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The Port of Montreal launches a new key step for its terminal project in Contrecœur

Montréal – Not backing down in this gloomy period due to COVID-19, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is taking another important step forward in its container terminal project in Contrecoeur. On August 4, it launched a public procurement process in anticipation of the design and construction of this new strategic infrastructure for the economy of …

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Montreal docker-employer talks resume tomorrow

photo CUPE 375 By Leo Ryan, Editor Amidst ongoing strikes by the CUPE 375 longshore union at the Port of Montreal, negotiations are slated to re-open tomorrow and continue until Friday, confirmed a spokesperson for the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). The two sides have been locked in tense talks for many months to conclude a …

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Nigeria getting serious about monitoring activities around maritime frontiers

De Haas DHM 1050 boats for Nigeria. Photo: Defense Web The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (Nimasa) has taken delivery of patrol vessels and rigid-hulled inflatable boats as part of its Deep Blue maritime security project, and is gearing up to receive maritime surveillance jets, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and other equipment. In February …

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Ocean Startup Project launches Ocean Startup Challenge

Photo: Pierre Terrien With the world’s longest coastline, globally renowned research facilities and experts, government programs and supports, and a steady flow of talent, Canada is the right place to start or grow a successful ocean tech company. The Ocean Startup Project is looking for diverse entrepreneurs and innovators from rural, Indigenous and urban communities …

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Chantier Davie establishing Arctic icebreaking research centre

  LÉVIS, QC – Chantier Davie, Canada’s premier builder of polar and ice-capable ships, today launched the National Icebreaker Centre (NIC) – reflecting its leadership role in the rejuvenation of Canada’s entire icebreaking fleet under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. “Davie’s National Icebreaker Centre puts Canada in the global vanguard of ultra-modern, versatile and sustainable polar and ice-capable vessel construction,” said James Davies, …

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Ships diverting from Montreal as waterfront  labour strike accelerates

photo Albert Batten By Leo Ryan, Editor Ocean containerships have begun diverting from the Port of Montreal as rotating  waterfront labour strikes seriously disrupt normal traffic flows at Canada’s second-biggest port. Another new job action is on the horizon for Wednesday – this time by checkers manning pickets. The escalating conflict between the Maritime Employers …

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Enjoy: The Summer Edition of Maritime Magazine (97) is online

Like most sectors of the global economy, the publishing world has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Your maritime publication, which is blowing out its twenty-five candles, would obviously have preferred to highlight the event under other auspices. So, again, against all odds, the summer edition of Maritime Magazine with its special reports on …

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Montreal docker union announces another strike starting Monday

photo CUPE 375 By Leo Ryan, Editor In a further escalation of a prolonged, bitter waterfront labour conflict at the Port of Montreal that is increasingly preoccupying Canadian business and shipper interests, the union representing more than 1,100 longshoremen today announced a four-day strike starting Monday on the two container terminals operated by Termont, which …

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Seafarers still in crisis: a new survey reveals a drop in the happiness index of seafarers 

By Alizée Dussault The well-being and mental health of seafarers have been a topic  seen in the media for a few years now, although the maritime industry remains largely unknown to the general public. However, the subject has never been as hot as it is today, as the Covid-19 pandemic has left more than 300,000 …

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Montreal container terminals closing tomorrow due to eruption of violence during docker strike

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The main container terminal operators at the Port of Montreal have served notice of a complete shutdown of their operations for one day, starting Friday, July 31 at 7.00 a.m. in response to violent incidents involving striking dockers. “In light of the violent acts against terminal operator employees on Wednesday, …

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