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Arctic navigation – It’s all about the ice

2014-11-15

By Michael A. Moore

Navigation in the Canadian Arctic has always been fraught with danger, as the fate of the Franklin Expedition mutely attests. Many changes have occurred in the 170...

ICE NAVIGATORS

2014-11-15

By Michael A. Moore

Capt. Duke Snider is a man on a mission – he wants to see the use of properly trained and certified ice navigators required on all ships that venture into...

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  • Russia reality check

    2014-11-15

    By Michael A. Moore A year ago, Russia ruled the Arctic, celebrating the growing acceptance of its Northern Sea Route by European and Chinese shippers, partnering with global oil majors to...

  • Federal government falling behind in the Arctic

    2014-11-15

    By Alex Binkley Although ship traffic will likely double in the Canadian Arctic during the next six years, the federal government can’t ensure the vessels will be able to safely navigate...

  • Port of Valleyfield carves out unique niche to support Arctic shipping

    2014-11-15

    By Brian Dunn This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Valport Maritime Services, a private company that provides stevedoring, logistics, marshalling, warehousing and staging of breakbulk...

  • Finding Franklin - Canada’s Arctic Moon Shot?

    2014-11-15

    By Lee Carson and K. Joseph Spears The 21st century search for the Franklin expedition’s missing ships has been described as Canada’s moon shot in a recent newspaper article. After one...

  • What the voyage of Fednav’s M/V Nunavik means for Canada

    2014-11-15

    By K. Joseph Spears In Canada’s Arctic, the summer of 2014 was another series of firsts and successes. While much of the media focused on finding Franklin, one of a number overarching...

  • Cruise ships in the Northwest Passage - Canada’s Lunar Landing

    2014-11-15

    By K. Joseph Spears 2014 was a series of Arctic firsts for Canada. One major first was the integrated search and rescue (SAR) exercise that was developed as part of Operation Nanook, the...

  • The Arctic and the Law of the Sea Convention

    2014-11-15

    By K. Joseph Spears Canada is the world’s largest coastal nation with 244,000 km of coastline and 7.2 million km² of ocean space. Most of the year these waters are ice covered, with...

  • U.S. Arctic policy - The voyage continues

    2014-11-15

    By K. Joseph Spears The United States, like its northern neighbour, Canada, is an Arctic nation. The state of Alaska is why the United States is an Arctic nation. Alaska’s shoreline...

  • 2013 a year of sustained performance for Prince Rupert Port Authority

    2014-11-15

    By R. Bruce Striegler Shaun Stevenson, Vice-President, Trade Development and Public Affairs, Prince Rupert Port Authority, says that although the last year has been strong for the Port on...

  • High stakes waiting game: Port of Prince Rupert ready for LNG terminals

    2014-11-15

    By R. Bruce Striegler Gary Paulson, Vice-President Operations and Harbour Master, Prince Rupert Port Authority says, “My responsibilities cover marine operations, port security,...

  • Prince Rupert’s Westview Terminal exporting B.C. wood pellets to Europe

    2014-11-15

    By R. Bruce Striegler Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group’s Vaughan Bassett, Vice-President, Sales and Logistics explains that the company began work on its Prince Rupert Westview Terminal...

  • Will extreme weather events play long-term havoc with Canada’s transportation infrastructure?

    2014-11-15

    By Alan M. Field At a time when California, Texas and several other American states are suffering through droughts brought on by long-term changes in climate patterns, many Canadians may...

  • Australian oversupply of coal, reduced global steel production contribute to bleakness in the coal patch

    2014-11-15

    By R. Bruce Striegler As executives from Canada’s coal industry gathered in Vancouver for the Coal Association of Canada’s annual conference, news broke that due to low commodity...

  • National Research Council acts to reduce marine operating costs and improve vessel safety

    2014-11-15

    By R. Bruce Striegler In mid-September, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) announced a new research program aimed at finding viable business-based, technological solutions to...

  • Seaboard Marine and Crowley announce Central America vessel sharing agreement

    2014-11-15

    Seaboard Marine Ltd. and Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group announced a new vessel sharing agreement that will provide customers of both companies with reliable, weekly service...

  • Cruise vessels can now plug in at Port of Halifax

    2014-11-15

    The shore power system to allow cruise vessels to plug in when calling the port of Halifax is now complete and fully operational. Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air...

  • Logistec celebrates modernization of its Contrecœur terminal

    2014-11-15

    Logistec welcomed nearly 100 employees, customers, partners, and suppliers to its terminal in Contrecœur (QC) to celebrate the terminal’s modernization and inaugurate the site’s new...

  • Warning for shippers: overland rates in North America look set to rocket next year

    2014-11-15

    By Alex Lennane Forwarders have warned shippers that rates for overland services in North America are expected to “skyrocket” next year as capacity tightens further. Speaking at the...

  • Board appointments at Port of Trois-Rivières

    2014-11-15

    Nominated by the government of Quebec, Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) has appointed Danielle St. Amand to its Board of Directors for a three year term, and announced the re-appointment of...

  • Contrary to conventional wisdom, should we expect North American rail mergers?

    2014-11-15

    By Theo van de Kletersteeg On October 20, Canadian Pacific Railway announced that exploratory merger talks initiated with CSX Corporation have terminated, and that no further talks are...

  • CN celebrates official opening of state-of-the-art employee training facility in Illinois

    2014-11-15

    CN officially opened its new employee training center in suburban Chicago. The 55,000-square-foot facility will host up to 250 CN students from across the United States every week, with hands-on...

  • CN Future Links adopts 15 schools in Saskatoon and Montreal regions to teach students golf

    2014-11-15

    CN and Golf Canada announced that CN is adopting 15 local schools from the Saskatoon Public School Board to deliver the game of golf to local students. Students from two of the schools celebrated...

  • CN and CP announce third-quarter results

    2014-11-15

    Both of Canada’s major railways announced third quarter results for the period ended September 30, and once again both were able to produce revenue growth well in excess of the growth rate of...

  • Inaugural train loads at new Wisconsin grain terminal

    2014-11-15

    The inaugural train from Landmark Services Cooperative’s new Fall River, Wis., grain termina​l loaded 100 cars of soybeans for export through the Gulf Coast. The departure marks the creation...

  • EDC: Small exporters and diversification

    2014-11-15

    By Peter G. Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist Exporting. Globalization. Diversification. These are big terms, and we usually associate them with big business. We can even go as far...

  • Ledcor purchases 200 compressed natural gas vehicles

    2014-11-15

    Vancouver-based Ledcor Group of Companies announced it will take ownership of over two-hundred compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, creating one of the largest fleets of CNG vehicles in Canada....

  • SCI Logistics opens a “White Glove” high-value transportation centre in Calgary

    2014-11-15

    SCI Logistics, a Canadian provider of end-to-end logistics solutions, announced further expansion of its high-value transportation network in Western Canada with the opening of a new major...

  • Container shipping volumes expected to grow next year, but rates still in freefall

    2014-11-15

    By Mike Wackett In its Outlook for Container Shipping webinar presentation, Drewry said it expected growth across major tradelanes to hit a “relatively positive” year-on-year 5.5 per...

  • SDV unveils new web and mobile tracking solution

    2014-11-15

    SDV launches LINK, a brand new web and mobile tracking solution, to bring high visibility and full control over all SDV shipments. LINK is simple, user-friendly, smart, global, highly-customizable...


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