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Green Marine and Transport Canada sign memorandum of cooperation

2012-04-30

Transport Canada and Green Marine have signed a memorandum of cooperation to strengthen environmental protection and performance in the shipping sector. The agreement was announced in late April to members of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council at the latter's annual meeting.

"Transport Canada's support will play a key role in expanding the program's scope in terms of both content and industry participation," said Raymond Johnston, chair of Green Marine's board of directors.

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CN announces CSX interchange in Chicago

2012-04-05

Canadian National Railway has announced a new interchange service with CSX over Chicago. The service gives container imports moving over the CN network from the ports of Prince Rupert and Port Metro Vancouver more efficient access to such key Ohio valley markets as Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati as well as to Louisville, Kentucky.

"Together, our interchange agreements with CSX and Norfolk Southern Corporation for container traffic moving over the Chicago gateway to northeast U.S. markets underscore CN's commitment to improving the efficiency of its customers' supply chains, with the goal of making them more competitive in their end markets," said Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer.

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MSC announces upcoming calls at Port of Saint John

2012-04-02

Mediterranean Shipping Company has announced it will begin making calls in early May to the Port of Saint John. The service will be the first by a global container carrier to serve the New Brunswick port in more than 25 years.

MSC's present Southbound Service consists of calls at the Port of Montreal connecting with the two transshipment hubs of Freeport, Bahamas and Caucedo, Dominican Republic. Saint John will be integrated into the port rotation.

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The Port of Montreal receives four more Awards of Excellence for its cruise operations

Le port de Montréal reçoit quatre autres prix d'excellence pour ses activités de croisière

2012-03-29

On March 21, for the fourth consecutive year, the Port of Montreal's cruise operations were singled out by the prestigious magazine Cruise Insight. For the first time, the Port received the Most Responsive Port award, which recognizes ports that respond the fastest and most efficiently to requests from cruise shipping lines.

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Le NGCC Amundsen en vedette sur la nouvelle coupure de 50 dollars

2012-03-26

Québec (Québec) - Le gouverneur de la Banque du Canada, M. Mark Carney, a visité les installations portuaires de la Garde côtière canadienne (GCC) à Québec, où il a annoncé la mise en circulation aujourd'hui de la nouvelle coupure de 50 dollars en polymère.

Accompagné de Mme Shelly Glover, secrétaire parlementaire du ministre des Finances, de M. Marc Grégoire, commissaire de la Garde côtière canadienne, et de M. Louis Fortier, directeur scientifique du réseau ArcticNet, M. Carney a évoqué dans son allocution les missions scientifiques du brise-glace de recherche arctique, le NGCC Amundsen. Basé à Québec, l'Amundsen figure au verso du nouveau billet en compagnie d'une série d'illustrations évoquant l'attachement du Canada à la recherche dans l'Arctique ainsi qu'au développement et à la protection des collectivités nordiques.

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