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Massport invests $850M to enhance Boston container terminal

  BOSTON – The multi-year effort by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to modernize and expand Conley Container Terminal marks a major milestone – three new low-profile Neo-Panamax cranes have begun their journey to Boston on a ship from Shanghai, China.  The cranes will arrive at Conley Terminal this summer and will be operational this …

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Asterix civilian crew receive rare special medals

  HALIFAX, NS – Federal Fleet Services (FFS), operator of Canada’s leading combat support ship, m/v Asterix, announced today that 52 of its civilian crew have received the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operational Service Medal with Expedition (OSM-EXP) for their support during Operation PROJECTION in 2019. Operation PROJECTION shows Canada’s ongoing commitment to global peace. The deployment of sailors, ships and …

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The stranding of Ever Given hasn’t finished creating headaches

  According to Project44, an Advanced Visibility Platform ™, more than 1.9 million TEUs of capacity currently on the water are heading to congested ports around the world due to the dislodging of the Ever Given. As a result of the Ever Given grounding in the Suez Canal at the end of March, up to 400 …

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Québec grants $ 900,000 to the smart maritime corridor of the St. Lawrence

  The Québec government is providing $ 900,000 in financial assistance to Innovation maritime (IMAR) as part of the development of phase 2 of the Maritime Information System (SIM). The Minister for Transport and Minister responsible the Montreal region, Chantal Rouleau, made the announcement on Monday. For 10 years, Ottawa no longer compiles information on …

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Panama Canal Authority postpones planned price increase

  The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that it will postpone price increases on canal transit fees which were due to come into effect today. The announcement follows a joint letter sent by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA), and European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA), expressing concerns over the speed …

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Canada renews measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales

  OTTAWA -The Southern Resident killer whale is an icon of Canada’s pacific coast and this endangered species has an important cultural significance for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities in British Columbia (B.C.). The Government of Canada has taken strong, consistent action to protect and restore its population and will continue to do so. For the third consecutive year, it will …

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New Zealand to phase out livestock exports

  New Zealand’s agriculture minister Damien O’Connor announced the country will cease the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years. “At the heart of our decision is upholding New Zealand’s reputation for high standards of animal welfare. We must stay ahead of the curve in a world where …

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Quebec business community seeks immediate Ottawa intervention in Montreal port conflict

  MONTRÉAL – The Association du camionnage du Québec, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM), the Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ), the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), and the Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec (MEQ) are extremely concerned about the impact of weeks of uncertainty at the Port of Montreal. Now that a strike …

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Joint letter urges the UK to establish international seafarer vaccination hub

  Nautilus International and the UK Chamber of Shipping have urged Maritime Minister Robert Courts MP to support establishing the UK as an international seafarer vaccination hub, where seafarers of all nationalities can access Covid-19 vaccines while their vessels are in ports around the UK. In a joint letter to the minister, Nautilus general secretary …

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A word from the president on the labour dispute at the Port of Montreal

  The Port of Montreal: a part-time public service with significantly reduced capacity Created to cost-effectively meet the needs of importers and exporters, the Port of Montreal is a strategic infrastructure serving millions of Quebecers and other Canadians. Every year, $100 billion worth of goods pass through our facilities. That’s close to $275 million a day! That cargo includes goods that go to families in the …

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