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Port of Québec
sets new tonnage record

2012-01-18

The Port of Québec nnounced that it set a new cargo record of nearly 29 million tonnes in 2011, largest throughput among all ports on the St. Lawrence River. It represents an increase of about 18% over 2010.

"It's an exceptional performance for the Port of Québec," commented Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Quebec Port Authority, on Jan. 17.

He pointed that "no less than four terminals situated on the APQ territory posted a record year" - Arrimage du St. Laurent, IMTT-Québec, Béton Provincial and Ultramar.

On the other hand, the cruise season marked a decline of 20% from the previous record 2010 year, with some 83,000 passengers visiting the city in 2011 versus 102,000.  (Photo: APQ)

 
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Official responses to FMC 'cargo diversion'
inquiry highly negative

2012-01-17

The Federal Maritime Commission in Washington has received largely sharply critical comments on its inquiry into U.S.-bound containerized cargo moving through Canadian and Mexican seaports from a wide range of interests, including Canadian National Railway, the Ottawa authorities, the World Shipping Council, Canada's main container ports, and the Shipping Federation of Canada.

The overall message: U.S. importers of Asian goods do not choose Canadian ports simply to avoid paying the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT). In addition, Canadian cargo screening measures are equivalent, and in some cases, superior to those in the United States.

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Sylvie Vachon announces Port of Montreal record

Sylvie Vachon dévoile un record pour le Port de Montréal

2012-01-03

Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority, announced that the Port of Montreal posted a record volume of cargo in 2011, with preliminary data showing a 9% increase to over 28 million tonnes. Containerized cargo rose by 4% from 2010.

The 2011 throughput exceeded  the previous record set in 2008, prior to the 2009 recession.

Ms. Vachon announced the record at the Gold-Headed Cane ceremony on Jan. 3, at which Capt. Fuerstenberg, Master of the German oil tanker Seasprat, received the award for the first ocean-going vessel to enter the Port of Montreal in the New Year.

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Seaway extends toll freeze

2011-12-28

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation has announced there will be no toll increase in 2012. The decision to extend the toll freeze is aimed at reinforcing the waterway's market development initiatives following an approximate tonnage increase of 1% in 2011.

"We are striving to reduce system costs and to bring more cargo into the system," said SLSMC President Terence Bowles.


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Canadian ports applaud border action plan

2011-12-09

The Association of Canadian Port Authorities has welcomed the Dec. 7 action plan by Canada and the United States to facilitate cross-border trade and to increase cooperation on security.

The agreement includes pilot projects on pre-screening cargo which are expected to start next September at the ports of Prince Rupert and Montreal. Both ports handle a significant volume of U.S.-bound goods.

The pilot projects fall within the framework of an integrated security strategy to pre-screen cargo away from the borders at the first port of entry under what amounts to an "inspected once, cleared twice" policy for moving goods between the two countries.

ACPA applauded an agreement that enhances the long-standing relationship with Canada's biggest trading partner, the United States.

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