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Davie Yards gets court green light
on restructuring

2010-11-03

Davie Yards of Levis, Québec has announced that it has obtained an order from the Québec Superior Court extending the stay of proceedings ordered by the Court to Jan, 21, 2011, the whole pursuant to the Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).

The court also granted Davie an extension of the exemption to hold a shareholders' meeting until March 31, 2011.

The shipyard said the Court's decision will allow Davie to pursue discussions with potential investors and to continue its efforts to qualify for the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) - a $40 billion programme unveiled last June for renewing the Canadian Navy and Coast Guard fleets.

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Musée maritime du Québec inaugurates new installations

Inauguration de nouvelles installations au Musée maritime du Québec

2010-11-01

Located at L'Islet on the St. Lawrence River, the Musée maritime du Québec on Oct. 29 inaugurated its new installations arising from a significant expansion of the existing infrastructure to carry out museum operations and to improve the accommodation of visitors.

This has followed the addition of a new pavilion connecting the previously-separated existing buildings through a mezzanine depicting a naval architecture style.

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Halifax wraps up banner cruise season

2010-11-01

The Port of Halifax has concluded another successful cruise season, welcoming 260,000 passengers who came aboard 127 vessels.

Last cruise vessel to call at the Nova Scotia port was the Queen Mary 2 on Oct. 30 (per photo).

Destination Halifax estimates that 8% of all tourists visiting Halifax. The economic impact is estimated at $50 million from passengers, crew and cruise lines.

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Quebec Stevedoring and CN partners
in Chicago multi-modal facility

Arrimage Québec s'associe au CN à Chicago

2010-11-01

Canadian National Railway and a division of Quebec Stevedoring Company Limited (QSL) have announced the construction of a new multi-modal steel transloading facility that will be located in the Port of Chicago. The agreement between CN and North America Stevedoring Company (NASCO) was announced on November 1.

Slated to open as early as January 2011, the facility will be situated on 190 acres of land adjacent to CN's Kirk Yard and Interstate highway 90, about 20 km  south of downtown Chicago.

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Giant cruise ship begins service

2010-10-29

Sister ship of the biggest cruise vessel ever built, the Allure of the Seas, set sail in late October on its maiden voyage to its homeport, Fort Lauderdale.

Built by STX yards in Turku, Finland, the 225,000-ton ship owned by Royal Caribbean is 361 metres long and 66 metres wide. There are 2,700 cabins that can accommodate 6,360 passengers.

To pass under the Danish bridge Storebaelt, one of the largest suspension bridges in the world, the vessel can navigate by retracting by seven metres its specially-designed stacks. (Photo: STX Europe)

 
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