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Accord for shorter Quebec-Toronto transit times

2010-09-01

The Port of Quebec, IMTT and CN announced in August a service arrangement that will reduce transit times to Toronto by 30%.

The transit times for shipments destined for Toronto are reduced from 53 hours to 38 hours as a result of the port and IMTT (International Matex Tank Terminals) agreeing to more consistent release times and of CN adjusting schedules to expedite the flow of traffic over its network between Quebec City and Toronto.

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Halifax pursues container recovery
2010-08-24
Containerized cargo traffic continues to advance at Halifax, with the second quarter numbers climbing 28.4% over the same period in 2009 and the total first half 2010 throughput surging 34.4% to 205,178 TEUs.
"Both containerized imports and exports rose substantially compared to last year, consistent with other North American ports," commented the Halifax Port Authority.
Import box cargo in the second quarter amounted to 49,007 TEUs while export box cargo was 56,721 TEUs.
The port authority attributed the improved performance to new vessel strings and services introduced in the past year.

Meanwhile, on July 21, the MOL Paramount docked at Halifax as part of the SVE new all-water service from major Asian ports to Halifax and US east coast ports via the Suez Canal. With a nominal capacity of 6,350 TEUs, the MOL Paramount was the largest containership to call at the Halifax and the South End Container Terminal operated by HaltermHalifax pursues container recovery

 

Containerized cargo traffic continues to advance at Halifax, with the second quarter numbers climbing 28.4% over the same period in 2009 and the total first half 2010 throughput surging 34.4% to 205,178 TEUs.

 

"Both containerized imports and exports rose substantially compared to last year, consistent with other North American ports," commented the Halifax Port Authority.

 

Import box cargo in the second quarter amounted to 49,007 TEUs while export box cargo was 56,721 TEUs.

 

The port authority attributed the improved performance to new vessel strings and services introduced in the past year.

 

Meanwhile, on July 21, the MOL Paramount docked at Halifax as part of the SVE new all-water service from major Asian ports to Halifax and US east coast ports via the Suez Canal. With a nominal capacity of 6,350 TEUs, the MOL Paramount was the largest containership to call at the Halifax and the South End Container Terminal operated by Halterm.

Halifax pursues container recovery

2010-08-24

Containerized cargo traffic continues to advance at Halifax, with the second quarter numbers climbing 28.4% over the same period in 2009 and the total first half 2010 throughput surging 34.4% to 205,178 TEUs.

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Seaway shipments up 17%

2010-08-24

Cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway continue to be buoyed by demand for iron ore and steel slabs with an overall increase of 16.6 per cent year-to-date compared to the same period last year. The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that ships carried 14.8 million tonnes of cargo from March 25 to July 31 - an increase of over 2 million tonnes compared to the year-earlier 12.7 million tonnes.

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Nicole Trépanier takes SODES helm

Nicole Trépanier prend les rênes de la SODES

2010-24-08

Pierre Préfontaine, chair of the St Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES), announced on August 23 the appointment, effectively immediately, of Nicole Trépanier as President of the organization. She succeeds Robert Masson, who recently resigned.

Well known in the maritime industry, Ms. Trépanier was Executive Director of the St. Lawrence Shipoperators between 1998 and 2009.

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Big CSL order at Chinese shipyard

2010-08-11

The CSL Group has placed an order for five self-unloading bulk carriers with an option for another five with China's Chengxi shipyard in a contract worth about $500 million. They are destined for international and possibly domestic maritime trades.

"Five of the vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2012," CSL President Gerry Carter told Maritime Magazine. "We would like two of the ships to be deployed in the Great Lakes trades, but this depends on the federal government finally carrying through its proposal of last fall to eliminate a 25% duty on imported vessels. Unfortunately, Ottawa is still procrastinating on this issue."

 

"Five of the vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2012," CSL President Gerry Carter told Maritime Magazine. "We would like two of the ships to be deployed in the Great Lakes trades, but this depends on the federal government finally carrying through its proposal of last fall to eliminate a 25% duty on imported vessels. Unfortunately, Ottawa is still procrastinating on this issue.""Five of the vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2012," CSL President Gerry Carter told Maritime Magazine. "We would like two of the ships to be deployed in the Great Lakes trades, but this depends on the federal government finally carrying through its proposal of last fall to eliminate a 25% duty on imported vessels. Unfortunately, Ottawa is still procrastinating on this issue."McAsphalt Marine Transportation expands fleet

 
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