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TSB report on Vanterm incident raises concern over vessel size capacity

Richmond, BC — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into the container vessel Ever Summit  striking  the berth at Vanterm, in the Port of Vancouver. In the report, the Board expressed a concern relating to larger container vessels berthing at the Port of Vancouver and the capacity of existing terminal infrastructure to accommodate …

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CP and Maersk conclude multi-year deal to move freight through ports of Montreal and Vancouver

  CALGARY, AB – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced today a strategic, multi-year rail agreement with A.P. Moller – Maersk to move freight through the ports of Vancouver and Montreal. The agreement is further to the September 15 announcement regarding the construction of a new, world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options for customers. …

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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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CP and Maersk reach agreement on expanded Vancouver transload facility

   Calgary – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping line, have reached an agreement to build and operate a world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options for customers. To be operational in 2021, the CP transload facility will be an expansion of …

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Hapag-Lloyd confirms two crew members test COVID positive in Vancouver

  Hapag-Lloyd today reported that two crew members on board the 8,600 TEU containership Sofia Express tested positive for COVID-19 while the vessel was at anchor at the Port of Vancouver’s Deltaport terminal. “Local authorities were duly notified and the mariners were immediately isolated and brought to a quarantine facility ashore. We are hoping for a …

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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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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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Final Ottawa decision on Roberts Bank container terminal project delayed to November

By Leo Ryan, Editor The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) announced that Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has extended the time limit by 90 days to late November for the issuance of a final decision on the proposed $3 billion Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2) project by the Vancouver …

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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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