Port of Valleyfield eyeing northern development as path to growth


By Brian Dunn

The minute you meet Denis Lapointe, Mayor of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, you know he has a story to tell. And that story is about how important Port of Valleyfield is to the...

Not all things come in a box


By Peter Gabany

After the crash of global economies in 2008, Valport was coming off one of its best years in the market. The partners of its management team, charged with the growth and...

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  • Reefer Depot Service now available through Port of Valleyfield


    By Peter Gabany A regional transportation hub would not be complete if it didn’t offer reefer service, which was recently introduced following a specific client request for the port to...

  • The Cleveland – Europe Express, building a new shipping business


    By Peter Gabany Now that the Cleveland-Europe scheduled service is up and running, why did a Dutch shipowner (Spliethoff Group) and Port of Cleveland take the financial and other risks...

  • CSX seen as a catalyst for future growth


    By Brian Dunn Thanks to the extension of Autoroute 30 to its doorstep, and the opening of CSX’ intermodal terminal a stone’s throw away, the port of Valleyfield is poised to see...

  • The North West Company: profile of a northern retailer


    By Brian Dunn One of the vital links to the Eastern Arctic out of Port of Valleyfield is operated by Winnipeg-based The North West Company (NWC). The North West Company is the owner of...

  • Valleytank – a Port anchor client


    By Brian Dunn One of the first customers welcomed by Port of Valleyfield is Valleytank, which opened in 1970 under Norwegian ownership, which continues today. Valleytank provides...

  • Chaleur Terminals to export western oil through Port of Belledune


    By Christopher Williams A new petroleum logistics company based in Calgary, Alberta and Bathurst, N.B, plans to construct a loading facility at the port of Belledune on Chaleur Bay in...

  • Smaller tradelanes could be swamped by arrival of bigger containerships next year


    By Mike Wackett An armada of some 54 containerships of 10,000 TEUs and more is due to be received by carriers by the end of next year, likely to be deployed on the Asia-Europe tradelane...

  • Christmas bonus for air cargo as rates soar due to west coast port congestion


    By Alex Lennane Costs for chartering a freighter to fly from China to the US have skyrocketed, with as much as a 100% rise in rates over the last few months. While November lease rates...

  • Paquin named a 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award finalist


    Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec Corporation, has been named a finalist for the 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, which will be presented in Toronto on November 26. ...

  • CWB Marquis begins long journey home


    CWB announced it has taken delivery of the first of its two Equinox class laker vessels, which is now in international waters sailing east across the Pacific Ocean from China to North America. CWB...

  • Mestco Terminal renamed MtlLINK following acquisition by Logistec


    Mestco Terminal Inc., a provider of port logistics services in Montréal-Est, has been renamed MtlLINK following Logistec’s acquisition of a majority stake in the business. “We have...

  • Spliethoff to introduce regular cargo service from Thunder Bay to Europe


    Shippers will soon have the option to ship partial shiploads to Europe directly from the port of Thunder Bay. Spliethoff Group, an Amsterdam-based ship management company, will begin regular cargo...

  • Hapag-Lloyd carrying more boxes, but low rates produce more red ink in Q3


    By Mike Wackett Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd increased the number of containers it carried in the third quarter by 6 per cent, but its average freight rate per TEU declined by almost 5 per cent...

  • Major tenant announced at Duke Point Terminal


    Bernie Dumas, President and CEO of Nanaimo Port Authority is pleased to announce the arrival of ABC Recycling Ltd. to its Duke Point operation. “We are very excited to have ABC Recycling choose...

  • Rear Admiral Parks, USCG (Ret.) joins Chamber of Marine Commerce


    The Chamber of Marine Commerce has announced that RADM Michael N. Parks, USCG (Ret.), has joined the Chamber as Special Advisor. In his new role, RADM Parks will be working with the Chamber to...

  • Truck carriers voice sustained optimism in freight market


    Ontario carriers’ optimistic outlook on freight volumes and rates expectedly came back down to earth, but overall, continued bullishness from Ontario’s diversified trucking industry is being...

  • Norfolk Southern and Delaware & Hudson propose rail line transaction in U.S. Northeast


    Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS) and the Delaware & Hudson Railway Co. (D&H), a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), announced a proposed transaction under which NS would acquire 282.5...

  • Agility reports Q3 2014 results


    Agility reported profits for the third quarter of 2014 of KD 13.04 million, an increase of 7 per cent from the same period in 2013. Revenues were KD 337.09 million, a 3 per cent increase from the...

  • Domino effects of west coast port issues impact air and ocean transport


    A variety of causes have converged to create chaos and congestion at U.S. and Canadian West Coast ports. Labour negotiations between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association are ongoing, and...

  • Port of Oshawa announces major new project


    Port of Oshawa, in partnership with Oshawa Stevedoring Inc., announced that it is expanding its services with the construction of a new multi million-dollar pad on the east port lands. ...

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