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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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Vancouver container traffic rebounding

Vancouver, forte reprise du trafic de conteneurs

2010-04-19

Emulating its U.S. competitors on North America's west coast, Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) is showing a strong recovery in box volumes, with throughput up by 7% in Q1 2010 over a year-earlier as Asian trade gathers momentum.

The first quarter numbers were also a marked improvement over 2009 container performance as a whole, when PMV's annual box business dropped by 14% from 2008 to 2.15 million TEUs from 2.5 million TEUs.

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Maersk economist underlines Asia role in world maritime outlook

2010-04-09
The post-recession global shipping trend is characterized by an ever-expanding concentration on Asia trade, according to Graham Slack, Chief Economist of AP Moeller Maersk, the world's biggest shipping enterprise.

With economic recovery on a fragile, slow-growth path, notably in the United States and Europe, in what he called 'a new normal' environment, Mr. Slack underlined the role of China-led Asian economies as major drivers of world trade.

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