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Baffinland second shipping season totals over 2.7 million tonnes of iron ore

2016-11-02

Some 2.72 million tonnes of iron ore from Baffinland Iron Mines were transported to northern Europe during the second shipping season from Milne Inlet on the north coast of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. This compares with 917,000 tonnes in 2015. A total of 38 voyages were conducted, versus 13 in 2015, between July 25 and October 13.

"Fednav managed all port operations and shipping operations (on site and home office personnel)," Michael Cooper, Manager, Capital Projects, Shipowning, Arctic and Projects, told Maritime Magazine. "All vessels were manned with qualified ice advisors contracted by Fednav."

Scandinavian operators Nordic Bulk Carriers and Golden Ocean carried out 36 Panamax voyages while ESL Shipping of Helsinki carried out two Supramax voyages with loads of iron ore from the rich Mary River deposits. Main destinations included Rotterdam, Dunkirk and Hamburg.

Steel giant ArcelorMittal has a 50% stake in the vast Arctic mining enterprise.

Throughout the shipping season, two Svitzer tugs on site assisted in operations.

 
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Port of Halifax hails Canada-EU on signing CETA

2016-11-01

The Halifax Port Authority applauds the efforts of the Government of Canada and the European Union in signing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, more widely known as CETA.

"The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union is a landmark deal that will increase trade opportunities," said Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. "The Government of Canada and European Union countries deserve recognition for their dedication in reaching this historic agreement.

"We see growth opportunities for Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canadian exports to Europe in both containerized and non-containerized project cargo," continued Ms. Oldfield. "Among the early winners identified are fish and seafood, agricultural products, and manufacturing. Atlantic seafood is known the world over for its high quality; this is a positive development for our entire seafood industry in Atlantic Canada, from the boat captains and deckhands in places like Yarmouth and Sheet Harbour to the global industry leaders who base their operations here in Nova Scotia."

The Port of Halifax, with ultra-vessel infrastructure, is Canada's closest full service gateway port to Europe. Including Britain, European markets account for 38% of total containerized cargo throughput.  The Port of Halifax has the capacity, the infrastructure and the dedicated workforce required to facilitate the increase in trade this historic agreement will bring, a press release stated. (Photo HPA)

 
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Two cranes arrive for DP World Saint John

2016-10-31

DP World Saint John has announced the arrival of two new quay cranes for installation at Rodney Container Terminal before its operations begin in January 2017. A current lease with Logistec Corporation expires on Dec. 31. The cranes arrived on Oct. 29 on board the heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 14.

DP World is working in partnership with Port Saint John, who, together with the governments of Canada and New Brunswick, have embarked on a previously announced $205 million infrastructure modernization program expected to be completed in 2021.

As demonstrated by the purchase of the two cranes, DP World Saint John is adding new terminal cargo handling equipment to deliver exceptional customer service and further expand capacity and productivity of the terminal. Key goals are to attract larger vessels and to complement the New Brunswick port's traditional Latin America trade by developing North Atlantic business. In 2015, the port handled 97,000 TEUs.

Matthew Leech, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World Americas Region, said: "DP World Saint John will bring significant benefits to New Brunswick and Maritimes importers and exporters through our investment in modern container handling equipment that will be capable of serving post-panamax container vessels in line with the Port Authority's expansion works program."

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Ocean Group christens newest tug

Un nouveau remorqueur pour Océan

2016-10-28

Québec City-based Ocean Group proceeded on Oct. 28 with the christening of its newest powerful tug, the Ocean Taïga, the second in the TundRA series. This series, built at the Ocean Industries shipyard located on Isle-aux-Coudres, further demonstrates Ocean's willingness to adapt to the future needs of its customers.

The traditional ceremony was held in the presence of the Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada, Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix,  Gordon Bain and Jacques Tanguay, respectively President and CEO of Ocean and Ms. Carmen Lacasse-Tanguay, the ship's sponsor and mother of Jacques Tanguay.

The 36-meter tug is equipped with the latest technologies and can operate in the most extreme conditions. The hull of the tug Taïga is reinforced and certified 1A Super FS for navigation in ice. In addition, its engines develop a power of 8,160 BHP, propelled by two Z- drive omnidirectional propellers and have a total bollard pull of more than 100 TM.

"We are very proud of the ingenuity and expertise developed by our teams from the shipyard located on Isle-aux-Coudres and in Québec. Today's event helps celebrate this expertise, while emphasizing the quality jobs associated with it", said Jacques Tanguay.

 

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TorQuest Partners Invests in McKeil Marine

2016-10-25

Hamilton-based McKeil Marine  and TorQuest Partners announce that TorQuest has invested in McKeil, in partnership with existing management and shareholders. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

McKeil also announces that Steve Fletcher, President, who has been with McKeil for 17 years, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and that Blair McKeil, previously Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, has assumed the role of Vice Chairman.

McKeil is a leading Canadian provider of marine transportation and project services for a wide range of customers and industry sectors across the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, East Coast and the Canadian Arctic. It operates a fleet of two bulk carriers, 24 tugs and 31 barges.

Canadian-based TorQuest is a manager of private equity funds with more than $2 billion of equity capital under management.

"This milestone event is a testament to our skilled and dedicated crew, our valued customers, service providers and industry partners," said Blair McKeil, Vice Chairman, McKeil. "Enhancing our ability to sustain and accelerate our growth is a fantastic way to celebrate the company's 60th anniversary. I am excited to remain an owner of the business and look forward to helping guide McKeil as it navigates its way to a stronger, better future. I believe the best is yet to come."

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