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Time for a multimodal strategy for Ontario

2016-05-18

The past few years have seen an incredible momentum at the Port of Hamilton. The pace of development, investment attraction and job creation has never been greater, and it’s easy to understand...

It’s construction season at the Port of Hamilton

2016-05-18

Once the ink dries on new investment deals, HPA’s Design & Construction team helps turn plans into reality

Last year was the Hamilton Port Authority’s biggest year ever for...

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  • New study looks at the economic advantages of Hamilton as a port city

    2016-05-18

    Like all Canada Port Authorities, the Port of Hamilton is an important economic engine in its local community, and throughout the surrounding region. As the largest Canadian port on the Great...

  • Environmental initiatives showcase port’s commitment to sustainability

    2016-05-18

    From helping to engineer multi-million dollar remediation projects, to rallying teams to collect litter in local parks, Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) brings a green perspective to everything it...

  • Report on 8th Arctic Shipping Summit

    2016-05-18

    By Brian Dunn Has the Arctic been oversold? That was the topic of a presentation given during the 8th Artic Shipping Summit in Montreal by Mikå Mered, Managing Partner, Polarisk Group,...

  • Conference Board of Canada: Projected commodities exports will test capacity of Western ports and rail lines

    2016-05-18

    By R. Bruce Striegler “Canada’s trading patterns are shifting and putting additional pressure on Canada’s railways and ports to meet the growing demand for Canadian commodities,”...

  • Emerson report sets tone for debate

    2016-05-18

    By Alex Binkley The review of the Canadian Transportation Act has generated badly-needed thinking about the long-term future of the country’s transportation system, keynote speakers at...

  • McKeil Marine at 60 - a family success story

    2016-05-18

    By Alex Binkley Evans McKeil saw an opportunity while working on the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Sixty years later the company he founded is still known for making the most of...

  • Government of Nunavut moves forward with northern port development

    2016-05-18

    By R. Bruce Striegler “Basically, this Government since its inception in 1999 has advocated the need for marine infrastructure. The Inuit of Nunavut are well-connected to the oceans for...

  • Port and City of Nanaimo seek fast ferry operator for Vancouver service

    2016-05-18

    By R. Bruce Striegler ”There’s a bit of history Nanaimo has had with a passenger-only, high-speed ferry service to downtown Vancouver,” says Bernie Dumas, President & CEO of...

  • Ontario Trucking Association names Laskowski to succeed Bradley in 2018

    2016-05-18

    At its meeting of April 14, Ontario Trucking Association’s Board of Directors endorsed Stephen Laskowski, a 20-year veteran of the association and its current Senior Vice-President, to succeed...

  • CMA CGM Group develops Aquaviva, a new generation of containers to transport live lobsters

    2016-05-18

    CMA CGM Group has launched Aquaviva, a new generation of containers which allows for the safe carriage of live lobsters in their original water in conditions maintaining their natural habitat. The...

  • Cargojet and TransForce renew air cargo services agreement

    2016-05-18

    Cargojet Airways Ltd. (“Cargojet”) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cargojet Inc. and TFI Holdings Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransForce Inc., announced that they have renewed their...

  • Air Canada returns to freighter services and eyes network expansion via Cargojet link

    2016-05-18

    By Ian Putzger in Toronto Air Canada’s foray into the world of freighters aims to offer forwarders an air cargo network, rather than specific origin and destination pairs, Lise-Marie...

  • Mega-sized container vessels present mega-sized challenges for ports and shippers

    2016-05-18

    By Mike Wackett According to the latest data collated by Dynaliners, there are 37 ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) of over 18,000 TEU in operation, with a staggering 72 more of these...

  • Chinese get a taste for beef, as food imports provide relief for faltering container trade

    2016-05-18

    By Gavin van Marle in Singapore While the slowing Chinese economy is having an increasingly adverse effect on global transport providers, one cargo type is expected to see huge growth –...

  • Hyundai Merchant Marine steps up charter renegotiations after gaining ‘breathing space’ from Hyundai Securities sale

    2016-05-18

    By Mike Wackett Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has begun a second round of negotiations with shipowners on amending the terms of charter parties to reflect reductions in daily hire rates....

  • New shock for liner shipping as now Hanjin applies for debt restructuring

    2016-05-18

    By Mike Wackett South Korea’s biggest container line, Hanjin Shipping, submitted an application to the state-owned Korea Development Bank on April 25 for a creditor-led debt...

  • Cash-strapped Hanjin in last-ditch plea for rate cuts from shipowners and terminal operators

    2016-05-18

    By Mike Wackett The Chief Executive of Hanjin Shipping, Tai Soo Suk, has written to owners of the ships it has on charter – and apparently to container terminal operators – pleading...

  • Seaspan has ‘no worries’ Hanjin will default on charters; while HMM wins some rate cuts

    2016-05-18

    By Mike Wackett The world’s largest containership leaser, Seaspan, says it has “no material concerns” about its exposure to troubled South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping. It...

  • Idle containership fleet still growing as 2016 shapes up to be a record year for scrapping

    2016-05-18

    By Mike Wackett Laid-up containership capacity “remains at an alarmingly high level”, according to the latest review by Alphaliner and, worryingly for shipowners, there are still no...

  • Maersk Line introduces remote reefer container management “game-changer”

    2016-05-18

    By Gavin van Marle Maersk Line has formally unveiled its remote container management (RCM) system for advanced monitoring of the line’s fleet of reefer containers, wherever they are in...

  • Maersk Line sails back into the black as cost-cutting compensates for drop in revenue

    2016-05-18

    By Mike Wackett Confounding the expectations of analysts, Maersk Line returned to profit in the first three months of the year. The carrier posted a net gain of $32 million, compared with...

  • First cruise vessel arrived in Halifax on April 30

    2016-05-18

    The 2016 Halifax cruise season officially started April 30 with the arrival of Veendam, a Holland America Line vessel, at the port of Halifax. With 135 vessels carrying approximately...

  • Charting Canada’s waters: Government of Canada to build seven new hydrographic survey vessels

    2016-05-18

    Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the winning bid for the procurement of seven new survey vessels for the Canadian Hydrographic Service to...

  • EDC: Hey big spender (why so quiet?)

    2016-05-18

    By Peter G Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist Big spenders walk in to the room and immediately steal the show. Everyone wants to be with them, eager to catch a piece of the action....

  • Port of Saint John expects boost in cruise ship passenger numbers in 2016

    2016-05-18

    The first cruise ship of the season at the port of Saint John docked in Saint John harbour on May 9, for the beginning of what will be a busy season of calls. By the time the last ship casts off...

  • CN recognized as Responsible Care Partner of the Year for safe movement of chemicals

    2016-05-18

    CN said today it has been recognized as one of the three recipients of the Responsible Care Partner of the Year award of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The award recognizes the strong...

  • CN and CP announce first quarter 2016 results

    2016-05-18

    Both of Canada’s major railways felt the effects of a weak economy and reported minor drops in revenues for the quarter ended March 31. However, through cost reductions to match the reduced...


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