Ports

Montreal longshore union and port employers to resume negotiations

Longshoremen and employers at the port of Montreal  have agreed to resume negotiations tomorrow although the port workers today began a 40-hour strike at the two terminals of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) at 3 pm that is to last until Saturday at 6.59 am. The strike action by the union, CUPE Local 375, affects …

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New mega Crane arrives at PSA Halifax 

HALIFAX – Continuing with the development of the South End Container Terminal, PSA Halifax, operator of the south-end facility, has welcomed another major piece of superstructure with the arrival of a new Super-Post Panamax (SPPX) ship-to-shore container gantry crane. Able to lift cargo more than 51 metres (170 feet) from the ground and with outreach …

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Name change announced for Canadian Coast Guard vessel Edward Cornwallis

The CCGS Edward Cornwallis outside Halifax, whose controversial founder of the same name is known to have put a bounty on Mi’kmaq scalps in 1749 while he was governor of Nova Scotia. Photo: Mac Mackay DARTMOUTH, NS, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to right the wrongs …

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Longshore union launching strike against biggest Montreal container operator

By Leo Ryan, Editor The union representing more than 1,100 longshore workers at the Port of Montreal has served notice that it will strike for 40 hours starting at 3 pm on Thursday, July 2 against the two terminals of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, largest container operator at Canada’s leading east coast port. MGT’s Racine …

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Port of Montreal named Marine Industry Trusted Partner

  The Port of Montreal is proud to be the first Quebec port to be named a Marine Industry Trusted Partner. Awarded by the Ottawa-based Chamber of Marine Commerce, this recognition aims to promote best practices in this period of pandemic so as to ensure the health and safety of society as a whole. Right …

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Laurentia project cornerstone of a new centre for global maritime and logistics innovation in Québec City

06/22/2020 Québec City – The Laurentia Project will become the cornerstone of a new and dynamic global ecosystem for innovation in logistics and maritime transportation technologies with the announcement today by the Québec Port Authority of the signing of memorandums of understanding with seven major partners from the maritime, transportation and research world. The international …

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Trois-Rivières sets new cargo record of 4.2 million tonnes

  The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) announced it welcomed 260 vessels, including 25 cruise ships, and set a new cargo-handling record of 4.2 million metric tonnes of cargo in 2019.  “Once again, we owe this record-breaking year to our valued partners – our users, workers and customers. Their commitment makes the Port of Trois-Rivières a …

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More than 100 companies support the development of Laurentia project at Port of Québec

QUÉBEC, QC- More than one hundred companies have given their support to the development of Laurentia, the Port of Québec’s $775 million deep-water container terminal project, which will create a new economical supply chain for Quebec and Eastern Canadian importers and exporters, enabling them to gain efficient access to international markets in Asia and Europe, stated a press release. The …

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Support crew changeovers and keep ports/ships running urge UN entities

The world’s reliance on maritime transport makes it more important than ever to keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing, and to support ship crew changeovers, the United Nations maritime and trade entities said in a joint statement today signed by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, United Nations …

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Port of Prince Rupert volumes remain strong amidst COVID-19

May cargo volumes reveal that the Port of Prince Rupert’s performance remains strong during a challenging economic situation and illustrate that a diverse port complex is critical to ensuring resiliency, the West Coast Pacific gateway reported. Rising dry bulk activity has offset a sharp decrease in the intermodal sector. Overall, the Port of Prince Rupert’s …

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