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St. John's hosting ACPA Conference

St John's reçoit l'AAPC

2010-05-21

The 52nd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities will be held at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, August 1 - 4, 2010. "All are looking forward to this year's annual conference in one of Canada's most historic cities," commented Tim Heney, President and CEO of the Thunder Bay Port Authority, and Chair of the Association.

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CMA CGM low St. Lawrence water surcharge

CMA CGM taxe les bas niveaux d'eau

2010-05-19

French carrier CMA CGM has announced a controversial decision to impose, effective June 1, an Emergency Low Water Surcharge on all eastbound containers loading at Montreal on St. Lawrence service to all destinations.

"This is the wackiest thing I have ever seen," said Paul Coorsh, Montreal branch manager for Synergex Logistics Corporation. "There have been fuel and currency adjustment surcharges by carriers, but it's the first time a steamship line is charging for low water."

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Seaway traffic shows rebound

Le volume de fret sur la Voie maritime en hausse

2010-05-11

Seaway cargo volume rebounded strongly in the early part of the 2010 shipping season as manufacturers in the Great Lakes region drove demand for commodities. Total cargo shipments to the end of April, just over a month after the season began, rose 18% to 3,654,000 tonnes versus the year-earlier 3,099,000 tonnes. Last year, the recession plunged the Seaway to its lowest cargo level since the early 1960s at 30.7 million tonnes.

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Prince Rupert posts strong Q1 growth

Forte croissance au premier trimestre à Prince Rupert

2010-05-10

The Port of Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia announced a significant growth in total cargo and container throughput during Q1 2010. Total traffic increased by nearly 73% to 4.1 million tonnes compared with 2.4 million tonnes in the first three months of 2009.

A 108.9% surge in export traffic enabled the Fairview Container Terminal to post an overall 87.3% increase to 76,850 TEUs versus the year-earlier 41,042 TEUs.

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Fednav view of Northwest Passage future

Vision de Fednav sur l'avenir du passage du Nord-Ouest

2010-05-07

Tim Keane, Manager of Operations for the Canarctic Shipping division of Fednav Ltd., says the experienced Arctic carrier has strong reservations over forecasts portraying the opening of the whole Northwest Passage (NWP) to commercial shipping as "inevitable."

"We remain unconvinced - despite the reality of climate change, ice conditions remain wildly unpredictable," Mr. Keane told a polar shipping conference held in Montreal on May 5-6.

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