Thriving Asia boosts West Coast ports in 2013


By Alex Binkley

Port Metro Vancouver and Prince Rupert Port Authority posted healthy tonnage increases during 2013 while results at East Coast and Great Lakes ports mostly fell compared to...

Federal Port Review, 2011-2012


By Theo van de Kletersteeg

Canadian Sailings has recently completed a study comparing financial and other performance data related to federally-operated Canadian ports from 2011 to 2012....

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  • Spreading the word remains Chamber mission


    By Alex Binkley When Stephen Brooks joined the Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) in 2006 after working for more than twelve years as a political aide, the maritime industry had little...

  • Workshop underscores complexity of rail safety


    By Alex Binkley The safety record of the North American tank car fleet drew a lot of media attention to a half-day workshop on the transportation of dangerous goods in...

  • Who pays - liability and compensation in a post Lac-Mégantic world


    K. Joseph Spears The risks, liabilities and compensation associated with transporting oil by rail became very evident on the evening of July 6, 2013 in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic...

  • CN continues to strengthen its safety management system


    CN continues to take significant steps to strengthen the railway’s Safety Management System, with the goal of improving the safety of its transportation of dangerous goods, says President and...

  • SODES luncheon: Speaker lauds Canada’s indemnity system for oil spills


    by Mark Cardwell To hear eminent Canadian maritime law expert Richard Gaudreau tell it, there would be no need for ongoing indemnity angst related to last summer’s early-morning oil...

  • Tracey Raimondo sees continuing expanding role for women in logistics


    By Brian Dunn Ever since she was a young girl, Tracey Raimondo, Vice-President Logistics, Normandin Transit, knew she would follow in the footsteps of her father, Peter Raimondo, who also...

  • Logistec announces record 2013 results


    Logistec Corporation announced financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2013. Consolidated revenue totalled $298.3 million in 2013, an increase of $47.4...

  • Hyde Marine launches webinar series to help shipowners and operators focus on compliance with IMO Convention and USCG regulations


    Hyde Marine, Inc. is launching a multi-part webinar series to educate technical directors/managers, shipowners, operators, naval architects and port/harbour authorities from Asia Pacific, Europe,...

  • CN and TCRC-CTY agree to give negotiations one last chance


    CN said it is offering  the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference - Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) a last opportunity to reach a contract settlement through negotiation on the...

  • CSAV shareholders give thumbs-up in favour of a merger deal with Hapag-Lloyd


    By Mike Wackett At an extraordinary general meeting at CSAV, 84.5 per cent of shareholders voted in favour of a deal that would see the Chilean carrier merge with Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd,...

  • EU: Climbing out of the abyss


    By Peter G. Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist, Export Development Canada Relatively speaking, this is old news. The European Union officially bade adieu to its protracted...

  • Halifax welcomes Melfi’s Ocean Emerald


    Port of Halifax recently welcomed Melfi Container Lines’ Ocean Emerald to the port on its inaugural call on March 21. The vessel docked at Halterm Container Terminal for loading and unloading....

  • China’s container manufacturers set to invest on the back of optimistic outlook


    By Gavin van Marle A wave of investment in container manufacturing facilities seems set, as the major box makers anticipate a recovery in the global liner trades. There are different...

  • U.S. gives P3 Alliance the green light, but caveats will address shippers’ concerns


    By Mike Wackett The proposed vessel sharing agreement between the world’s three largest container lines has been given the seal of approval by the U.S. regulatory office of the Federal...

  • Scotia Atlantic Biomass shipping first product to Europe


    By Tom Peters Scotia Atlantic Biomass Company Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Viridis Energy Inc. of B.C., has sent its first shipment of wood pellets to Europe and is already talking...

  • Port Metro Vancouver truckers end strike


    Striking truckers at Port Metro Vancouver were expected to be back at work this past Thursday, after B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced an agreement in principle was reached between the members...

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