Ports

Thunder Bay projects strong finish to active shipping season

  Entering the final six weeks of the navigation season, shipping activity remains strong in the Port of Thunder Bay. Monthly shipments were again above average in November, with more than 1.0 million metric tonnes of grain loaded at Thunder Bay elevators. Increased demand for Canadian grain in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa has …

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Cooperation accord between ports of Montreal and Trois-Rivières

Photo: Montreal Port Authority As part of the Cooperation Agreement signed at the end of 2018 aimed at improving their respective and/or common port services, the port authorities of Montreal and Trois-Rivières are pleased to announce the rollout of three projects that will improve the marine operations of both ports: the implementation of a common …

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Hapag-Lloyd to begin regular service to Saint John in 2021

Canadian Pacific  and Hapag-Lloyd  announced today they have extended their long-term rail service agreement to the end of 2025. Additionally, after successful calls to the Port of Saint John, N.B., this summer, Hapag-Lloyd will begin regular service via CP and this key Atlantic Canada port starting in 2021. “It’s a special day when we get to announce the …

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Patrick Bohan of Port of Halifax wins CITT award

TORONTO – Patrick Bohan, Director of Business Development at the Port of Halifax, has been declared the recipient of this year’s Award of Excellence from the CITT, Canada’s supply chain logistics non-profit-organization, in recognition of an outstanding career and contribution to the CITT. “Mr. Bohan is a most deserving recipient, said Pina Melchionna, CITT’s president and …

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GCT Vanterm receives two large new cranes

Vancouver, BC – GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. accepted the delivery of two modern 14,000 TEU capable ship-to-shore cranes at GCT Vanterm in Burrard Inlet in the Vancouver Harbour. After travelling roughly 9,200 km or 5,000 nautical miles from Shanghai, the two cranes passed safely under the Lions Gate Bridge earlier this week and arrived at …

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Martin Imbleau named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority

  MONTREAL – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) proudly announced today the appointment of Martin Imbleau to the position of President and CEO. In senior management positions for some fifteen years and having developed extensive experience in strategy, operations, business development and managing major infrastructure projects, he will succeed Sylvie Vachon. Ms. Vachon is retiring on December …

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Port of Québec rebuffs negative federal environmental agency report on Laurentia project

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The Port of Québec has challenged certain major issues raised last week in a federal agency report which concluded that the planned Laurentia container terminal project in its present form  “is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.” In its draft report, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada affirmed that …

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Draft report sees Port of Montreal Contrecoeur project as potentially triggering only moderate environmental effects 

By Leo Ryan, Editor The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, in its long-awaited draft report, has concluded that the Port of Montreal’s Contrecoeur container terminal project “is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, taking into account the implementation of key mitigation measures.” The Agency also concludes in its report released on November 18 …

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Seaway volume gaining traction

  As the 2020 shipping season heads into the final months of the year, cargo shipments on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway made some gains in October as grain continues to hold strong in an otherwise rocky year. Overall Seaway cargo shipments (from April 1 to October 31) reached nearly 27.7 million tonnes, down 7.9 …

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LNG becoming increasingly popular in the shipping sector

  Rotterdam – early Thursday, Total’s bunker vessel Gas Agility started bunkering the container ship CMA CGM Jacques Saade with 18,000 m³ of LNG (liquefied natural gas). The operation took around 16 hours to complete. Gas Agility, the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, was built especially to supply ULCVs (Ultra Large Container Vessels) like Jacques Saade with LNG …

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