Ports

CMA CGM to break record for biggest vessel to visit Canada and U.S. East Coast

  The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, announced today that it will break its own record next week for the largest vessel to ever visit the U.S. East Coast and Canada. The 16,022-TEU CMA CGM Marco Polo will first set the Canadian record with a stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia …

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Antwerp to lead new green ports consortium as ‘Lighthouse port’

  The PIONEERS (PORTable Innovation Open Network for Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Solutions) consortium features 46 partners led by the Port of Antwerp and will showcase solutions designed to cut GHG emissions in ports, including fuels, terminal operations and the storage and use of energy. The consortium represents leading ports, terminal and transport operators, forwarders, …

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Port of Montreal and India’s Adani Group renew cooperation agreement

  The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and the Adani Group have renewed their cooperation agreement for a period of five years. This new agreement continues the joint work begun in 2018 with the signing of the first agreement between the two port authorities: a collaboration focused on business development, marketing, information sharing on marine operations, new …

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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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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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Port of Montreal’s Tony Boemi leaves big legacy

  By Leo Ryan, Editor On the last Day of April, a key architect of the success and growth of the Port of Montreal in recent years moved officially into retirement from his position as Vice-President, Growth and Development. What a significant legacy Tony Boemi has left! Coincidentally enough, his departure after 13 years with …

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The Port of Montreal mobilized for recovery in 2021

  The Port of Montreal is mobilized for recovery amidst operational continuity following the federal government’s passing of legislation forcing  1,150 striking dockers back to work. This was a central message that emerged this morning from the annual meeting in virtual format of the Montreal Port Authority at which Martin Imbleau, President and Chief Executive …

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Port of Montreal re-opening after Ottawa passes legislation

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Operations  began gradually returning to normal  today at the Port of Montreal after the Senate late Friday followed the lead of the House of Commons by passing legislation forcing some 1,150 striking dockers back to work. Canada’s second largest port has become heavily congested due to the week-long strike and …

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Hapag-Lloyd begins regular Mediterranean service to Saint John in May

  Saint John (NB) –  An agreement announced by Canadian Pacific and Hapag Lloyd in late 2020 is now firmly in place via a notice to customers made Wednesday about the startup of a weekly container service on rotation from the Mediterranean to Saint John, New Brunswick.  The first vessel of the new regular service, the Liverpool …

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