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New investment in Montreal box terminal

Nouveaux investissements dans le conteneur à Montréal

2010-06-09

Canada's federal government has announced it will fund half of the $10 million cost of maximizing capacity of the Cast container terminal  at the Port of Montreal. The Montreal Port Authority will cover the remaining costs. "With this third Infrastructure Stimulus Fund investment in the Port of Montreal, we are investing in the economic futures of Montreal, Quebec (province) and Canada," said Denis Lebel, Minister of State for the Economic Development Agency of Canada.

In the past year, the federal government has allocated $14 million in various projects at the Port of Montreal.

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CSL and ECOSPEC forge alliance

CSL et ECOSPEC forgent une alliance

2010-06-02

Canada Steamship Lines has signed a letter of intent with Singapore-based ECOSPEC Marine Technology to develop and install revolutionary CSNOx technology within the Great Lakes fleet.

A joint press release on June 2 evoked CSL's "continuing bid to advance its industry-leading position in environmental stewardship."

The partnership annoncement was made by CSL President Gerry Carter at  Green Marine's Green Tech for Shipping 2010 conference recently held in Montreal.

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Masson resigns from SODES

Masson démissionne de la SODES

2010-05-28

Robert Masson, President of the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council since August 2008, has announced his resignation, effective June 4, to join the Chicago-based Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and assume the newly-created post of Manager of Government Relations and Communications for Quebec.

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Griffin named Port Metro Vancouver planning and development director

2010-05-27

Canada's largest port has appointed Mark Griffin as director of planning and development.

He is responsible for the implementation of project agreements with government and commercial partners, ensuring that Port Metro Vancouver takes an integrated approach to port planning, development, and supply chain activities in connection with landside transportation systems.

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Low water affects Seaway draft limits

Les basses eaux affectent les tirants d'eau sur la Voie maritime

2010-05-27

Shipping lines trading in the Montreal-Lake Ontario section of the St. Lawrence Seaway have been advised, as of May 7, to take into account an adjustment of the maximum permissible draft due to the abnormally low water levels following a mild winter and hardly any rain in the spring. While the maximum permissible draft of 26 feet, 6 inches does not presently affect inland vessels greater than 185 metres in length (largest Seaway-size), vessels under 185 metres long must operate within a maximum draft of 26 feet, 3 inches, or three inches lower.

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