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Strahl backs waiver of 25% vessel import duty

2010-09-15

Chuck Strahl, the recently appointed new federal Minister of Transport, has strongly endorsed a proposed elimination of a 25% duty on imported cargo vessels that Canadian shipping operators have long been seeking.

Referring to the proposal announced last October by the federal Department of Finance and detailed in the official Canada Gazette, Mr. Strahl declared that the proposed waiver of the duty "has my full support and the support of Transport Canada."

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Lloyd's Register wins award in China

2010-09-13

Lloyd's Register has won a prestigious British government award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to UK-China relations.

The "British Company of the Year" award was presented to Lloyd's Register at a gala dinner hosted by His Royal Highness The Duke of York on September 7 in Shanghai. More than three dozen other British enterprises had presented their candidatures for an award focused on demonstrating strong commitment to developing a sustainable business partnership between the UK and China.

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Terence Bowles to succeed Richard Corfe

2010-09-07

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation announced on September 2 the appointment of Terence Bowles, former President and CEO of the Iron Ore Company of Canada, as the successor to Richard Corfe as President and CEO of the Seaway corporation, effective November 1, 2010. Mr. Corfe had been at the helm of the SLSMC since 2003.

"We are very pleased to have someone with Terry Bowles' experience and background to succeed Dick Corfe," said Ian MacGregor, who recently assumed the position of Chair of the SLSMC Board, replacing Guy Véronneau.

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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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