and Asia-North Europe ocean freight rate war is over – or is it?

    2016-07-04

    By Mike Wackett There is evidence that Asia-Europe carriers have called off their market share-driven ocean freight rate war “for now”, said maritime consultant Drewry on June 13. And...

  • Seaway off to a slow start, but increased exports expected to make up for early losses

    2016-07-04

    Seaway year-to-date shipments (March 21 to May 31) reached 6.5 million tonnes, down 4 per cent (282,000 tonnes) compared to the same period last year, due mainly to tonnage decreases in iron ore...

  • Seaway VP Guy Yelle to retire in June

    2016-07-04

    Terence Bowles, President and CEO of The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that Guy Yelle, Vice President, Operations, will be retiring in June after an exemplary career...

  • EDC: Protectionism – in vogue again?

    2016-07-04

    By Peter G Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist Say it isn’t so! We’ve heard the dreaded ‘P’ word enough in the past to be beyond this. Globalization has long since proven its...

  • Anik Trudel new Chair at Montreal Port Authority

    2016-07-04

    Anik Trudel was elected by her peers as Chair of the Board of Directors of Montreal Port Authority (MPA). Her appointment took effect following MPA’s annual meeting held on May 13. She succeeds...

  • ‘Outlook dim for Latin America trade in 2016’, but Mexico is still shining

    2016-07-04

    By Gavin van Marle Trade prospects for Latin America are looking distinctly dim this year, according to a recent Maersk Line trade report. East coast volumes are predicted to shrink as...


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