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Momentum Building to Further Position Montreal as a World-Class Trade Logistics Hub

2016-04-27

Momentum is building to further position the Greater Montreal region as a first-class trade logistics hub within the world’s largest supply chains.

The region already is well regarded as...

Port of Montreal: The Engine That Drives the Logistics Chain

2016-04-27

The Port of Montreal is Greater Montreal’s freight transportation hub and a key link in international supply chains. It handles some 32 million tonnes of highly diversified traffic –...

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  • Port Adapts, Develops to Optimize Cargo-Handling Capacity

    2016-04-27

    The Port of Montreal is in the midst of several major projects that will optimize and boost cargo-handling capacity and maintain and improve the fluidity of goods movement through the...

  • An International Force: Port Strengthens its Presence Around the World

    2016-04-27

    The Port of Montreal ships and receives goods to and from all continents. It welcomes vessels from Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania and Latin...

  • Port Taps into New Markets, Offers New Services

    2016-04-27

    Montreal is a major international port linked to more than 140 countries around the world. Thanks to its strategic location, it is a leader in the container trade between Northern Europe and the...

  • Role as Economic Driver Goes Hand-in-Hand With Sustainable Development

    2016-04-27

    “The Port of Montreal is a unique and important economic engine for Montreal, Quebec and the rest of Canada. This role goes hand in hand with our commitment to act responsibly and sustainably,...

  • Port at the Heart of its Community

    2016-04-27

    The Port of Montreal is located in an urban area. Its territory extends along 26 kilometres of waterfront on the Island of Montreal and borders three city boroughs as well as the City of Montreal...

  • Environmental Initiatives Incorporated into Activities

    2016-04-27

    The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is well aware of the global environmental challenge and has a long history of incorporating environmental initiatives into its activities. “The...

  • Port Consolidates Position on Social Media

    2016-04-27

    The Port of Montreal consolidated its position on social media in 2015. It now has more than 10,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. “We are using social...

  • Port Cruises to Another Record-Setting Season

    2016-04-27

    The Port of Montreal is looking forward to yet another record-breaking year in the cruise sector in 2016. The Port welcomed an unprecedented 91,000 passengers and crew members last year, up 28...

  • Port Cruises to Another Record-Setting Season

    2016-04-27

    The Port of Montreal is looking forward to yet another record-breaking year in the cruise sector in 2016. The Port welcomed an unprecedented 91,000 passengers and crew members last year, up 28...

  • New Cruise Terminal in the Works for 2017

    2016-04-27

    The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) began work in November 2015 to restore Alexandra Pier and Iberville Passenger Terminal. Despite major investments over the past 10 years to maintain these...

  • A Look Ahead: Port at the Heart of 2017 Celebrations

    2016-04-27

    The history of Montreal and its port have long been intertwined. Indeed, the city rose in great part thanks to the development of its port. Starting with the establishment of Ville Marie...

  • A Look Ahead: Port at the Heart of 2017 Celebrations

    2016-04-27

    The history of Montreal and its port have long been intertwined. Indeed, the city rose in great part thanks to the development of its port. Starting with the establishment of Ville Marie...

  • A Look Ahead: Port at the Heart of 2017 Celebrations

    2016-04-27

    The history of Montreal and its port have long been intertwined. Indeed, the city rose in great part thanks to the development of its port. Starting with the establishment of Ville Marie...

  • Davie hopes to break through politics, and land icebreaker and Coast Guard contracts

    2016-04-27

    by Mark Cardwell Providing a practical solution for a good customer. That’s how Alex Vicefield, CEO of Davie Canada’s parent company, Inocea Group, describes the Quebec shipyard’s...

  • Seaway traffic start about as expected

    2016-04-27

    By Alex Binkley Shipments during the opening weeks of the 2016 Seaway season have been in line with the low traffic predictions made before the waterway opened for business last month,...

  • Report on progress at CargoM’s working groups

    2016-04-27

    By Brian Dunn In an effort to get its message across and promote Montreal as an important transportation hub, CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Cluster of Metropolitan Montreal, has...

  • New CSL video explains how self-unloading ships work

    2016-04-27

    Gravity-fed self-unloaders are highly specialized vessels that can quickly and efficiently discharge dry bulk cargo without the assistance of shore-side equipment or personnel. In a...

  • CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and OOCL to establish OCEAN Alliance

    2016-04-27

    CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 20 to form a new Alliance enabling each of them to offer...

