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Port of Belledune’s bold investments ensure a prosperous future

2014-08-22

By Christopher Williams

Famous for its hunting, fishing and snowmobiling, the northern New Brunswick village of Belledune became a thriving industrial centre in the 1960s supporting...

Belledune is perfectly located to ship wood pellets

2014-08-22

By Christopher Williams

Exemplified by its need for a new modular fabrication facility, Belledune Port Authority (BPA) develops a clear vision for a market need, and then makes it happen....

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  • Build a modular fabrication facility during a recession? Sure, no problem!

    2014-08-22

    By Christopher Williams Modular construction techniques are gaining in popularity worldwide and Port of Belledune has built the infrastructure required to play a fab role in this mod...

  • Report on the 20th Conference of Montreal organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas

    2014-08-22

    By Brian Dunn With only four per cent of Canadian companies involved in exporting, there are plenty of opportunities for Canadian manufacturers to tap into the growing middle class of...

  • Report on 13th Conference organized by the Shipping Federation of Canada

    2014-08-22

    By Brian Dunn Signs in both advanced and emerging markets point to strong economic growth which bodes well for the shipping industry, according to Aimé Bwakira, Institutional Portfolio...

  • CargoM holds its Annual General Meeting

    2014-08-22

    By Brian Dunn It has been a very active year for Cargo Montreal (CargoM), the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, with all six of its working groups now in...

  • Seaway shrinks gap in 2014 season shipping volumes

    2014-08-22

    By Theo van de Kletersteeg During the month of June, The Saint Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation reported increased shipping volumes (compared to the month of June of the previous...

  • Preparing for a disaster of any kind

    2014-08-22

    By Alex Binkley While ports have come a long way during the last decade in readying themselves to cope with a disaster, whether caused by mankind or nature, they need to place more...

  • Vessel-sharing agreement between MSC and Maersk to be known as 2M Alliance

    2014-08-22

    MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. has announced a 10 year Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) with Maersk Line that will cover the three main East-West trade lanes: Asia-Europe, Trans-Pacific and...

  • Shippers give tentative thumbs-up to 2M, but market share still a concern for China

    2014-08-22

    By Mike Wackett Shippers have broadly welcomed the proposed vessel-sharing agreement alliance between Maersk Line and MSC. The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has called the plan for a...

  • Atlantic Towing orders Platform Supply vessels

    2014-08-22

    Atlantic Towing (USA) has selected newly-designed, ice-strengthened PSV 5000 platform supply vessels from Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group to meet its demanding 10-year offshore support...

  • CN and CP announce second quarter results

    2014-08-22

    Both of Canada’s major railways announced second quarter results for the period ended June 30, and both were able to produce revenue growth well in excess of the growth rate of the economy. ...

  • Measures for the grain handling and transportation system in force as of August 1

    2014-08-22

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced the coming into force of a series of important regulations and an Order in Council (OIC) related to the implementation...

  • Strongco adds Konecranes to its product offering

    2014-08-22

    Strongco Corporation announced it has been granted exclusive distribution rights for the Konecranes line of heavy lifting equipment in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec,...

  • M/V Federal Rideau refloated after it grounded in Lake St. Clair

    2014-08-22

    The 656-foot freighter, M/V Federal Rideau, was refloated by The Great Lakes Towing Company on July 29th, after the vessel ran aground in Lake St. Clair on July 27th. The vessel was...

  • Algoma Central christens environmentally advanced vessel in the Great Lakes

    2014-08-22

    Algoma Central Corporation announced the arrival in Canada and the christening of its second Equinox Class bulk cargo vessel, the Algoma Harvester. The christening took place at Pier 26 South in...

  • Feds to develop new methods for underwater surveying

    2014-08-22

    Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and Jean Laflamme, General Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Development of Ocean Mapping (CIDCO), said that their organizations will be working...

  • Tug construction contract awarded to Bracewell Marine Group

    2014-08-22

    Ledcor’s Marine Division has awarded the construction of two A.G. McIlwain-designed tugs to Bracewell Marine Group Ltd. The two tugs will be built concurrently at the Bracewell shipyard facility...

  • Investment: Coming our way?

    2014-08-22

    By Peter G. Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist, Export Development Canada Surfers agree that catching the right wave is part science, part art – and all-important. The same goes...

  • BC Ferries awards $165 million in contracts for three new LNG-fuelled intermediate class ferries

    2014-08-22

    BC Ferries has awarded Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. of Gdansk, Poland contracts totaling $165 million to build three new intermediate class vessels. A total budget of $252 million has been approved...

  • Egypt announces plans to build a second Suez canal

    2014-08-22

    Oliver Holmes and Stephen Kalin Egypt plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multibillion dollar project aimed at expanding trade along...

  • Mariners’ House holds 46th AGM

    2014-08-22

    Mariners’ House of Montreal held its 46th annual general meeting on June 17th, attended by thirty patrons and friends of the historical organisation. In his address, the President, Michael...

  • CP to challenge arbitrator’s order to reinstate cocaine-using locomotive engineer

    2014-08-22

    Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced it will be asking the Superior Court of Quebec to stay a July 14, 2014 decision by the Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration (CROA), which ruled a...

  • CN says Canada’s rail transportation system is ready for the new harvest

    2014-08-22

    CN said Canada’s rail transportation system is ready to accommodate the new harvest with a solid throughput rate in line with the grain supply chain. The supply chain will also be able to...

  • ZIM successfully restructures debt

    2014-08-22

    ZIM announced the completion of its comprehensive debt restructuring, paving the way for a reinvigorated group to capitalize on the recovery in the global trade. Following 18 months of intensive...

  • ZIM ranked 4th out of 22 global carriers in the 2013 CCWG average emissions ratings

    2014-08-22

    The CCWG (Clean Cargo Working Group) of BRS, an industry-wide initiative dedicated to improving the environmental performance of marine transport, has published its 2013 results, accumulated from...


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