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Great Lakes Feeder Lines adds second ship

Great Lakes Feeder Lines ajoute un second navire

2010-05-06

Great Lakes Feeder Lines, based in Burlington, Ontario and with offices in Montreal, Quebec City and Erie, Pennsylvania, recently took delivery of its second multi-purpose vessel, the MV Arctic Sea, in Malta. The ship is scheduled to deliver a cargo of perlite from Greece at Gros Cacouna on the St. Lawrence River on May 17, Aldert van Nieuwcoop, told Maritime Magazine. "Due to the prolonged uncertainty over the government removal of the 25% duty on imported vessels, we have decided to sail the vessel under the Barbados flag."

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Maersk launching Halifax call for containerised shellfish

Maersk lance un service conteneurisé de crustacés pour Halifax

2010-05-06

Maersk Line has combined forces with Denmark-based Aqualife, a market leader in the ocean transport of live shellfish, to launch a Halifax-Rotterdam container corridor starting with the ETA of the Maersk Palermo on May 18 under a new transatlantic (TA4) service rotation. There will be a weekly call at Halifax.

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Supply chain partnership to boost Port of Halifax

2010-05-03

On the heels of the announcements of several new or enhanced container services, the Port of Halifax has concluded a supply-chain partnership agreement with Canadian National Railway and two terminal operators to improve competitiveness as a North American east coast gateway to Ontario, Quebec and US Midwest markets.

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Montreal port traffic rises 7.6% in first quarter

Montréal : le trafic portuaire augmente de 7,6% au premier trimestre

2010-05-03

In further evidence of an economic turnaround in Canada and the United States following the recession, total traffic at the Port of Montreal climbed by 7.6% to 5.8 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2010.

While liquid cargo dropped by 13.4% to 1.6 million tonnes, dry bulk surged by 37% to 1.3 million tonnes.

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Halifax showing total cargo improvement

2010-04-26

The Port of Halifax has announced an overall improvement in its cargo activity during the first quarter of 2010. While bulk cargo declined compared with a year earlier, there was a strong increase in container, breakbulk and ro/ro volumes.

The statistics on container cargo confirm a strengthening recovery trend, with box throughput climbing by 41% to 99,450 TEUs from the same quarter in 2009. This follows news this month of two enhanced services by CMA CGM and the CKYH Alliance.

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