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Hamilton’s manufacturing powerhouse

2015-05-13

When manufacturers are looking for a space to grow their business, they are weighing a variety of factors, such as location and workforce. “Often, the ability to reduce transportation cost is...

Sustainability pays: How the Port of Hamilton is turning green into green

2015-05-13

In just the past six or seven years, the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has attracted more than $300 million in investment. Companies come to the Port first and foremost for its robust...

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  • Hamilton Port helping to feed the world’s hungry markets

    2015-05-13

    For close to 100 years, the Port of Hamilton grew along with the city’s two great steel companies to become Canada’s foremost steel port. As southern Ontario’s industrial economy evolves,...

  • HPA on-board for modal choice

    2015-05-13

    “The right mode at the right time,” has become the mantra at the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA), an approach to business that’s driven by strong customer demand. “Almost all of our...

  • Fluke helps cargo hit the ground running

    2015-05-13

    “Once it hits the ground, it’s running,” says Sr. Vice President and General Manager Kevin Hagen of Fluke Transportation Group’s approach to moving cargo efficiently. Fluke...

  • Working together to build a stronger community

    2015-05-13

    Hamilton has been a port city for more than 100 years; shipping and associated industries are part of the fabric of the community and its history. “We’re not just operating a port,” says HPA...

  • Montship celebrates 90th anniversary

    2015-05-13

    By Brian Dunn On April 25, 1925, Paul von Hindenburg was elected President of Germany. It also happened to be the same day Montreal Shipping Co. Ltd. (now Montship) began operations, as a...

  • Politics, language heating up at Davie

    2015-05-13

    by Mark Cardwell The Quebec union that represents nearly three-quarters of the 1,100 workers at Davie Canada has written an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, demanding a larger...

  • CSA steps up to the plate on ballast technology

    2015-05-13

    By Alex Binkley Canadian shipowners have collected $1.5 million for research into a ballast treatment system that would be suitable for their vessels while they hope that Washington and...

  • DP World to acquire Prince Rupert’s Fairview container terminal

    2015-05-13

    DP World Limited (DP) announced it has agreed to acquire Maher Terminal’s Fairview Container Terminal (Fairview) in Prince Rupert, B.C. from Deutsche Bank. DP considers Fairview to...

  • Prince Rupert Port Authority welcomes John Farrell to its Board

    2015-05-13

    Prince Rupert Port Authority welcomed to its Board of Directors Mr. John Farrell, a Prince Rupert resident and business owner with extensive leadership experience in the community. Mr. Farrell was...

  • Canada Minister of Transport and U.S. Secretary of Transportation announce next generation of stronger, safer rail tank cars

    2015-05-13

    Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, was joined by U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, to unveil a new class of rail tank car for flammable liquids. This newer, stronger tank car will be...

  • CN and CP announce first quarter 2015 results

    2015-05-13

    Both of Canada’s major railways reported stellar first quarter results for the period ended March 31, and both were once again able to produce revenue growth that was considerably in excess of...

  • Is CSX in “play”?

    2015-05-13

    By Theo van de Kletersteeg On October 20, Canadian Pacific Railway announced that exploratory merger talks initiated with CSX Corporation had terminated, and that no further talks were...

  • CN targets $2.7 billion in 2015 capital investments to increase safety and efficiency, and to grow the business

    2015-05-13

    CN announced details of its 2015 plan to invest $2.7 billion in rail infrastructure maintenance and improvements, as well as in new capacity, equipment and technology to raise network safety and...

  • Federal Marine Terminals celebrates 50 years

    2015-05-13

    Federal Marine Terminals, Inc. (FMT), a subsidiary of Montreal-based Fednav Limited, Canada’s largest ocean-going dry-bulk shipping company, celebrated its 50th anniversary of operation on April...

  • Algoma appoints Ken Soerensen as its new CEO

    2015-05-13

    Duncan N. R. Jackman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Algoma Central Corporation announced the appointment of Ken Bloch Soerensen as President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 1,...

  • Algoma Central announces $160 million investment in fleet expansion and renewal

    2015-05-13

    Algoma Central has acquired a 2009-built Handysize self-unloading ocean class vessel, MV Gypsum Integrity, from Gypsum Transportation Limited. The vessel is being renamed Algoma Integrity. In...

