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Prince Rupert posts strong Q1 growth

Forte croissance au premier trimestre à Prince Rupert

2010-05-10

The Port of Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia announced a significant growth in total cargo and container throughput during Q1 2010. Total traffic increased by nearly 73% to 4.1 million tonnes compared with 2.4 million tonnes in the first three months of 2009.

A 108.9% surge in export traffic enabled the Fairview Container Terminal to post an overall 87.3% increase to 76,850 TEUs versus the year-earlier 41,042 TEUs.

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Fednav view of Northwest Passage future

Vision de Fednav sur l'avenir du passage du Nord-Ouest

2010-05-07

Tim Keane, Manager of Operations for the Canarctic Shipping division of Fednav Ltd., says the experienced Arctic carrier has strong reservations over forecasts portraying the opening of the whole Northwest Passage (NWP) to commercial shipping as "inevitable."

"We remain unconvinced - despite the reality of climate change, ice conditions remain wildly unpredictable," Mr. Keane told a polar shipping conference held in Montreal on May 5-6.

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Great Lakes Feeder Lines adds second ship

Great Lakes Feeder Lines ajoute un second navire

2010-05-06

Great Lakes Feeder Lines, based in Burlington, Ontario and with offices in Montreal, Quebec City and Erie, Pennsylvania, recently took delivery of its second multi-purpose vessel, the MV Arctic Sea, in Malta. The ship is scheduled to deliver a cargo of perlite from Greece at Gros Cacouna on the St. Lawrence River on May 17, Aldert van Nieuwcoop, told Maritime Magazine. "Due to the prolonged uncertainty over the government removal of the 25% duty on imported vessels, we have decided to sail the vessel under the Barbados flag."

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Maersk launching Halifax call for containerised shellfish

Maersk lance un service conteneurisé de crustacés pour Halifax

2010-05-06

Maersk Line has combined forces with Denmark-based Aqualife, a market leader in the ocean transport of live shellfish, to launch a Halifax-Rotterdam container corridor starting with the ETA of the Maersk Palermo on May 18 under a new transatlantic (TA4) service rotation. There will be a weekly call at Halifax.

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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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