Ports

Port of Montreal using AI again to optimize logistics operations

Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), the Port of Montreal will be able to benefit from a new predictive tool that optimizes port logistics, letting the Port improve its operational planning and positively impact the transit times for containerized cargo in the supply chain, especially for rail freight. Daniel Dagenais, Vice-President, Operations at the Montreal Port …

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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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G3 Terminal Vancouver opens on Canada’s West Coast

  Winnipeg-based G3 has announced the opening of G3 Terminal Vancouver, a state-of-the-art grain export terminal at the Port of Vancouver on Canada’s West Coast. Together with G3’s growing network of state-of-the-art loop track grain elevators on the Prairies and in partnership with Canada’s railways, G3 Terminal Vancouver is transforming Canada’s grain supply chain.  The …

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Montreal docker-employer negotiations resuming July 13

After five days of what was described as intense negotiations, the longshore union at the Port of Montreal , CUPE 375, and the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) today announced a resumption of their talks for July 13 with a view to concluding a new collective agreement replacing the one that expired on December 31, 2018. …

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CP moves record shipments to world markets

CALGARY, Alberta – Canadian Pacific  announced today its best-ever quarter and June for moving Canadian grain and grain products. The two records are the latest in a standout crop year of linking Canadian producers to worldwide markets – principally via the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert. “The collaborative relationships CP has built with its …

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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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New mega Crane arrives at PSA Halifax 

HALIFAX – Continuing with the development of the South End Container Terminal, PSA Halifax, operator of the south-end facility, has welcomed another major piece of superstructure with the arrival of a new Super-Post Panamax (SPPX) ship-to-shore container gantry crane. Able to lift cargo more than 51 metres (170 feet) from the ground and with outreach …

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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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