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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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Montreal port activity returning to normal

A week after the announcement of the August 20 truce agreement between the longshore workers’ union CUPE Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), the Montreal Port Authority  said it is very pleased to see activities resume on its docks. Within three to four weeks, we expect the backlog from the work stoppage to …

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New collective agreement ratified between Montreal port checkers and maritime employers

By Leo Ryan, Editor Members of the union representing some 175 checkers at the Port of Montreal have approved by a large majority a new collective agreement with the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), it was announced. The MEA said, “Over 87% of the Port of Montreal checkers voted in favour of the agreement in principle …

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Striking Montreal dockers and maritime employers conclude truce

Michel Murray from the CUPE 375 and Martin Tessier of the MEA exhibit signs of relief (Photo MEA)   By Leo Ryan, Editor Normal operations at the Port of Montreal are to resume early Sunday after the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) and the union representing 1,125 dockers today announced an agreement in principle for a 7-month truce during …

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MEA pledges not to use replacement workers for COVID-related cargo

The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) has announced it will not resort to using replacement workers for handling some 477 containers currently identified as COVID-related from the Port of Montreal in midst of a docker strike that has entered its 11th day. In a statement, the MEA said that an agreement was made with the longshore …

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Striking Montreal dockers moving Covid-related cargo

By Leo Ryan, Editor As the general strike by dockers entered its 10th day, Martin Tessier, head of the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), said that “negotiations are not really progressing” – but the longshore union had agreed  to at least move Covid-related cargo. He indicated he had asked the CUPE 365 union to move some …

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Disruption on the Port of Montreal waterfront: Maritime Magazine speaks out

By Leo Ryan, Editor What a sorry spectacle it has been since early July on the Port of Montreal harbor front, the scene of the worst conflict in decades between more than 1,150 longshoremen and maritime employers. A series of provisional strikes launched by the docker union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 375, …

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Quebec and Ontario urge Ottawa to intervene in Montreal docker strike

The longshore union’s collective agreement expired on December 31, 2018. (photo CUPE 375) Echoing growing calls from the business community, the Quebec and Ontario governments have sent a letter to Ottawa urging the federal government to intervene in the latest Montreal dock strike, which entered its second week Monday. Negotiations between the longshore union and …

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Mining/forestry sector urges Ottawa intervention in Montreal docker strike

OTTAWA – Resource industry groups have united to demand the federal government intervene in the ongoing Port of Montreal strike. After a protracted rail strike in November, rail blockades in February, and the ongoing and significant supply chain disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of Montreal strike is exacerbating an already stressful situation by bringing the shipping …

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