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Time is right for carriers, shippers to choose Port of Montreal

2015-04-26

The year 2015 will be a pivotal one for the Port of Montreal as it works to complete and advance projects that will maintain and improve the fluidity of goods movement for which the Port is...

Port reaches out to carriers, freight forwarders with B2B platform

2015-04-26

One way in which the Port of Montreal is reaching out to shipping lines and freight forwarders is though its new B2B (business-to-business) platform, part of a rebranding campaign that promotes...

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  • Big year for port developments, projects

    2015-04-26

    Work to build and develop new container-handling capacity, improve road and marine accesses, and pursue the restoration of a cruise terminal and the pier on which it is located are all on the...

  • Termont Montréal to operate new Viau terminal

    2015-04-26

    Termont Montréal Inc. will be the future operator of the Viau container terminal at the Port of Montreal. The Port of Montreal and Termont Terminal Inc. signed a long-term lease on March...

  • Consortium acquires Montreal Gateway Terminals

    2015-04-26

    A consortium led by Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. has acquired a 100-per-cent ownership interest in Montreal Gateway Terminals (MGT) from Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners. The...

  • Port strategically well positioned to serve Europe, ready to capitalize on Canada-EU free trade

    2015-04-26

    Although the Port of Montreal is a globally diversified port, it has long been the main hub for trade between Europe and North America. In fact, today Montreal handles more container traffic...

  • Partnership with Port of Antwerp bolsters trade relationship

    2015-04-26

    The Port of Montreal and the Port of Antwerp have a longstanding relationship. The Port of Antwerp is the Port of Montreal’s main trading partner in Europe. More than one out of every five...

  • Diversification helps drive growth at Port of Montreal

    2015-04-26

    While Northern Europe remains the Port of Montreal’s main trading partner, new markets continue to open up around the world for the Port. The Mediterranean is now the point of origin or...

  • Port ready to play integral role in Quebec’s Maritime Strategy

    2015-04-26

    The Port of Montreal is ready to be an integral part of Quebec’s new Maritime Strategy. “We are delighted by the Government of Quebec’s commitment to introduce a strategy that will energize...

  • Sustainable development: a value anchored in port activity

    2015-04-26

    Sustainable development is a value inherent to the mission of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). It rises above and beyond the MPA’s obligation to conform to various environmental laws and...

  • Port sails into exciting cruise season

    2015-04-26

    The Port of Montreal is about to sail into an exciting cruise season that promises a record number of passengers and new cruise lines and ships, and hopes for a new cruise terminal. The...

  • Port receives another award of excellence for its cruise operations

    2015-04-26

    The Port of Montreal’s cruise operations have been recognized yet again by Cruise Insight magazine. The Port received the Best Turnaround Destination award during the Seatrade Cruise Shipping...

  • Montreal to host revamped ACPA conference

    2015-04-26

    The Port of Montreal will be hosting the 2015 Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) Conference and Annual General Meeting from September 29 to October 1. ‘Pushing the Limits’ is the...

  • Oil-by-rail: The start of the second period

    2015-04-26

    By Darryl Anderson and K. Joseph Spears On February 20, Bill C-52, the Safe and Accountable Rail Act was introduced into Parliament. The proposed legislation offers amendments to both The...

  • Are oil train derailments a new fact of life?

    2015-04-26

    By R. Bruce Striegler A CN derailment near the small Ontario town of Gogama on March 7, 2015 was the second in three days in Canada and the fifth in three weeks in North America. Thirty to...

  • Tankercars not the only problem: volatile oil now under scrutiny

    2015-04-26

    By R. Bruce Striegler After the 2013 derailment and explosion of an oil train that killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, many pointed to old, DOT-111 tanker models as a main reason...

  • Canada Post segment reports $194-million profit before tax in 2014

    2015-04-26

    The Canada Post segment of Canada Post Group of Companies reported a profit before tax of $194 million in 2014 compared to a loss before tax of $125 million in 2013. Results exclude Canada...

  • New CWB ship opens Seaway’s 57th navigational season

    2015-04-26

    The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) marked the opening of the Seaway’s 57th navigation season on April 2, with the transit of newly-built CWB Marquis through the St. Lambert...

  • CWB Marquis the first vessel to officially pass through the St. Lawrence Seaway in 2015

    2015-04-26

    Under the leadership of Captain Seann O’Donoughue and Chief Engineer David Michalowicz, MV CWB Marquis was the first vessel to officially sail through the St. Lambert locks to inaugurate the...

  • Federal government moves to privatize CWB

    2015-04-26

    For the first time in decades Western Canada is going to have a new major competitor in the grain industry with the announcement of the investment by G3 Global Grain Group (G3) in CWB. G3...

  • Lake Carriers’ Association reports Lakes ore trade off to slowest start in five years

    2015-04-26

    Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled an anemic 800,000 tonnes in March, the lowest level for the month since 2010. The March ore float was also nearly 60 per cent below the month’s...

