Ports

Port of Montreal participating in collective effort to vaccinate seafarers

  The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) team is pleased to participate in the collective effort to make it easier for seafarers of all nationalities who call at the Port of Montreal to be vaccinated, an initiative led by the Mariners’ House of Montreal and the National Seafarers’ Welfare Board. In recent weeks, more than 100 …

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Port of Montreal hails arrival of biggest container ship to sail St. Lawrence River

  The Port of Montreal is in a class of its own with the arrival of the MSC Melissa. Docked at the Viau Terminal before heading back to Europe, the 6,730 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ship measuring 303.89 metres long and 40 metres wide is the largest container ship to sail the St. Lawrence …

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The Port of Montreal’s Contrecœur expansion enters a new phase 

  MONTREAL – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is entering a new phase in achieving its Contrecœur expansion as it prepares to launch a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM) procurement process that will be open to national and international industry players. “Factoring in our timeline, we are proceeding with the development and implementation of the Contrecœur container terminal through …

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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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ArcelorMittal celebrates 60 years of its seaport in Port-Cartier (in French)

  PORT-CARTIER, QC, – ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada (« ArcelorMittal ») a tenu à souligner le 60e anniversaire de la toute première expédition de minerai de fer au départ du port de mer de Port-Cartier. En juillet 1961, un tout premier navire quittait Port-Cartier avec la cargaison inaugurale alors que la construction de ce qui allait devenir le …

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Ottawa gives final thumbs down to Laurentia container project

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Canada’s federal government has delivered a clear rejection of the Port of Québec‘s ambition to launch a second container gateway on the St. Lawrence River complementing Montreal, affirming that the Laurentia project does not meet the standards of economic development that fully respect the environment. This decision Tuesday by the …

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ACPA wants Transport Canada to rescind cruise ban by December 31

  The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) has urged the federal government to rescind the existing interim cruise ban until Feb. 22,2022 by December 31, 2021, in light of strong progress in COVID-19 vaccinations and of recent initiatives taken by the United States to bypass the Canadian market.  In a letter addressed to Transport …

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Hutchison concludes deal with Maritime Union of Australia

  After three years of negotiations, the Maritime Union of Australia has reached a ground-breaking workplace agreement with the world’s largest stevedoring company, setting a new industry standard at container terminals in Sydney and Brisbane. Workers will receive five 2.5 per cent wage increases over the four year agreement once certified by the Fair Work …

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