Ports

CP opens transload facility in Montreal

Canadian Pacific has officially opened its new multi-commodity transload facility in Montreal. The new facility will offer transloading services and supplementary intermodal transportation and distribution services from CP’s Côte Saint-Luc yard, with more space available for future expansions to provide customers with access to new markets. CP will operate the facility with TYT Group, a …

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT

The Montreal Port Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Bird as Vice-President, Contrecœur. Mr. Bird brings extensive experience in the management of large-scale projects, particularly in the mining sector. Prior to joining the MPA, he worked for close to ten years at ArcelorMittal Mines Canada, managing mining operations, health and safety, energy, mine engineering and environment, mine planning and geology before serving as Chief Technology …

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Prince Rupert and Vancouver seen increasing West Coast container market share

  The major route cost disadvantages of the U.S. West Coast gateways will likely lead to further capture of intact intermodal Asian import traffic flows by Vancouver and Prince Rupert (our photo), especially as planned terminal expansions are completed at the two Canadian ports, according to a report by the Mercator consulting firm commissioned by …

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Project cargo and grain stimulate Seaway traffic  

  As ports along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continue to ride the waves of the 2020 shipping season, industry experts see better prospects for the remainder of the season thanks to a surge in project cargo and grain shipments. According to the latest figures, cargo volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway (from April 1 to …

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CP and Maersk reach agreement on expanded Vancouver transload facility

   Calgary – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping line, have reached an agreement to build and operate a world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options for customers. To be operational in 2021, the CP transload facility will be an expansion of …

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Port of Halifax employers and longshore unions extend contract

The Halifax Employers Association (HEA) and the longshore unions representing waterfront labour at the Nova Scotia port have agreed to extend their contract for a year until the end of 2021. The current collective agreement and Mid-West Cargo rebate agreement were slated to expire on December 31, 2020. “The contract extension has been ratified by …

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Halifax receives largest container vessel to call at a Canadian port 

Photo Steve Farmer The largest containerized vessel to call at a Canadian port arrived today at the Port of Halifax. The CMA CGM Brazil, 366 metres length, 51 metres beam and 15,072 TEU capacity, berthed at PSA Halifax terminal. The gigantic containership would be the tallest structure east of Toronto if standing stern to bow. The …

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Sustainable fuel is not science fiction (Forum)

Copenhagen, 20 August 2020 Nel, Everfuel and Haldor Topsøe join Ørsted, Mærsk, Copenhagen Airports, DSV Panalpina, SAS and DFDS to establish one of the world’s largest electrolyser and sustainable fuel production facilities – and apply for double-digit grant from Innovation Fund Denmark. Today, sustainable fuels are more expensive than fossil fuels. To compete with fossil …

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Québec’s big pension fund and DP World plan to invest $4.5 billion in world ports

Duke Point, Port of Nanaimo photo Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and DP World have announced they will inject an additional $4.5 billion in their joint, global portfolio of port terminals. This will raise to $8.2 billion the combined investment by the two parties since they formed their joint venture in 2016. …

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HMM Hamburg makes first call in Hamburg

With the first call of the HMM Hamburg another ship of the so-called “Megamax-24 class” headed for the port of Hamburg on September first. The HMM Hamburg is one of 12 new container ships of the South Korean liner shipping company HMM (formerly Hyundai Merchant Marine) that are being delivered since April. The mega-carrier is …

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