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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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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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Termont Montreal places order with Liebherr for STS and RMG cranes

Killarney, Ireland – Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. Announced it continues its recent success in Canada with an order for one ship to shore (STS) container crane and one rail mounted gantry (RMG) crane for Termont Montreal Inc. The new STS and RMG cranes will operate at Termont’s Viau Terminal. The terminal opened in 2016 and …

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Montreal Port Authority and CargoM obtain funding for AI-based tool enabling rapid essential cargo distribution

Faced with the urgency posed by the COVID-19 crisis, Scale AI, the artificial intelligence (AI) Canadian supercluster, recently launched a call for projects to find ideas and solutions that can help Canada meet this challenge by leveraging technology and AI. And the community was not lacking in ideas, with more than 120 projects submitted in just three …

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Sylvie Vachon postpones retirement from helm of Port of Montreal

Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authorityfor 11 years, today announced she is postponing her retirement till the end of this year due to the many current challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Today, as a sixth week in COVID-19 mode draws to a close, I think we can be proud of …

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Canadian container ports facing worst Covid-19 impact in May

By Leo Ryan, Editor While arguably fully operational amid the Covid-19 health crisis, Canada’s leading container ports are gearing up for big cargo declines in April, with the heaviest impact to date of the pandemic expected to strike in May. In an interview, Tony Boemi, Vice-President of Growth and Development for the Port of Montreal, disclosed …

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Port of Montreal appoints Diego Labelle as Director Port Logistics

A geographer by training, Mr. Labelle held a number of management positions at Canadian National (CN) before joining the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). He brings over 20 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams in the departments of risk management, intermodal operations and innovation. He was also employed by Aqua-Jet Cargo as an international transportation consultant. …

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Port of Montreal cargo activity at full capacity

Freight transport operations are running at full capacity, the Port of Montreal reported today.” No cancellations have occurred, and rail transport continues as scheduled. Road transport and terminal operations are ongoing. We will continue to follow Transport Canada guidelines and monitor the impact of COVID-19 on Port operations.” The MPA is closely following the directives of federal …

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