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Ready, willing and able - The Port of Halifax Big Ship Strategy in action

2016-09-21

By Tom Peters

The ever-evolving international marine trade, with its rate and capacity challenges, is continuing its upward trend in container cargo over the Port of Halifax. Container...

ACL’s G4 vessels arrive in Halifax

2016-09-21

By Tom Peters

In early January, the port community in Halifax got its first look at the next generation of Atlantic Container Line vessels. The Atlantic Star entered the harbour for the...

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  • Built for mega projects, Richmond Terminals combines multi-purpose function and capability

    2016-09-21

    By Tom Peters The Port of Halifax is purpose-built to handle anything that can be shipped by sea, truck or rail. With deep berths, plenty of laydown area and experienced, dedicated labour,...

  • A major infrastructure project in Halifax leads to better air gap predictability

    2016-09-21

    By Tom Peters The redecking of the Macdonald Bridge over Halifax Harbour, a major project nicknamed ‘The Big Lift,’ has provided the Halifax Port Authority the opportunity to improve...

  • Tourism providers giving cruise ship customers more of what they love

    2016-09-21

    By Tom Peters When traditional family vacations begin to wind down in late summer, things start to heat up on the Halifax waterfront. It’s the busiest time of the year for...

  • Planning ahead – Halifax Port Authority preparing for the next phase

    2016-09-21

    By Tom Peters Call it a success story or a sign of growth. In June of this year, Ambassatours Gray Line, the region’s largest tour company, opened its new building on Bayne Street, in...

  • Empire Stevedoring a proud family business whose roots go back to 1931

    2016-09-21

    By Tom Peters When Sam Chodos emigated from a small village in Lithuania to Canada, becoming a respected fixture in the marine industry wasn’t foremost on his mind. The driving force...

  • Ports receive infrastructure cash but looking for more

    2016-09-21

    By Keith Norbury Several Canadian ports have expanded their facilities in recent years, including enhancements to their breakbulk and project cargo capabilities. However, many of those...

  • Double whammy hammers Fort McMurray projects

    2016-09-21

    By Keith Norbury The worldwide slump in oil prices of the last two years was already devastating the economy of the oil sands region of northern Alberta. That, in turn, was hammering the...

  • Transportation infrastructure spending still up in the air

    2016-09-21

    By Keith Norbury The new federal Liberal government, in fulfilling an election promise, has pledged to spend an extra $60 billion on Canada’s infrastructure over the next decade,...

  • Great Lakes/Seaway promoted as project cargo conduit

    2016-09-21

    By Keith Norbury A panel of industry experts will share its candid insights in Texas this fall on the movement of breakbulk and project cargo on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence...

  • 2016 Prairie crop will test grain handling and railway system

    2016-09-21

    By Alex Binkley With the 2016 Prairie harvest likely to approach the size of the record 2013 crop, grain companies and railways want to avoid the chaos of 2014 that cost farmers at least...

  • Davie sticks with Aubut for STQ talks

    2016-09-21

    By Mark Cardwell Alex Vicefield says he’s aware of the spectacular fall from public grace of Marcel Aubut, who stepped down last fall as President of the Canadian Olympic Committee amid...

  • EDC: Why are Canada’s exports tumbling?

    2016-09-21

    By Peter G. Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist Let's call it as it is. Canada is hardly setting records on the international trade track these days. Far from it – we’re actually...

  • Forwarders dangerously exposed by Hanjin bankruptcy, as scramble for unpaid debts and fresh capacity begins

    2016-09-21

    By Mike Wackett Captains on bankrupt Hanjin Shipping vessels have been ordered to slow steam or stop altogether to avoid the risk of being served a writ during a port stay. Meanwhile, many...

  • Shippers face soaring rates as they battle for alternative space after Hanjin collapse

    2016-09-21

    By Mike Wackett Shippers are starting to feel the heat from the collapse of Hanjin Shipping as container spot rates leaped ahead on the Asia-North Europe and transpacific tradelanes....

  • Relief for Samsung is air cargo’s loss, as US judge rules Hanjin ships can unload

    2016-09-21

    By Alex Lennane The air freight industry appears to have missed a boost to business from the collapse of container line Hanjin, after a US court ruled that the line’s ships could dock...

  • Turmoil from Hanjin insolvency will remain for months

    2016-09-21

    By Alex Binkley Canadian shippers face months of stress and financial uncertainty in the wake of the insolvency crisis at Hanjin Shipping, warns Ruth Snowden, Executive Director of the...

  • Forwarders struggle with tech innovation paradox: they fear it but need it to attract customers

    2016-09-21

    By Ian Putzger Logistics providers are looking to leverage innovation to strengthen their competitive position – but they are also fearful of it. The State of Global Logistics report for...

  • CMA CGM looks to save $1 billion in costs after losses in a ‘difficult’ second quarter

    2016-09-21

    By Gavin van Marle After posting a second-quarter net loss of $128 million, French shipping line CMA CGM has drawn up a $1 billion cost saving plan and announced delayed delivery of...

  • ‘Painful’ air cargo hazmat fine signals tougher stance by US FAA on violations

    2016-09-21

    By Ian Putzger US authorities are coming down hard on violations of hazardous materials regulations. The Federal Aviation Administration has slapped a $54,000 fine on a shipper who failed...

  • G6 axes more Asia-North Europe capacity as carriers prepare for a ‘bleak’ October

    2016-09-21

    By Mike Wackett Anticipated low demand in October for container bookings between Asia and North Europe has forced G6 alliance members to announce two further blanked voyages. OOCL advised...

  • New warning to shippers on misdeclaring dangerous goods in ocean containers

    2016-09-21

    By Mike Wackett More than a quarter (27 per cent) of all reported serious incidents on board containerships in 2013-14 were attributable to cargo being misdeclared, it has been revealed....

  • DP World ‘well positioned’ in tough and uncertain markets, as first-half profits soar

    2016-09-21

    By Mike Wackett DP World has reported robust first-half results from its global portfolio of container terminals, saying despite the challenging market, it expects an equally strong...


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