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Is Arctic resource development possible without Arctic infrastructure development?

2015-03-02

By Michael A. Moore

A year ago at this time, the Arctic was a hot spot for the world’s oil-and-gas majors to be involved in billion-dollar exploration-and-development projects. The price...

Russia advances into the Arctic

2015-03-02

By Michael A. Moore

While Canada and the U.S. boast great plans for the Arctic, but are slow to deliver, Russia is sailing ahead with long-term plans that include expanding...

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  • Panda in the Arctic

    2015-03-02

    By Michael A. Moore More than 300 million people today. By next year, China’s middle class is expected to top 340 million people, surpassing the entire U.S. population of 325...

  • Changing Chairs at the Arctic Council - Shifting gears to climate change

    2015-03-02

    By K. Joseph Spears The words “climate change” are not used often by the federal government in connection with the Arctic, either domestically or while participating in the Arctic...

  • Russia’s new cool war?

    2015-03-02

    By K. Joseph Spears Predicting Russian intentions in the Arctic is like understanding sea ice changes: it is far from an exact science. Many commentators have indicated that Russia is...

  • MH370 and what it means for Arctic Search and Rescue

    2015-03-02

    By K. Joseph Spears The search for MH370 is arguably the longest, most expensive, complex and extensive search and rescue operation in history. It involved over 26 countries using a...

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum recovers Franklin Expedition artifacts

    2015-03-02

    By K. Joseph Spears The Royal Navy’s 1845 Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage and to find a possible route to the Orient captured the world’s imagination. Naval...

  • 6th Arctic Shipping Summit contains a comprehensive agenda

    2015-03-02

    By Brian Dunn The 6th Arctic Shipping Summit being held March 18-19 in Montreal at the Westin Hotel will cover a myriad of topics on developments in Arctic shipping operations and...

  • Thunder Bay’s efficiency shines during comeback year

    2015-03-02

    Port of Thunder Bay will enter the 2015 shipping season amidst optimism, buoyed by the strong results of the 2014 shipping season which wrapped up in January. The Port recorded its highest cargo...

  • Port Authority eyes regular service to Antwerp as opportunity to boost cargo

    2015-03-02

    Thunder Bay Port Authority is hoping shippers will take advantage of a new service being offered on the Great Lakes in the upcoming season. Spliethoff Group is introducing regular, direct service...

  • Algoma Central Marine is central to the port of Thunder Bay

    2015-03-02

    Having carried 3.25 million tonnes of grain from Thunder Bay during the 2014 shipping season, ships owned and operated by Algoma carried almost 40 per cent of all the grain shipped by the Port,...

  • Logistec highlighting its capabilities in Thunder Bay

    2015-03-02

    Grain has been thriving in recent years, but Logistec’s team in Thunder Bay is also working with more and more project cargo and out-of-gauge pieces. “Shipments for the oilsands have been...

  • Thunder Bay Shipping looks forward to another robust season

    2015-03-02

    The ship agents at Thunder Bay Shipping Inc. are gearing up for another strong season in the port of Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay Shipping offers a full range of port services customized for specific...

  • Family passion guides Thunder Bay Tug Services Ltd.

    2015-03-02

    Thunder Bay Tug Services Ltd. is a family owned third generation tug company, serving the port of Thunder Bay since 1959. It was originally founded as Thunder Bay Marine Services Ltd. by Elliott...

  • Dry bulk terminal has plenty of capacity to expand cargoes

    2015-03-02

    Western Canadian coal shipped domestically and internationally from the port of Thunder Bay is handled at Thunder Bay Terminals, a facility with significant infrastructure for dry bulk handling...

  • Sixty-foot containers expected on Canadian roads this year

    2015-03-02

    By Keith Norbury The concept of 60-foot shipping containers recently underwent tests at a Canadian Pacific Railway terminal in Ontario with an eye to launching them into service later this...

  • CN negotiates tentative labour agreement with Unifor

    2015-03-02

    CN announced on February 23 that it has negotiated a tentative labour agreement with the Unifor union. As a result, CN has withdrawn its lockout notice to Unifor. Details of the tentative...

  • EDC: Mexico – a market apart

    2015-03-02

    By Peter Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist In contrast to the snow-bound North, the weather for my brief trip to Mexico last week was close to ideal. It was in stark contrast to the...

  • Dry bulk shipping to recover in late 2015

    2015-03-02

    Strong trade growth, moderating fleet development and deployment of new fuel efficient vessels are expected to lead to a recovery in dry bulk shipping rates later in 2015, according to the latest...

  • Sigh of relief as new deal for peace at west coast ports is brokered

    2015-03-02

    By Mike Wackett A new five-year deal placed on the table on February 20 could soon bring an end to the long-running dispute at U.S. west coast ports. If the deal brokered by U.S. Labour...

  • New Eimskip connection in Halifax to provide shippers more options to New England and Europe

    2015-03-02

    Iceland-based Eimskip, which calls at Halterm Container Terminal Limited at the Port of Halifax, is increasing the number of calls it makes to Halifax. The new service will begin February...

  • Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards announces retirement of Vice-President & General Manager, appoints successor

    2015-03-02

    Seaspan announced that long-serving Vice-President and General Manager of Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd., Malcolm Barker, will be retiring effective Spring 2015, following more than 21 years with the...

  • Panamax containerships enjoy rate boost from west coast congestion crisis

    2015-03-02

    By Mike Wackett Aggressive scrapping, a dearth of newbuilds and port congestion has given the Panamax containership sector a welcome boost and pushed daily charter rates to their highest...

  • ACPA to benefit from full-time trade commissioner

    2015-03-02

    As part of Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan, Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Wendy Zatylny, President of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, announced the signing of a...

  • Halifax anticipating 146 cruise vessel calls during 2015 cruise season

    2015-03-02

    The 2015 cruise season at the port of Halifax will begin on April 19, 2015 with the arrival of Regal Princess. This will be the first call for Regal Princess at the port, and will be the first of...

  • Marine Atlantic chooses Imtech Marine/Radio Holland satellite-based private communications network

    2015-03-02

    Marine Atlantic Inc. selected Imtech Marine Canada to replace its ship-to-shore wireless communications system. A federal Crown Corporation, Marine Atlantic Inc. operates four of the largest...

  • Green Marine receives Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Award

    2015-03-02

    Green Marine received the Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Award for Environmental Excellence. Lloyd’s List created the industry-wide awards event for the North American maritime shipping...

  • Locher Evers acquires Assiniboine Customs Brokers Ltd.

    2015-03-02

    Locher Evers International (LEI) announced it had acquired Assiniboine Customs Brokers Ltd. (ACB) based in Winnipeg MB. Headquartered in Delta, B.C., LEI is one of the largest Canadian...


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