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On Course for 2020: Summary of efforts made by an entire community and path to On Course for 2030

2016-11-29

It is with great pride that Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) takes stock of the accomplishments achieved by the Port during the past decade, which were the result of the collaboration and...

Port of Trois-Rivières partners with Ports of Indiana

2016-11-29

Ports of Indiana and Port of Trois-Rivières have formed a first-of-its-kind marketing partnership and will conduct a jointly-funded study to explore new maritime shipping opportunities.

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  • Port of Trois-Rivières’ Community outreach

    2016-11-29

    The port of Trois-Rivières is proud to invest in projects that encourage a sense of pride and community ownership. It supports many foundations and local initiatives such as the following: ...

  • New cruise terminal for international passengers

    2016-11-29

    A cruise terminal was inaugurated in 2016 to support international cruise ship activities started in 2012, and that have not stopped growing since then. Last year, the Port received 16 vessel...

  • What will changes in the Canada-U.S. relationship look like after Trump’s victory

    2016-11-29

    By Alan M. Field Almost none of the leading U.S. political and economic pundits predicted the victory of Donald Trump in the presidential election on November 8. The same experts are now...

  • EDC – Trump wins: Impact on Canada

    2016-11-29

    By Peter G Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist Glad it’s over? The declaration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States on Tuesday night wraps up an historic campaign....

  • OPINION - Should we be worried about Trump’s intention to renegotiate NAFTA?

    2016-11-29

    By Theo van de Kletersteeg The short answer is an unequivocal “yes”. NAFTA came into effect early in 1994, and was Canada’s second major trade deal – the first was the “Auto...

  • The new terms of trade: disagreement, discontent and dissent grow in an age of anti-globalization

    2016-11-29

    By Alan M. Field Late in October, Canada and the European Union signed their long-delayed Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA). Like the troubled 12-nation Trans-Pacific...

  • Anti-dumping and countervailing duties – and their role in softwood lumber sector

    2016-11-29

    By Alan M. Field Like peanut butter and jelly, countervailing duties and antidumping duties go hand-in-hand. Explains Susan Kohn Ross, a partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, a...

  • MSC Canada expects to benefit from additional growth opportunities

    2016-11-29

    By Brian Dunn In her book, “Ninety Percent of Everything,” author Rose George notes that we live in postindustrial economies, where we no longer produce but buy. We buy, so we must...

  • Proposed U.S. pilotage fee increases spark call for overhaul

    2016-11-29

    By Alex Binkley The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed to allow a 14 per cent increase in Great Lakes pilotage revenue for 2017, on top of hefty hikes for the last few years, renewing calls for...

  • Garneau wins applause, now he has to deliver

    2016-11-29

    By Alex Binkley It didn’t take long after Transport Minister Marc Garneau finished outlining his Transportation 2030 strategy in a Montreal speech for praise to come rolling in from...

  • Serious overbuilding of port infrastructure in the East may be just a matter of time

    2016-11-29

    By Tom Peters In 2005, Melford International Terminal Inc. announced it planned to build a major international marine container terminal and logistics park in Melford, Nova Scotia, on the...

  • Tropical Shipping moving operations from Saint John to Halifax

    2016-11-29

    By Tom Peters Tropical Shipping, a long-time customer at the Port of Saint John, is moving its weekly service to the Halterm Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax. Tropical said on its...

  • Hanjin saga could redefine the container shipping landscape, says analyst

    2016-11-29

    By Mike Wackett The container market has been “turned on its head” by the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, according to Oslo-based ocean freight rate benchmarking platform Xeneta, which...

  • Outlook for panamax owners even darker as youngest ever boxship is scrapped

    2016-11-29

    By Mike Wackett The 4,546 TEU 2006-built Viktoria Wulff (ex MSC Firenze) has become the youngest containership to be sold for scrap as panamax owners cut their losses and abandon...

  • NYK, MOL and “K” Line to merge container shipping businesses to form world’s sixth largest carrier

    2016-11-29

    By Mike Wackett Japan’s big three shipping groups – “K” Line, MOL and NYK – have agreed to spin-off their container shipping businesses into a new joint-venture company with a...

  • Ocean Alliance toe hits the water first with early publication of pro-forma network

    2016-11-29

    By Mike Wackett Ocean Alliance, which next April will be the biggest of the three vessel-sharing alliances, has published its pro-forma network, including port rotations for each service...

  • THE Alliance is next new container shipping group to unveil planned services

    2016-11-29

    By Mike Wackett THE Alliance – Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, MOL, NYK and Yang Ming – have announced their pro-forma east-west tradelane network for April next year. It follows publication by...

  • Get automated or in 10 years the industry won’t need you, forwarders warned

    2016-11-29

    By Sam Whelan in Shenzhen Ocean freight forwarders are facing extinction within the next decade unless they embrace booking automation, delegates heard today at TPM Asia in Shenzhen....

  • Another quarter in the red, but Maersk Line chief sees smoother sailing on the horizon

    2016-11-29

    By Mike Wackett Maersk Line remained in the red in the third quarter, today reporting a net loss of $116 million on the back of a 16 per cent year-on-year decline in freight rates....

