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Can Canada fully leverage its unique trade relationship with Cuba?

2015-12-03

By Alan M. Field

Starved for new markets to conquer, American exporters and investors are avidly awaiting the imminent end of the fifty-five year-old U.S. trade embargo of Cuba. Given the...

The impact of the TPP on Canada’s trade and competitiveness

2015-12-03

By Alan M. Field

With the ascension of Justin Trudeau as the new Liberal Prime Minister of Canada, the nation’s federal government is proceeding down the path toward ratifying its...

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  • Small Canadian exporters proud to compete in U.S. market

    2015-12-03

    By Keith Norbury The owners of Ontario-based Pride Bodies Ltd. were understandably “proud” of the railway maintenance service truck they put together for Canadian Pacific Railway. So...

  • The gloves are off over Windsor-Detroit truck crossing

    2015-12-03

    By Keith Norbury Naming the proposed new six-lane international bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit after hockey legend Gordie Howe is such a fitting tribute. Born and raised in...

  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business says changes to interprovincial trade agreement now up to the provinces

    2015-12-03

    By R. Bruce Striegler Erin McGrath-Gaudet, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Director of Provincial Affairs for Prince Edward Island, says the largest issue to resolve on...

  • CEE a success but choppy waters could lie ahead

    2015-12-03

    By Alex Binkley A proposed increase in U.S. pilotage fees could undercut the success a direct maritime service between the ports of Cleveland and Antwerp has achieved. Container traffic on...

  • Message from Bernie Dumas, President and CEO, Nanaimo Port Authority

    2015-12-03

    Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) is one of 18 federal Ports operating in Canada. As a federal Port Authority, the Port operates under the Canada Marine Act to support Canada’s international trade...

  • Port of Nanaimo … Solutions found in diversity

    2015-12-03

    For decades, dating back to the 1950s, Port of Nanaimo has built its reputation and business on serving Vancouver Island’s forest industry. Situated on the Island’s east coast, about 110...

  • Trial container ship call to Nanaimo provides options for Island exporters

    2015-12-03

    The arrival of M/V Westwood Pacific at Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point terminal on August 19th, 2014 marked the first container ship to berth at the Port’s facilities and provide a direct...

  • Helijet service now connects Nanaimo with Vancouver

    2015-12-03

    As of June 2015, Helijet service to Vancouver has been available from Nanaimo Port Authority’s Cruise terminal. Helijet started Canada’s first scheduled helicopter service in 1986, flying...

  • Ritchie Bros Auction conducted second successful auction at Assembly Wharf

    2015-12-03

    On October 26, Ritchie Brothers Auction utilized several acres of available land at Port of Nanaimo’s Assembly Wharf to provide a venue for an auction of heavy construction equipment. This was...

  • Nanaimo Port Authority purchases two patrol vessels to enforce security regulations

    2015-12-03

    Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) has invested $1.1 million acquiring two specially commissioned harbour patrol launches designed and built by Eagle Craft, a Division of Daigle Welding and Marine of...

  • Port implements Marine Domain Awareness System

    2015-12-03

    To facilitate the Harbour Master’s responsibilities, Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) has created a Marine Domain Awareness System (MDA) which utilizes active and passive sensors linked to an...

  • Georgian College new home of marine emergency duties training in Ontario

    2015-12-03

    After several years without a marine emergency duties training facility in Ontario, Georgian College and its partners will offer this critical training in Owen Sound. Mariners will no longer need...

  • Asia-Europe box rates take a 40 per cent tumble – now shippers face a 2016 dilemma

    2015-12-03

    By Mike Wackett Spot container freight rates between Asia and Europe are on track to lose all the gains from this month’s general rate increases (GRIs), putting more pressure on annual...

  • CITT elects Ginnie Venslovaitis as Incoming Chair

    2015-12-03

    During CITT’s AGM on October 26th, Ginnie Venslovaitis, CCLP, was elected as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. She replaces outgoing Chair Robert Ramsay, CCLP, who served as chair for the...

  • More than 92,000 cruise passengers and crew visited Montreal in 2015

    2015-12-03

    As Montreal says goodbye to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ SS Navigator, the city’s cruise season is coming to a close after a record season. The season got started on May 12 and lasted until...

  • EDC: South Africa – competitive as ever

    2015-12-03

    By Peter G Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist Times are tough for resource-rich economies. Plunging global prices for oil, gas and other minerals are wreaking havoc with profit...

  • DP-DHL third-quarter performance hit by cost of failed IT project and falling volumes

    2015-12-03

    By Gavin van Marle Deutsche Post-DHL said yesterday its under-pressure freight forwarding unit, DHL Global Forwarding (DGF), had begun its turnaround – despite reduced air and sea...

  • Low rates continue to spook investors as Hapag-Lloyd profits take a dip in Q3

    2015-12-03

    By Gavin van Marle Sub-economic freight rates were again blamed as Hapag-Lloyd saw a large dip in profits in the third quarter. The carrier reported a $3.3 million net profit in Q3 as the...

  • Air Canada Cargo is tracking shipments in real time, per piece

    2015-12-03

    By Ian Putzger Air Canada Cargo, already one of the most technologically advanced carriers, has taken shipment visibility to a new level by employing RFID technology. This allows the...

  • CMA CGM leading the field to buy NOL, but only if the price is right

    2015-12-03

    By Mike Wackett There are “significant obstacles” to the sale of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), despite interest from Maersk Group and CMA CGM, according to...

  • ANALYSIS - With declining returns at Maersk, buying NOL may be one answer

    2015-12-03

    By Alessandro Pasetti I warned in August, when Maersk announced its second-quarter results that it was too early to celebrate, and three months later it appears that the company’s...

  • Federal government moves to impose heavy-oil tanker ban on B.C.’s north coast

    2015-12-03

    By R. Bruce Striegler Newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped the news just before he left the country for a series of international conferences. According to the new Prime...

  • BHP Billiton drops 10-year-run with Teekay for non-unionized upstart

    2015-12-03

    By Michael Allan McCrae BHP Billiton recently announced that it had selected Rivtow Marine to operate its entire towage fleet in Port Hedland, Australia. Rivtow Marine, an...

  • CP’s Holiday Train ready to brighten communities and warm hearts for the 17th year

    2015-12-03

    Every year, Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Trains travel through dozens of communities, raising food and cash donations for North American food banks. Again this year, the Holiday Train program is...

  • Early fall grain harvest gives Seaway a boost – Seaway closing scheduled for December 30

    2015-12-03

    An early Prairie harvest sparked an increase in activity in October on the St. Lawrence Seaway as domestic and international carriers helped farmers export grain. “The early fall harvest of...


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