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Port of Valleyfield receives infrastructure funding from Québec government

Le Port de Valleyfield reçoit des fonds pour les infrastructures du gouvernement du Québec

 

2018-08-16

 

The Port of Valleyfield has announced the receipt of a nearly $3.5 million grant from the Québec government to help finance infrastructure improvements.

The Honorable Huntingdon MP, Minister Responsible for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Regulatory Reduction and Regional Economic Development, Stéphane Billette, made the announcement on August 9 on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Sustainable Development, Electrification of Transport, André Fortin. The total cost of this project is estimated at $ 7,251,780.

"The Maritime Strategy aims to stimulate economic growth in the regions through the sustainable development of the marine sector. I am always very happy to see this goal translated into real investments by our government. This is the case for the Port of Valleyfield which will see its facilities improved and its services improved," said Jean D'Amour, Minister Delegate for Maritime Affairs.

Port General Manager, Jean-Philippe Paquin said, "The Port of Valleyfield is very grateful for the contribution from the Quebec government. The government has made a strategic commitment to the maritime sector and port infrastructure; an investment that will support economic development for many years while helping to reduce the environmental impacts of our transportation activities. This contribution will help us implement our development plan, which includes an increase in accessible paved staging and warehousing capacities - already underway.

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Strong grain exports energize St. Lawrence Seaway

2018-08-15

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

Overall cargo shipments on the St. Lawrence Seaway between March 29 and July 31 totaled 16.5 million metric tons, bolstered by grain exports and Great Lakes construction activity. The overall throughput was just a fraction of a percentage lower than the comparable period in 2017.

"After a late start, Seaway cargo shipments have been gaining ground all season and are now in line with last year's robust performance. Canadian grain exports to

Europe continue to climb due to a large carryover from 2017. With a strong 2018 harvest expected, this momentum should continue in the autumn," said Terence Bowles, president and CEO of The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.

Year-to-date grain shipments via the Seaway (including U.S. and Canadian grain) totaled 4.2 million metric tons, up 7.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2017.  Canadian grain shipments, which represent 3.3 million metric tons of the volume, were up 3 per cent while U.S. grain was up nearly 32 per cent.

Prairie grain elevators have been busy the past several weeks at the Port of Thunder Bay.  For only the second time in 20 years, July grain volumes surpassed 800,000 metric tons. The surge brings the grain tally at the port in line with the previous season and four per cent greater than the five-year average.

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Port of Vancouver cargo continues record pace

2018-08-16

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority reports that the 2018 mid-year statistics for goods moving through the Port of Vancouver show overall cargo rising by 4.4 per cent to 72.1 million metric tonnes (MMT) over the same time last year to reach record volumes. Container traffic was also at record levels.

"This year's record mid-year results for cargo movement show balanced, steady growth across most business sectors, demonstrating the increasing strength of the Canadian economy and the Port of Vancouver's ability to handle Canada's growing trade with Asia, despite general trade uncertainty," said Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

"The Port of Vancouver's ability to accommodate the most diversified range of cargo of any port in North America continues to be one of our greatest strengths and is a key factor that will enable us to continue to grow to meet Canada's future trade objectives."

Container volumes (measured in 20-foot equivalents or TEUs) increased by five per cent compared to mid-year 2017 to a record 1.64 million TEUs as a result of the growing demand for Canadian resources and products, and the increasing Canadian demand for consumer and manufacturing goods from Asia.

"Shippers continue to have confidence in the ability of the terminals, rail and shipping lines, truckers and other supply chain participants to handle the growing demand for goods shipped in containers," said Mr. Silvester.

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Une histoire de réfugiés méconnue

2018-08-08

par Hubert Desgagnés

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

On parle beaucoup des bateaux qui transportent des migrants en Méditerranée mais nous avons eu nos bateaux de migrants.

Les caboteurs Guard Mavoline et Keta ont été des bateaux ayant transportés des réfugiés fuyant l'Europe vers le Canada.

Alors que la seconde Guerre fait rage, plusieurs populations se retrouvent coincées entre les forces soviétiques et allemandes. Venant de la Pologne et des pays Balte comme la Lettonie, l'Estonie et la Lituanie, des familles passeront des années à fuir devant l'ennemi. Et s'ils sont capturés, ce sont les camps de prisonniers qui attendent ces témoins de populations orphelines.

Alors que l'avance soviétique se fait inexorable à la fin de la guerre, les survivants s'enfuient, une fois de plus, cette fois vers des camps de réfugiés en Europe de l'ouest et dans des pays neutres, principalement en Suède.

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Container carriers introduce low water surcharges for Montreal calls

2018-07-31

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

 

Several major container carriers have introduced low water surcharges (LWS) on cargo moving to and via the Port of Montreal. The surcharges were effective July 30 in the case of Maersk Line and August 1 for customers of Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM. OOCL has also taken a similar measure which is a common procedure for carriers in periods of lower water levels on the St. Lawrence River.

But Tony Boemi, Vice-President Growth and Development of the Montreal Port Authority, told Maritime Magazine that "carriers have their own reasons that we prefer not to comment upon. But we have continued to operate during the whole year at depths of over 12 metres, slightly higher than the chart datum of 11.3 metres."

He also indicated that the port was on track for another record year in container cargo, with year-to-date volume up 6.5% at the end of June. "This included a 4% increase in European business."

Last year, Montreal handled 1.5 million TEU.

Nils Haupt, a spokesman for Hapag-Lloyd, stated that "the amount of cargo we cannot load depends on the water level forecasted for Montreal for the time our vessel is scheduled to arrive there. This means we need to determine about three weeks prior to arrival in Montreal how much cargo we can load."

The lightened payloads can result in up to 500 TEU in lost cargo, he affirmed.
The LWS by Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd and OOCL add US$100 on 20-ft containers and US$150 on 40 and 45-foot containers. For its part, CMA is charging an extra US$150 for both 20 and 40-foot containers. (photo APM)

 
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