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Québec Cruise Terminal
named for Ross Gaudreault

Le terminal de croisières de Québec
nommé en l'honneur de Ross Gaudreault

2010-12-16

The Québec Port Authority has decided to pay tribute to the professional and personal dedication of its outgoing president and CEO by naming the building commonly referred to as the Port of Québec Cruise Terminal the Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal.

"Ross Gaudreault is truly worthy of this honor. The terminal was his project and his dream. He won over his opponents and rallied the citizens of Québec City to make it happen. Over 500,000 passengers later, I think the time has come to congratulate him on a job more than well done," stated Marcel Labrecque, Executive Vice President of the Port of Québec.

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CMA CGM launches expanded
Black Pearl service at Halifax

2010-12-16

The Pearl River, the first vessel in CMA CGM's  expanded Black Pearl direct service to the West Coast of South America, inaugurated this service with a call at Halterm Container Terminal at the Port of Halifax on Dec. 12 during blustery weather conditions. It is the first direct container service connecting Canada with ports in Panama, Ecuador Peru and Chile.

Jean-Yves Duval, Vice-President, Caribbean and Latin America lines for the CMA CGM Group, commented that thanks to the new calls on the West Coast of South America, CMA CGM provides customers "with a uniquely direct and efficient transportation solution to support the development of growing markets between Canada and the West Coast of South America.

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Avis de recrutement d'apprentis pilotes

Notice of recruitment of apprentice pilots

2010-12-15

L'Administration de pilotage des Laurentides prévoit recruter des apprentis pilotes qui pourront être appelés à exercer la profession de pilote maritime sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent dans la circonscription 1.1 (port de Montréal) à partir du 15 février 2011 ou dans la circonscription no 1 (Montréal/Québec) à partir du 1er avril 2011. Le recrutement est conditionnel aux besoins en main-d'oeuvre de pilotage pour les prochaines années. Le concours se termine le 7 janvier 2011.  Pour information, cliquez ici.

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Joint venture to help Helsinki yard
specialize in arctic shipbuilding technology

2010-12-13

STX Finland Oy and United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have formed a joint venture company, which will specialize in arctic shipbuilding technology. An agreement for the formation of the new company, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy, was signed Friday in St. Petersburg in a meeting with the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the Finnish Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi.

According to the agreement both founding companies will hold equal shares of Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy. The new company will purchase the Helsinki shipyard from STX Finland.

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U.S. District Court
Rules Against Closing Chicago Locks

2010-12-11

Press Release

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) applauded the decision announced on Thursday by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that denied a motion for preliminary injunction filed by five Great Lakes states to close Chicago area locks as a way of preventing the migration of Asian carp into Lake Michigan. AWO and a coalition of industries and associations had intervened on the side of the defendants, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, to keep the O'Brien and Chicago locks open.

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