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Desgagnés adds 18th vessel to fleet

Desgagnés ajoute un 18e navire à sa flotte

2012-07-24

Groupe Desgagnés has announced the acquisition of a new vessel, the 18th in its fleet, which will be deployed mainly in Canada's Eastern Arctic as well as in international markets. It is registered under the Canadian flag.

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CN announces more extended sidings on North Line

2012-07-09

Canadian National Railway announced on July 5 that it will construct five  extended sidings this year on its B.C. North Line as part of  $155 million capital expenditure to handle mounting traffic along the Edmonton-Prince Rupert corridor.

In 2011,  more than half a million carloads/intermodal units moved over CN's  B.C. North Line. By 2015, this traffic could nearly double. Since 2004, CN has constructed or extended 21 sidings to handle 12,000-ft trains between Edmonton and Prince Rupert.

Kenneth Creel, CN Vice-President and COO, stated: "CN's sizeable investments in rail infrastructure in northern B.C. and western Canada is helping us accommodate growing import-export traffic moving between the Port of Prince Rupert, the B.C. interior and major centres across CN's network in Canada and the United States."
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McAsphalt Marine Transportation expands fleet

 
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Donna Letterio becomes new CIFFA President

2012-07-05

Following its 63rd AGM held recently in Montreal, the Board of Directors of the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA) has announced its new President: Donna Letterio,  CEO Canada of DHL Global Forwarding (Canada) Inc. who has accepted the post for a two-year term. She succeeds Marc Bibeau. President of OEC Overseas Express Consolidators (Canada) Inc. who will continue to serve on the Board.

A 31-year industry veteran, Ms. Letterio is the first female to be elected President of CIFFA. She has served as a Director on the Board since 2005.

Ms. Letterio played a key role in the successful integration of Danzas and  AEI in 2000 and Exel Freight Management into DHL in 2006.

"The Association is honoured to have a freight forwarder of this caliber elected as President," said Ruth Snowden, Executive Director.
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McAsphalt Marine Transportation expands fleet

 
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Bruce Bowie retiring from CSA

2012-06-28

Bruce Bowie is retiring as President of the Canadian Shipowners Association at the end of August, it was announced this week at the 76th International Joint Conference of the CSA and the Lake Carriers Association, held at Mont Tremblant, Québec. He has been defending the interests of Canadian Great Lakes carriers for six years following several decades of occupying key posts in Transport Canada.

Paying special tribute to Mr. Bowie's contribution to national marine issues and bi-national relations were Wayne Smith, Senior Vice-President, Commercial, Algoma Central Corporation, and Craig Middlebrook, Acting Administrator, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

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McAsphalt Marine Transportation expands fleet

 
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Hinchliffe of ICS sharply criticizes international regulatory approaches

2012-06-27

Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has taken to task  an ever-growing landscape of regulations that will further add to the costs of running a ship. The national shipowner associations who belong to the London-based ICS control over 80% of the world's fleet.

Speaking at the 76th Joint Conference of the Canadian Shipowners Association and the Lake Carriers Association, held at the Mont Tremblant resort 140 kms from Montreal, Mr. Hinchliffe on June 26 made a number of recommendations and also had some pointed comments on a recent statement by Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, on ways to finance the Green Fund of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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