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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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Federal Review Panel underlines environmental risks of Roberts Bank container terminal project

By Leo Ryan, Editor A federal Review Panel report assessing whether to allow the construction of a planned new container terminal at the Port of Vancouver at Roberts Bank has acknowledged its potential competitive benefits for Canadian marine shipping markets and regional employment but has also underscored “significant adverse” effects on the nearby wetlands, fish …

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Ocean Group breaks into Canada’s West Coast market

Québec – Ocean Group announced  that it has been awarded several contracts in British Columbia in various sectors of its activities. After more than three years of presence in Alberta, Ocean Group is now extending its services to the Canadian west coast. “It goes without saying that a great deal of development work has been …

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