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Megaships alter port focus

2015-08-26

By Janet Plume

Container carriers have been increasing in size since the first box was carried on a vessel half a century ago. Bigger ships solve a multitude of shipping industry...

Montreal uniquely qualified to handle bigger ships

2015-08-26

Port of Montreal has historically operated as a terminus port with ships sailing directly to the port fully loaded, unloading all their cargo, then reloading completely before turning around to...

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  • Great Lakes advocacy groups resolve differences with determination to cooperate

    2015-08-26

    By Alex Binkley In the background of the launch of the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership in June were strong philosophical disagreements over the best method of encouraging maritime...

  • Icebreaker inaction irritates Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping industry

    2015-08-26

    By Alex Binkley The Harper government has not moved ahead with the procurement of badly-needed new icebreakers even after two tough winters showed how much they’re needed, say three key...

  • Canada’s marine response: Are we ocean strong?

    2015-08-26

    By K. Joseph Spears 2015 has been a busy year in the global marine world with new infrastructure developments that will impact shipping for decades. There have also been numerous marine...

  • CILTNA luncheon with Capt. Gordon Houston, Chair, Tanker Safety Expert Panel

    2015-08-26

    K. Joseph Spears On June 25, 2015, under the able guidance of Marion Robson, its Chair, the Pacific Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport North America (CILTNA)...

  • The Royal Canadian Navy’s role in response to marine incidents

    2015-08-26

    K. Joseph Spears The Department of National Defence (DND)’s Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has a key role to play in marine response in Canada. This critical role is often overlooked and not...

  • ABB power and propulsion system to run the world’s newest and largest civilian hospital ship

    2015-08-26

    By R. Bruce Striegler Zurich-based ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) is considered one of the world’s largest engineering companies that has gained added prominence with its focus on robotics and...

  • Ports of Seattle, Tacoma vote to formally launch The Northwest Seaport Alliance

    2015-08-26

    Commissioners from the ports of Tacoma and Seattle formally launched The Northwest Seaport Alliance which unifies the two ports’ marine cargo terminal investments, operations, planning and...

  • Trade and intermodal issues at the foreront

    2015-08-26

    By Michael Broad Submitted by Shipping Federation The past year has been challenging for Canada’s international shipping industry, which has had to contend not only...

  • Port of Sept-Îles completes multi-user wharf

    2015-08-26

    By Mark Cardwell The big news from Port of Sept-Iles in 2015 is the completion of its $220-million multi-user wharf. The new facility has a shipping capacity of more than 50 million metric...

  • Fifteen years and counting

    2015-08-26

    By Mark Cardwell Since 1999, when the Port of Sept-Îles became a Canadian port authority under the Canada Marine Act, the facility has put its many natural competitive advantages to work...

  • Growth in tonnage and passengers

    2015-08-26

    By Mark Cardwell The fall in iron ore prices has taken a big bite out of the mining industry on Quebec’s North Shore. And the impact has been felt by all stakeholders, including the Port...

  • A major change for the iron ore industry

    2015-08-26

    By Mark Cardwell After years of strained relations between Cliffs Natural Resources and many of its fellow stakeholders in and around the Labrador Trough, including the Port of Sept-Îles,...

  • Kelp forest flourishing in Sept-Îles Bay

    2015-08-26

    By Mark Cardwell The decade-old effort aimed at building a massive kelp forest to help sea life flourish in the harbour of Sept-Îles is beginning to bear fruit. Created to enhance the...

  • Hermel exhibition site opens its doors

    2015-08-26

    By Mark Cardwell Port of Sept-Îles, in partnership with Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu, officially opened the Hermel exhibition site in the Port of Sept-Îles Marina building. ...

  • CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau to undergo surgery

    2015-08-26

    Claude Mongeau, CN’s President and CEO, advised that he will soon need to undergo surgery to remove a rare type of precancerous soft-tissue tumour located in the upper left part of his larynx....

  • OPINION - Montreal a viable alternative to West Coast ports for handling Asian cargo

    2015-08-26

    By Brian Slack The port of Montreal is handling more and more cargo from Asia. In fact, Asia and the Middle East now account for 15 per cent of its total containerized cargo traffic. PortInfo...

  • Navigating the maze of shipping terms and conditions

    2015-08-26

    By Guy M. Tombs I have been working as an international freight forwarder and shipbroker for almost 40 years, and would like to share several reflections based on what I am now seeing in...

  • Christening of CWB Marquis

    2015-08-26

    By William Hryb There was palpable excitement in the air as Thunder Bay port officials and guests gathered at Mission Terminal Limited to witness the christening of MV CWB Marquis on...

  • Ports of Vancouver, Montreal and Quebec to install shore power for cruise ship terminals, container terminals and wintering ships

    2015-08-26

    In Vancouver, Port Metro Vancouver President and Chief Executive Officer Robin Silvester announced the installation of shore power facilities for container vessels at two Port Metro Vancouver...

  • Capacity increase on transatlantic container trade is “too much, too soon”

    2015-08-26

    By Mike Wackett Hapag-Lloyd has advised that it will upgrade the three ships it deploys on its April-launched AX4 transatlantic service – which it operates outside the G6 alliance –...

