Great Lakes

CP unveils comprehensive climate strategy

  CALGARY, AB – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited  today published its first comprehensive Climate Strategy, charting a path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt CP operations to the physical risks of climate change and further position CP as a leader in the transportation sector’s transition to a low-carbon future. “CP’s Climate Strategy is ambitious, which we feel appropriately reflects the urgency …

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Cruise the Great Lakes coalition welcomes Nov. 1 re-opening of cruise operations

  Leaders of Cruise the Great Lakes, a coalition of states and provinces, cruise lines, ports, convention and visitor bureaus, and other stakeholders, have welcomed the Canadian federal government’s recent announcement that cruise ships may enter Canadian ports effective Nov. 1 following a prolonged no-sail ban due to COVID-19. In recent years, the Great Lakes …

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Grain surge eases at Port of Thunder Bay

  The June cargo tally at the Port of Thunder Bay is indicating a return to normal after a year of remarkable grain volumes. Year-to-date grain shipments remain above average, but well behind last year’s peak volumes at 2.7 million tonnes versus 3.3 million tonnes The record Prairie grain stock from 2020 has been substantially …

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Hamilton port partners launch container ship service to Montreal

   HAMILTON, Ontario – Nearly 300 containers were being loaded June 11 onto the M/V Sedna Desgagnés at the Port of Hamilton, as part of a new short sea shipping service launched by Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT) in very close collaboration with Desgagnés. Bound for the Port of Montreal, this new container service was developed …

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Economic recovery drives increase in Great Lakes-Seaway cargo shipments

  Canadian Great Lakes ports and the St. Lawrence Seaway are reporting an uptick in cargo shipments this season, a reflection of the economic upturn in North America. St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes from March 22 through April 30 totaled 4 million metric tonnes, up 3.7 per cent from the same time period in 2020. …

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New corporate seal for re-named U.S. Seaway agency

  WASHINGTON – Today, the recently renamed Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS or Corporation) announced that a new corporate seal has been approved to replace the former Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) seal. The SLSDC was renamed the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation by Congress as part of the …

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Grain fuels solid season start for Thunder Bay

  The Port of Thunder Bay’s 2021 shipping season is off to a solid start.  Cargo shipments from the beginning of the season to April 30 were 20% higher than the 5-year average.  The 1.27 million metric tonne cargo tally is down 9% from the same period in 2020.  The season opened March 26, and …

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Fednav “saltie” first to arrive at Port of Toronto

  PortsToronto Manager of Harbour Operations Michael Riehl “crowns” Captain Sumit Kumar of the MV Federal Hudson during the Port of Toronto’s 160th annual Beaver Hat Ceremony. Toronto – In a sure sign that spring is here, earlier this morning, PortsToronto “crowned” Captain Sumit Kumar of the MV Federal Hudson with an antique silk and beaver top …

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Federal Cedar opens ocean-going shipping at Thunder Bay

  The Marshall Islands-registered M.V. Federal Cedar became the first ocean-going “Salty” vessel to enter the Port of Thunder Bay during the 2021 navigation season. The vessel berthed at the Richardson International Main Elevator Sunday morning, April 4, marking the earliest opening to saltwater vessel traffic at the Port in 5 years. The vessel is …

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Algoma Central Corporation takes delivery of the Captain Henry Jackman

  St. Catharines, Ontario — Algoma Central Corporation, a leading supplier of marine transportation services, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Captain Henry Jackman, the fifth Equinox Class gearless dry-bulk carrier and the tenth Equinox Class vessel to join the fleet. The ship is expected to begin her voyage to Canada from …

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