  • Paterson likes being back at the helm

    2015-05-13

    By Alex Binkley When Allister Paterson was named President of Canada Steamship Lines in January, he couldn’t help recall a phone call he placed to CSL as he was leaving his job as head...

  • AAPA elects Port Saint John CEO Jim Quinn to serve as its Chairman

    2015-05-13

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has elected Jim Quinn, President and CEO of Saint John Port Authority to serve as the trade association’s Chairman for for a one-year term at...

  • First of two Newfoundland and Labrador ferries launched

    2015-05-13

    Damen Shipyards recently launched MV Veteran at its Galati, Romania, shipyard. Veteran, a 14-knot, 80-metre ice class Ro-Pax ferry, is the first of two roll-on, roll-off ferries built for...

  • 2015 Halifax cruise season is underway

    2015-05-13

    With the arrival in Halifax of Phoenix Reisen vessel Amadea, the 2015 cruise season is officially underway in Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA) is forecasting...

  • Damen celebrates keel laying of two vessels for Atlantic Towing

    2015-05-13

    In a keel laying ceremony attended by key client representatives, Damen Shipyards Galati marked the start of construction of two Platform Supply Vessels – PSV 5000 – for Canadian maritime...

  • EDC: Conquering the chasm

    2015-05-13

    By Peter G. Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist The audience gasps. Way up in the vaulted canopy, the high-wire act falters. They’ve seen this all before, many times. At first, they...

  • EDC: Diving loons resurface (or do they?)

    2015-05-13

    By Peter G. Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist After a biting winter, the birds are back, transiting to their nesting grounds. Loons will soon be on the lake, diving for dinner, and...

  • OPINION - The problem with continuing trade deficits

    2015-05-13

    By Theo van de Kletersteeg Canada’s merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $2.2 billion in February to a record $3.0 billion in March. The February trade deficit,...

  • Port of Quebec plans major expansion of cruise facilities

    2015-05-13

    Mario Girard, President and CEO of Quebec Port Authority announced a major expansion involving the redesign of the Port’s Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal, and construction of a mobile terminal...

  • Foodcareplus to initiate Halifax to Antwerp reefer consolidation service for seafood industry

    2015-05-13

    Foodcareplus, an Antwerp, Belgium-based shipping and logistics company and a member of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, announced the launch a new deep-frozen reefer consolidation service from...

  • Algoma Central reports earnings for Q1 of 2015

    2015-05-13

    Algoma Central Corporation reported revenues for the first quarter of 2015 of $51.6 million compared to $51.7 million for the same period in 2014. Domestic dry bulk shipping accounted for revenues...

  • Logistec announces record 2014 results

    2015-05-13

    Logistec Corporation announced record financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2014. Both profit for the year and revenue reached record levels and...

  • Agility reports results for 2014

    2015-05-13

    Agility reported a net profit of KD 50.84 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, an increase of 10 per cent over the same period in 2013. Reported revenues for the year were KD 1.36...

  • Sharp improvement in ZIM’s 2014 results

    2015-05-13

    ZIM ended 2014 with significantly improved Non-GAAP results, partly due to the completion of the Company’s debt restructuring, on July 16, 2014. The $3.4 billion debt restructuring, which...

  • Algoma Central reports earnings for 2014

    2015-05-13

    Algoma Central Corporation reported revenues for 2014 of $503.6 million compared to $491.5 million for 2013. Domestic dry bulk shipping accounted for revenues of $337.2 million, product tanker...

  • CMA-CGM reports solid performance for 2014

    2015-05-13

    In 2014, CMA-CGM’s consolidated revenue rose by 5.3 per cent year-on-year to $16.7 billion, and its consolidated net profit rose from $408 million in 2013 to $584 million in 2014. Volumes...

  • CN announces support for children’s hospitals in New Orleans and Memphis

    2015-05-13

    Ochsner Hospital for Children of New Orleans, Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic healthcare system, announced that it has been selected as the sole U.S. beneficiary of the 2015 CN Miracle...

  • BC Children’s Hospital named official charity partner for 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

    2015-05-13

    Canadian Pacific (CP) and Golf Canada today announced that BC Children’s Hospital has been chosen as the charity partner for the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open (CPWO). The CPWO will see...


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