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Hamilton port partners launch container ship service to Montreal

   HAMILTON, Ontario – Nearly 300 containers were being loaded June 11 onto the M/V Sedna Desgagnés at the Port of Hamilton, as part of a new short sea shipping service launched by Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT) in very close collaboration with Desgagnés. Bound for the Port of Montreal, this new container service was developed …

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HCT launching a Hamilton-Montreal container service

  HAMILTON, ON, – Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT), in partnership with the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports) and Desgagnés, is taking the first step in developing a container feeder service between Hamilton and Montreal. Docking at Hamilton’s Pier 14, the M/V Sedna Desgagnés is due to make the new service’s first voyage June 10. This shipment …

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New multimodal hub on Welland Canal

Thorold, ON – An innovative industrial site along the international Welland Canal invites companies to join a new complex destined to be a game-changer. The Thorold Multimodal Hub, in the heart of Niagara, Canada, is offering more than 500,000 square feet of available indoor warehouse and 200-acre outdoor storage and material handling space, providing flexible solutions that …

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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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Seaway grain shipments continue sharp gains

Port of Thunder Bay The global pandemic continued to impact cargo volume in certain commodities on the St. Lawrence Seaway, but Canadian grain shipments continued to show impressive gains, topping 6.2 million tonnes in the April 1 to end September commercial navigation period. This represented a 20% increase from a year earlier. Overall shipments through …

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CSL’s MV Thunder Bay Crew Assists in Rescue Operation near Hamilton

(photo CSL)   At approximately 0200 on July 15, Captain David Ingram of MVThunder Bay reported a distress call made as he departed the Port of Hamilton. Three individuals on a small inflatable floating object were drifting within the port limits.   Captain Ingram flashed the deck lights and located the floating object and the individuals …

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COVID-19 provokes mixed results for Canadian Great Lakes-Seaway Ports

Tonnage reports from Canadian ports for the first five weeks of the Great Lakes-Seaway shipping season are mixed, reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.   “The shipping industry is starting to notice changes in demand for certain commodities,” says Bruce Burrows, President and CEO of the Chamber of Marine Commerce. “We continue to see an …

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Cargo at merged ports of Hamilton and Oshawa exceeds 10.5 million tonnes

Hamilton and Oshawa, ON – Cargo volumes exceeded 10.5 million metric tonnes (MT) at the newly-amalgamated ports of Hamilton and Oshawa in 2019. The Port of Hamilton saw cargo volumes totalling just over 10 million MT, comprised of steelmaking commodities, grain, fertilizer, aggregates, road fuel and others. The Port of Oshawa’s cargo totals reached 575,000 …

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