  • Port of Oshawa kicks off new shipping season

    2016-04-27

    Port of Oshawa has officially welcomed the first international vessel at a special Top Hat ceremony, signaling the start of a new shipping season. M/V Wigeon arrived from Portugal with more than...

  • Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards starts construction on second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV)

    2016-04-27

    On March 29, Seaspan Shipyards announced the start of construction on its second Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). “Seaspan is now full-steam ahead...

  • Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards starts construction on second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV)

    2016-04-27

    On March 29, Seaspan Shipyards announced the start of construction on its second Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). “Seaspan is now full-steam ahead...

  • ACL’s second of five new G4 vessels, Atlantic Sail, is delivered

    2016-04-27

    On March 31st, ACL officially took delivery of Atlantic Sail, the second of five new vessels in the G4 fleet. Atlantic Sail sailed from China in the week of April 4th and is expected to take its...

  • New navigation systems enhance safe shipping at Port of Prince Rupert

    2016-04-27

    Prince Rupert Port Authority recently completed critical milestones in the implementation of marine safety enhancement projects achieved together with partner agencies. In collaboration with the...

  • Hanjin looks to faster transits and niche services to boost its bottom line

    2016-04-27

    By Mike Wackett While South Korean shipping group Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) fights for its very existence, compatriot Hanjin Shipping is looking at ways of improving its profitability...

  • Increased profits for bullish Agility, which believes it can smooth the bumpy road ahead

    2016-04-27

    By Gavin van Marle Kuwait-headquartered 3PL and infrastructure developer Agility has posted increased profits for 2015 on the back of flat revenues, as it responded to “challenging”...

  • Size not so important: niche carrier Wan Hai holds off Maersk to become the most profitable container line

    2016-04-27

    By Mike Wackett The operating profits of the majority of ocean carriers sank into the red in Q4 last year, but a wide disparity between the fortunes of the lines has been revealed. The...

  • Thunder Bay celebrates resumption of shipping

    2016-04-27

    Thunder Bay Port Authority hosted its annual Opening of Navigation Luncheon marking the opening of the shipping season in the port of Thunder Bay. The Luncheon featured a presentation from a...

  • Rates hit rock bottom: ‘shippers will have to pay more or boxlines will go broke’

    2016-04-27

    By Gavin van Marle Contracted container shipping rates on the Asia-North Europe trade have probably reached rock bottom, according to forwarders operating on the trade and freight rate...

  • Suez cuts transit fees for U.S.-Asia ships to combat cost-saving allure of Cape of Good Hope

    2016-04-27

    By Mike Wackett The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has reacted to the increasing number of backhaul voyages being routed to Asia via the Cape of Good Hope by offering cheaper tariffs. ...

  • Drewry questions viability of ultra-large container vessels, as carriers focus on cost-cutting

    2016-04-27

    By Mike Wackett If losses continue and ocean carriers persist in focusing only on reducing costs rather than improving revenue per TEU, the container liner industry “could get very...

  • Container lines “aggressively target” breakbulk and project cargo with ‘rock bottom’ rates

    2016-04-27

    By Mike Wackett The aggressive targeting by container lines of the MPV (multipurpose vessel) market with “rock bottom” rates is set to continue, according to Drewry. In its recently...

  • McKeil named Hamilton’s Outstanding Large Business

    2016-04-27

    McKeil Marine was awarded Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Outstanding Business Achievement Award in the Large Business category on March 8th at a dinner gala hosted by the Chamber. ...

  • EDC: Rising out of the (saw)dust

    2016-04-27

    By Peter G Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist Wood products from this neck of the woods are older than Canada itself. One can hardly picture this country without tall, ruler-straight...

  • EDC: India pulls ahead

    2016-04-27

    By Peter G Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist How the mighty have fallen. David’s lament for Saul and Jonathan is apt for the feted BRICS economies. Powerhouses of the last, long...

  • OPINION – Are we ready to receive the new “refugees”?

    2016-04-27

    By Theo van de Kletersteeg At some time after Prime Minister Diefenbaker ordered the destruction of all existing prototypes of Avro Arrow F-105 interceptors in 1959, the Canadian aerospace...

  • Kuehne + Nagel names Bob Mihok President North America

    2016-04-27

    Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Bob Mihok as President of its North American region, effective April 1, 2016. He succeeds John Hextall, who steps down at his own request, and who will remain with the...


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