containerships

Asian ports dominate global Container Port Performance Index

  Asian container ports are the most efficient in the world, dominating the Top 50 spots according to the new global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) launched by the World Bank and IHS Markit. The report scored ports against different metrics, making the efficiency ranking comparable around the globe by assessing and standardizing for different …

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Montreal docker union reacts angrily to Ottawa back-to-work legislation

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The union representing 1,150 striking Port of Montreal dockers today vented its anger after the House of Commons approved back-to-work legislation overnight. Bill C-29 will now go before the Senate Friday, where it is likely also to be passed, and potentially go into force Saturday. Subsequently, an appointed mediator-arbitrator would …

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MSC poised to overtake Maersk as world’s largest container carrier

  Taking into account new orders and strong involvement in second-hand vessels, MSC is on track to soon overtake Maersk as the world’s biggest container line, according to maritime analyst Alphaliner. “Irrespective of past developments and fleet growth, the carriers’ opposing stance on container vessel newbuilding is expected to see MSC overtake its Danish competitor …

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Ottawa tables bill to force striking Montreal dockers back to work

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The federal government today tabled a bill to end the unlimited strike launched yesterday by dockers at the Port of Montreal, Canada’s second largest port that has seen cargo and vessels diverted amidst the mounting uncertainty provoked by a prolonged waterfront conflict. Such back-to-work legislation would impose arbitration with stiff …

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Montreal dockers on picket lines ahead of possible Ottawa intervention

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Some 1,150 Montreal dockers today began an “indefinite” strike that shut down almost all operations at Canada’s second largest port as the longest labour conflict in its modern history showed no signs of abating. But the work stoppage could be short-lived after the federal government on Sunday announced plans to …

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Ottawa announces it will intervene in any new Montreal docker strike

  Last summer’s docker strikes cost Canadian businesses an estimated $600 million in lost sales. By Leo Ryan, Editor With an unprecedented, prolonged waterfront conflict entering another crisis point, the federal government today (Sunday) served notice it is prepared to rush through legislation should the Port of Montreal’s 1,150 dockers proceed with a planned unlimited …

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Port of Montreal reacts to notice of unlimited general strike by longshoremen

  Montreal – The dockworkers’ union CUPE Local 375 having sent a notice of an unlimited general strike effective Monday to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) deplores a situation that will seriously and tangibly impact the local population and SMEs due to a total shutdown of port operations for an …

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Montreal longshore union gives general strike notice for Monday

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The prolonged Port of Montreal waterfront conflict hit a new flash point today with the union representing 1,150 dockers announcing an “indefinite” general strike starting Monday at 7 am. But at the same time, the union said the work stoppage could be avoided if the maritime employers dropped their pressure …

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BAR Technologies and Yara Marine partner to bring WindWings to global shipping market

  BAR Technologies (BARTech), an innovative simulation-driven marine engineering consultancy, has entered into a partnership agreement with Yara Marine Technologies (Yara), front-runner in the development and implementation of emission-reduction technologies in the maritime sector. The product will now be known as the BARTech WindWings by Yara Marine Technologies (WindWings). Yara Marine will offer WindWings in …

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Massport invests $850M to enhance Boston container terminal

  BOSTON – The multi-year effort by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to modernize and expand Conley Container Terminal marks a major milestone – three new low-profile Neo-Panamax cranes have begun their journey to Boston on a ship from Shanghai, China.  The cranes will arrive at Conley Terminal this summer and will be operational this …

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