Seaway volumes expected to reach 37 million tonnes in 2011 – CEO says waterway looking to capture freight now moving by land

By BRENT FREDERICK, Associate Editor

Total volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway should reach some 37 million tonnes in 2011, up about 1.5 to 2 per cent over last year, according to Terence Bowles, president and CEO of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC). Continue reading

CANADA MARITIME CONFERENCE: PARTNERSHIPS, PERFORMANCE, RELIABILITY under the microscope at marine industry conference

By BRENT FREDERICK, Associate Editor, and THEO VAN DE KLETERSTEEG

Canada’s transport minister says key players in the transportation sector must continue to integrate operations in order for North America to be more competitive globally. Continue reading

ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY LAUNCHES 53RD NAVIGATION SEASON – Seaway projects 7-per-cent volume increase in 2011

By BRENT FREDERICK, Associate Editor

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) pre­­­dicted that cargo shipments through the Seaway will increase by about 7 per cent to 39.1 million tonnes in 2011 as it marked the official opening of the waterway’s 53rd navigation season at the St. Lambert Lock on March 22. Continue reading

Shipping Federation conference examines economic prospects for global marine industry

Shipping Federation conference examines economic prospects for global marine industry

Back to normal or a new normal?

By BRENT FREDERICK, Associate Editor

Back to normal or a new normal? That was the question at the annual Shipping Federation of Canada conference held in Montreal åçin April. Titled Economic Prospects for the Shipping Industry: 2010 and Beyond, the conference featured four speakers who discussed the reasons behind the recent recession, its effect on global transportation and the marine industry in particular, and what is in store for the future. Continue reading

Navy takes centre stage at Marine Club dinner

Navy takes centre stage at Marine Club dinner

Vice-Admiral McFadden discusses navy’s purpose, platforms, people

Canada’s navy, which celebrates its centennial this year, took centre stage at the 71st annual Marine Club dinner in Toronto on Jan. 15. Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden, chief of the maritime staff and commander of the navy, delivered a powerful speech focusing on the navy’s purpose, platforms and people. Continue reading