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CSL Group releases Corporate Responsibility Report

MONTREAL – The CSL Group, the largest owner and operator of self-unloading ships in the world, today released its seventh annual Corporate Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s 2019 performance and progress on its short and long-term sustainability goals. The report covers CSL’s results and ongoing initiatives in the areas of governance, safety, environmental responsibility, ethics, the …

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Québec’s big pension fund and DP World plan to invest $4.5 billion in world ports

Duke Point, Port of Nanaimo photo Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and DP World have announced they will inject an additional $4.5 billion in their joint, global portfolio of port terminals. This will raise to $8.2 billion the combined investment by the two parties since they formed their joint venture in 2016. …

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HMM Hamburg makes first call in Hamburg

With the first call of the HMM Hamburg another ship of the so-called “Megamax-24 class” headed for the port of Hamburg on September first. The HMM Hamburg is one of 12 new container ships of the South Korean liner shipping company HMM (formerly Hyundai Merchant Marine) that are being delivered since April. The mega-carrier is …

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Rising sea levels will force massive expansion of global seaports

(Photo Port of Los Angeles) Seaport footprints will need to expand by up to 3,689 square kilometers (1,424 square miles) worldwide in the next three decades to cope with the combination of sea-level rise and rising demand, according to a new study published in Earth’s Future, a peer-reviewed scientific journal focusing on climate change and future sustainability. The …

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The Panama Canal Extends Temporary Relief Measures for Customers to End of 2020

  Panama City, Panama – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the global economy, the Panama Canal has annonced it will extend its temporary relief measures to December 31, 2020, offering further support for the industry’s recovery. This extension comes after continued dialogue between the Canal and industry leaders on how to best provide relief …

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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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Covid-19 continues to impact Seaway cargo volumes

Photos: Paul Beesley The latest traffic results show that Great Lakes-Seaway shipping continues to feel the impact of the global pandemic. But grain shipments remain a bright feature. Tonnage through the bi-national transportation corridor totaled 3.9 million metric tons in July to bring the year-to-date total (from April 1 to July 31) to nearly 15.6 …

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MEA pledges not to use replacement workers for COVID-related cargo

The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) has announced it will not resort to using replacement workers for handling some 477 containers currently identified as COVID-related from the Port of Montreal in midst of a docker strike that has entered its 11th day. In a statement, the MEA said that an agreement was made with the longshore …

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BC Ferries releases first quarter, COVID-19-influenced results

  VICTORIA –BC Ferries released its first-quarter results today for the three months ended June 30, 2020. The COVID-19 global pandemic had a significant impact on first-quarter results. Net losses for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 were $62 million, compared to net earnings of $12.2 million for the same quarter of the previous year. …

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Striking Montreal dockers moving Covid-related cargo

By Leo Ryan, Editor As the general strike by dockers entered its 10th day, Martin Tessier, head of the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), said that “negotiations are not really progressing” – but the longshore union had agreed  to at least move Covid-related cargo. He indicated he had asked the CUPE 365 union to move some …

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