  • Damen launches second of two ferries for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    2015-08-26

    The second of two 80-metre ice class Ro-Pax ferries - MV Legionnaire - has been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. The naming was performed by Mrs. Lori Anne Companion, Newfoundland and...

  • Pilots call for ban as Boeing warns airlines of carrying lithium-ion batteries as cargo

    2015-08-26

    By Alex Lennane Freighter operators could see increased numbers of shipments of lithium-ion batteries, after Boeing issued a warning to passenger airlines over the risks. The planemaker...

  • CMA-CGM to add direct southeast Asia service to Halterm’s facilities in Halifax

    2015-08-26

    CMA CGM, whose ships already call Halterm International Container Terminal, is adding Halifax to its Columbus service between Asia and North America, with the first ship to call on August 3. ...

  • Montreal Truckers Appreciation Day 2015

    2015-08-26

    For the eleventh consecutive year, a day of appreciation focused on the numerous truckers entering the two terminals forming Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), including Sections 62...

  • Port of Quebec to construct a multi-functional deepwater terminal

    2015-08-26

    Mario Girard, President and CEO of Quebec Port Authority (QPA), welcomes the federal government’s financial support for the Beauport 2020 project for a multifunctional deep-water terminal. This...

  • Journal of Commerce expects global growth to gain momentum in late 2015; advances in India will outpace China’s

    2015-08-26

    By R. Bruce Striegler In a recent web seminar offered only weeks before Chinese currency adjustments, Journal of Commerce presenter Rajiv Biswas says the Asia Pacific region remains the...

  • Interest rate cut underscores Canada’s gloomy economic prospects

    2015-08-26

    By Jock Finlayson What are we to make of the Bank of Canada’s recent decision to trim its short-term policy interest rate by another 25 basis points, taking it to a near record low level...

  • EDC: World trade on the mend?

    2015-08-26

    By Peter G Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist With summer in full swing, I hope you are taking time to rest, enjoy the warmth, the lake, family, good friends, a sizzling barbecue or...

  • BC Ferries announces steel cut for third new ferry

    2015-08-26

    The first steel cut for BC Ferries’ third new intermediate class ferry (ICF) took place in July, representing another significant step in the project to build three ferries capable of running as...

  • Trois Rivières Port Authority holds AGM, and announces funding for expansion

    2015-08-26

    At the Annual Meeting of Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) in June, Cléo Marchand, Chairman of the Board, provided a brief overview of the Port’s highlights of 2014. “Port of...

  • OOCL profit surges thanks to low oil prices and property investments

    2015-08-26

    By Mike Wackett OOCL parent Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL) has announced a $239 million net profit for the first six months of 2015, compared to $181 million in the same period...

  • Union threat to strike over Panama Canal expansion gives Suez a boost

    2015-08-26

    By Gavin van Marle The union representing construction workers building the Panama Canal acted with exquisite timing at the weekend (August 8), delivering a strike notice to project...

  • China-Europe rail freight blazes a trail, with triple-digit growth for forwarders

    2015-08-26

    By Gavin van Marle Such is the burgeoning success of the Asia-Europe rail landbridge that several of the largest forwarders have begun to expand their services on the trade. Previously,...

  • Agility reports Q2 financial results

    2015-08-26

    Agility announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2015, reporting a net profit of KD 13.5 million, an increase of 5 per cent compared to the second quarter of 2014. Revenues of KD...

  • St. Lawrence Seaway releases financial results – 2015 volumes fall

    2015-08-26

    The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) released summary financial results for the year ended March 31, 2015. While it did not release financial statements, it revealed that it...

  • Logistec announces results for second quarter of 2015

    2015-08-26

    Logistec Corporation, a marine and environmental services provider, announced its financial results for the second quarter and first six months ended June 27, 2015. During the second...

  • Standard & Poor’s affirms Halifax Port Authority’s credit rating of ‘A+’, outlook stable

    2015-08-26

    Standard & Poor’s has affirmed Halifax Port Authority’s investment-grade credit rating of ‘A+’, outlook stable. Halifax Port Authority has developed, and currently operates from a...

  • The gravy trains keep on delivering, for now …

    2015-08-26

    Once again, both of Canada’s major railways announced second quarter results for the period ended June 30, and both were able to produce bottom line results that were impressive. Top line...

  • CITT logistics courses just available with mobile-friendly anytime, anywhere access

    2015-08-26

    CITT has made it that much easier for busy, on-the-move professionals to build their supply chain logistics abilities through the specialized online courses in the program of study towards the...

  • Mariners’ House elects new executive at 47th AGM

    2015-08-26

    Mariners’ House of Montreal held its 47h annual general meeting on June 16th, electing a new executive committee and three new Board members. After serving in the position for two years,...

  • BC Ferries shortlists three shipyards for Spirit Class mid-life upgrade projects

    2015-08-26

    BC Ferries announced that the company has shortlisted three shipyards, including one in British Columbia, for the Spirit Class vessels mid-life upgrades including conversion to dual-fuel so they...


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