  • CSL’s Paterson has modest expectations for 2015

    2015-04-26

    By Brian Dunn The St. Lawrence Seaway is starting another season which saw almost 40 million tonnes of cargo move through the system last year. That figure will be tough to top this year,...

  • OPINION: BC on the Move Road Map aims at improving productivity in B.C.’s road transportation industry

    2015-04-26

    By Louise Yako When the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) released the BC on the Move 10-year transportation plan on March 18, the BC Trucking Association (BCTA) was...

  • Agility Fuel Systems to supply UPS with CNG fuel systems for 445 trucks

    2015-04-26

    U.S.-based Agility Fuel Systems, a designer and producer of natural gas fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy duty trucks and buses, announced that UPS has ordered 445 of its new 160 DGE...

  • EDC: British Columbia’s ‘Secret’

    2015-04-26

    By Peter G Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist Plunging commodity prices and a falling Canadian dollar have turned the tables on provincial growth projections. Oil-producing provinces...

  • Société des traversiers du Quebec receives first of three LNG-powered ferries

    2015-04-26

    Société des traversiers du Quebec (STQ) has received the first of three LNG-powered ferries. Built in Italy by Fincantieri S.A., F.A. Gauthier will be the first of its kind to enter service in...

  • EDC says worlds’ second most populous nation holds significant potential for Canadian business

    2015-04-26

    By R. Bruce Striegler “Since 2004 the Indian market has been expanding exponentially,” says Raj Narula, Canadian entrepreneur. “I believe the reason was the introduction of wireless...

  • Hamburg Süd most reliable line in February

    2015-04-26

    According to market intelligence provider SeaIntel’s latest Global Liner Performance report, global schedule reliability improved by nearly 5 percentage points from January to February. On-time...

  • OPINION: Air Canada AC624: Questions arising from the March 28 landing at YHZ

    2015-04-26

    K. Joseph Spears The recent crash of an Air Canada A320 Airbus on final approach to Runway 05 at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) has called into question airport emergency...

  • CN announces $500-million capital program to upgrade Western Canada feeder rail lines

    2015-04-26

    CN announced a multi-year program to invest approximately C$500 million in infrastructure improvements to its Western Canada feeder rail lines in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan that are...

  • CN locomotive engineers in Canada ratify new labour agreement

    2015-04-26

    CN announced that locomotive engineers in Canada represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union have ratified a new collective agreement with the company. The three-year...

  • Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. names CN 2014 Railroad Company of the Year

    2015-04-26

    Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. has named CN as its 2014 Railroad Company of the Year in recognition of CN’s “consistent high level of performance.” Evergreen Shipping...

  • Carriers can’t stop the rot: box shipping rates continue to hit new all-time lows

    2015-04-26

    By Mike Wackett Spot rates on the main east-west tradelanes suffered further serious losses with carriers seemingly powerless to stop the rate rot, despite a desperate strategy of blanked...

  • New study claims mega-boxships not as fuel-efficient as those delivered 25 years ago

    2015-04-26

    By Mike Wackett A new study claims that containerships built in 2013 were, on average, 8 per cent less fuel-efficient than those delivered in 1990, while cars and aircraft had shown...

  • Donning of the Top Hat marks beginning of 2015 season at Port of Hamilton

    2015-04-26

    The first vessel of 2015 arrived in Hamilton Harbour in the early hours of April 6, marking the beginning of the 2015 shipping season at the port. MV Pacific Huron arrived carrying a load of steel...

  • Port of Oshawa welcomes first international vessel of the season

    2015-04-26

    On April 20, Port of Oshawa officially welcomed its first international vessel, MV Marbacan, at a special Top Hat ceremony, kicking off a new shipping season, and what is expected to be a pivotal...

  • Morterm receives season’s first salty in the port of Windsor

    2015-04-26

    On April 10th the first ocean-going vessel (salty) of the year arrived into the port of Windsor, kicking off the long-anticipated 2015 shipping season, which started a week later than normal due...

  • Fringe benefits to air freight throttle back as U.S. west coast port congestion eases

    2015-04-26

    By Alex Lennane The impact on air freight from the west coast port congestion is beginning to ease off, although forwarders are reporting that capacity remains tight between Asia Pacific...

  • Oceanex Inc. named as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard Member

    2015-04-26

    Oceanex Inc. was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard Member in 2014 for excellence in business performance. This prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC,...

  • FedEx and TNT Express agree to merge

    2015-04-26

    FedEx Corporation and TNT Express N.V. announced their intention to merge through an all-cash offer for all issued of TNT Express for a cash offer price of €8.00 per share in a transaction...

  • MOL Liner Ltd. and MOL Asia Ltd. announce senior management personnel changes

    2015-04-26

    MOL Liner Ltd. and MOL Asia Ltd. announced the following changes in their senior management: Richard Hiller, currently the Executive Vice-President of Transpacific trade management at MOL...

  • Me Eric Simard appointed to the Board of Directors of Montreal Port Authority

    2015-04-26

    Michel M. Lessard, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Montreal Port Authority (MPA), has announced the appointment of Me Eric Simard as a Director of Montreal Port Authority. Me Simard was...


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