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Growth driving change at Port Metro Vancouver

2014-10-21

In 2013, Port Metro Vancouver further consolidated its position as, by far, the largest port in Canada and the largest export port in North America. Cargo volumes through Port Metro Vancouver...

Container projects deliver on capacity

2014-10-21

Following a steady upward trend in container handling, Port Metro Vancouver expects to see container traffic double in the next 10 to 15 years. “Customer have also told us that it’s important...

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  • Infrastructure investments deliver growth

    2014-10-21

    Work is now complete on 14 of 17 projects carried out under the $717-million Gateway Improvement Program. Drawing on extensive analysis of road and rail activity, this multi-stakeholder program...

  • Reliability initiatives target improving supply chain efficiency

    2014-10-21

    Six years ago, Port Metro Vancouver launched a unique program to collect supply chain data as an aid to transportation planning in the gateway. Data captured during the early stages of the...

  • Cruise season sailing to a successful conclusion

    2014-10-21

    The sun is setting on another cruise season at Port Metro Vancouver. A total of approximately 812,000 passengers were welcomed, equaling the number seen during last year’s season. Scheduled...

  • Port Metro Vancouver’s commitment to environmental sustainability

    2014-10-21

    Sustainability is a central part of Port Metro Vancouver’s vision and a significant focus for the organization. Earlier this year, the Port issued its fourth Sustainability Report, which...

  • After two-year review, Fraser Surrey Docks gets its coal transfer facility

    2014-10-21

    By R. Bruce Striegler It has taken two years, been the subject of lengthy scrutiny by permitting and environmental authorities and has been the target of substantial public condemnation....

  • Trial container ship call to Nanaimo provides options for Island exporters

    2014-10-21

    The arrival of M/V Westwood Pacific at Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point terminal on August 19th marks the first berthing of a container ship at the Port’s facilities and will provide a...

  • Nanaimo Port Authority paving project delights users

    2014-10-21

    Nanaimo Port Authority recently invested $200,000 upgrading the sub-surface infrastructure and re-paving the apron at the Duke Point terminal. Reaction from terminal operators DP World and ILWU...

  • Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards begins construction on new cable ferry for BC Ferries

    2014-10-21

    Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) announced today it has officially started construction on a new Cable Ferry for BC Ferries. The 78.5 metre ferry, slated for delivery in Spring 2015, will...

  • Halifax Port Days focused on CETA and megaprojects

    2014-10-21

    By Tom Peters A Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union has the potential to vastly improve Canada’s trade with the EU and its 27 member...

  • Greg Wight to retire from the helm at Algoma

    2014-10-21

    Greg Wight, President and CEO of Algoma Central Corp. (Algoma) announced his plan to retire during the first quarter of 2015. Mr. Wight joined the Marine Division of Algoma Central Railway...

  • CSL announces changes to leadership team

    2014-10-21

    CSL President and CEO, Rod Jones, is pleased to announce two important appointments that will serve to strengthen CSL’s core competencies and position the company for the future. ...

  • Maersk gets thumbs-up from financial analysts, even without the 2M benefits

    2014-10-21

    By Mike Wackett Macquarie Research estimates that Maersk Line’s proposed 2M vessel-sharing agreement (VSA) with MSC could contribute $400 million a year to the carrier’s net operating...

  • Reefer cargo specialists look set to take on the container lines at their own game

    2014-10-21

    By Mike Wackett Despite the impact of aggressive ocean carriers eating into their business, there is still a thriving market for specialist reefer operators; but they “need to diversify...

  • First Arctic cargo shipped through Northwest Passage

    2014-10-21

    Fednav, a Canadian-owned leader in Arctic navigation, announced that its vessel, the MV Nunavik, departed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada’s Northwest Passage on September 19,...

  • Angry truckers say governments have not acted on April agreement with Port Metro Vancouver

    2014-10-21

    By R. Bruce Striegler For years container truckers have been calling for better compensation and an end to long unpaid waits at Port Metro Vancouver terminals. Truckers also say rates...

  • Government and business must act with urgency to fully access international trade opportunities, says Canadian Chamber of Commerce

    2014-10-21

    By R. Bruce Striegler “In Canada, we’ve been focussed on signing new trade agreements, and that’s very positive, but what agreements do is open a door. The real question is how we...

  • Canadian productivity and growth hindered by lack of innovation

    2014-10-21

    By R. Bruce Striegler As recent GDP numbers show, the Canadian economy remains highly dependent upon continued U.S. growth. While Canadian business seems content with its historical ride...

  • U.S. Maritime Commission puts the brake on 2M proposal while it consults China

    2014-10-21

    By Mike Wackett It seems certain that the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) will “stop the clock” on its 45-day review of the Maersk Line/MSC 2M vessel sharing agreement (VSA)...

  • U.S. terminals in M&A flurry

    2014-10-21

    M&A activity in the U.S. container terminal sector is currently at its highest level since the boom time of the mid-2000s. However, whilst the type of buyer is largely similar to what it was,...

  • The LNG-powered mega-containership: ‘a trend whose time has come’

    2014-10-21

    By Gavin van Marle The entrance of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered containerships on European waters could occur sooner than thought, after classification society DNV-GL presented an...

  • Government of Canada acts to better protect communities and taxpayers in the event of rail accidents

    2014-10-21

    Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, launched a second stage of consultations with a view to strengthen the liability and compensation regime and ensure railways and shippers are held accountable in...

  • EDC: Back in surplus?

    2014-10-21

    By Peter G. Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist We used to take surpluses for granted. But one key feature of post-crisis Canada was the emergence of a persistent trade deficit. In...

  • FedEx Corp. earnings surge in the first quarter of fiscal 2015

    2014-10-21

    FedEx Corp. reported operating income of $987 million, up 24 per cent from $795 million last year, on revenues of $11.7 billion, up 6 per cent from $11.0 billion the previous year, for the first...


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