Thunder Bay

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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GCT reaches regulatory milestone for Deltaport expansion project

VANCOUVER, BC – The Initial Project Description (IPD) for the GCT Deltaport Berth 4 Expansion (DP4) project has been approved by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) and the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO), announced Global Container Terminals (GCT) which operates two container facilities in the Port of Vancouver. This critical milestone marks the entry of the project …

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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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Thunder Bay grain shipments continue to soar

Canada’s Port of Thunder Bay on the tip of Lake Superior continues to experience above-average grain shipments as international demand for wheat remains high through the global pandemic.  As of July 31, year-to-date grain volume of 4.2 million tonnes sits 26% higher than last year. Total year-to-date throughput amounted to 4.7 million tonnes versus the …

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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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COVID-19 sparks sharp growth of grain activity at Port of Thunder Bay

Prairie grain farmers are fulfilling increased demand for Canadian grain in Europe and North Africa thanks to an efficient supply chain and ready capacity at the Port of Thunder Bay. Grain elevators in Thunder Bay, Canada’s furthest inland port, are experiencing a surge in grain throughput. Cargo statistics for the April 1 to April 30 …

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