  • Maersk refines fleet of second-generation Triple-E box ships to carry 20,000 TEUs

    2016-11-29

    By Mike Wackett Maersk Line’s 11 second generation Triple-E class vessels, due to be delivered from April next year through to May 2018, could become the first containerships to break...

  • Third-quarter profit means Hapag-Lloyd is on course for a happier 2017

    2016-11-29

    By Mike Wackett Hapag-Lloyd outperformed its liner peers in the third quarter of the year, producing a $9 million net profit. The German container line said it anticipated further gains...

  • Cost-conscious Panalpina stays buoyant despite contracting markets

    2016-11-29

    By Gavin van Marle Swiss forwarder Panalpina reported third-quarter results, which saw revenue for the first nine months of the year down 12 per cent year-on-year and unadjusted EBITDA...

  • Chinese imports growing faster than exports as domestic consumer market grows

    2016-11-29

    By Sam Whelan in Shenzhen China’s container imports are growing faster than exports, as it shifts to a consumption-led economy. According to Brian Jackson, Senior Economist at IHS Markit...

  • More consolidation among container lines better for shippers than juggling alliances

    2016-11-29

    By Sam Whelan in Shenzhen After the supply chain havoc caused by Hanjin Shipping’s collapse, and with an alliance reshuffle on the horizon, should shippers be hoping for further carrier...

  • Opinion - One Belt, One Road the future for trade between east and west

    2016-11-29

    By Xavier Leroi China’s accession to the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) convention in July has been hailed as a game-changer for international trading partners in Central Asia...

  • Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet launch FRA flight as they announce strong results

    2016-11-29

    By Alex Lennane Carrier partners Cargojet and Air Canada are to launch a weekly freighter service to Frankfurt in November, connecting with flights from Mexico, Bogota and Lima and Dallas....

  • SOLAS container weighing rules create $4 billion industry – and ‘blatant profiteering’

    2016-11-29

    By Alexander Whiteman in Rotterdam This year’s implementation of the verified gross mass (VGM) amendment to the SOLAS [Safety of Life at Sea] regulations has created a potential $4...

  • Anger at IMO ‘betrayal’ as it delays enforcing CO2 emission cuts for seven years

    2016-11-29

    By Gavin van Marle Environmental groups and European politicians have rounded on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) over its apparent failure to address shipping’s CO2...

  • Iron ore exports keep St. Lawrence Seaway shipping on course

    2016-11-29

    A surge of North American iron ore exports to Japan and China is keeping the St. Lawrence Seaway bustling in the critical months before the shipping season winds down, with over a million metric...

  • Chamber of Marine Commerce appoints new President

    2016-11-29

    The Board of Directors of Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) has announced the appointment of Bruce R. Burrows as President, effective December 1st, 2016. Burrows joins the Chamber as the...

  • A new world-class tug combining ingenuity and efficiency

    2016-11-29

    Groupe Ocean conducted a traditional blessing of its newest tug, Ocean Taïga, the second ship of the TundRA series on October 26. The traditional blessing ceremony was held in the presence of the...

  • CP seeks changes to maximum work hours for locomotive engineers and conductors

    2016-11-29

    Canadian Pacific has provided notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) that it will be seeking approval by Transport Canada for changes that would reduce by a third the maximum...

  • Quebec Marine Day 2016

    2016-11-29

    The 16th edition of Quebec Marine Day, the major annual get-together for elected officials and representatives of Quebec’s marine industry, was held at the Quebec National Assembly on October...

  • Canada Jetlines and Jet Metal Corporation applaud Minister Garneau for approving exemption request

    2016-11-29

    Jet Metal Corp. and Canada Jetlines Ltd. are pleased to announce that Jim Scott, CEO of Jetlines and Mark Morabito, President & CEO of Jet Metal Corp. applauded the announcement by federal...

  • Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu host to four cruise ships during 2016 season

    2016-11-29

    This season’s highlight was the city’s first double-ship day – having received Crystal Serenity and Silver Whisper simultaneously this past September 26, marking a milestone in Destination...

  • Shipping Etiquette

    2016-11-29

    By Guy M. Tombs I am the first grandson of a man who as a boy badly broke his nose in a fist-fight on Montreal’s Richmond Square in 1892. It wasn’t fixed properly. Guy Tombs began at...

  • Termont and MSC inaugurate 350,000 TEUs of new container capacity at the Viau terminal in the port of Montreal

    2016-11-29

    Termont Montréal Inc. (“Termont”), and Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (“MSC”), joined Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport; Minister Laurent Lessard, Québec’s Minister...

  • Manitoulin Transport to provide direct service to all towns in Southeastern Ontario

    2016-11-29

    Manitoulin Transport announced that it is now providing direct service to all towns and cities in southeastern Ontario via three new terminals in Cornwall, Peterborough and Kingston. Direct...

  • Algoma Central Corporation reports Q3 results

    2016-11-29

    Algoma Central Corporation reported 2016 third quarter revenues of $115,333 compared to $125,077 for the same period in 2015. The decrease in revenue occurred mainly in Domestic Dry-Bulk and was...


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