St Lawrence

Seaway cargo shipments increase as demand for commodities booms

  Seen entering the St Lawrence Seaway at Montreal, the Captain Henry Jackman is the fifth Equinox Class gearless dry-bulk carrier and the tenth Equinox Class vessel to join the Algoma fleet in April 2021 The St. Lawrence Seaway and Canadian ports in the region are reporting a surge in commodity shipments to feed domestic …

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The Port of Montreal’s Contrecœur expansion enters a new phase 

  MONTREAL – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is entering a new phase in achieving its Contrecœur expansion as it prepares to launch a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM) procurement process that will be open to national and international industry players. “Factoring in our timeline, we are proceeding with the development and implementation of the Contrecœur container terminal through …

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Canada and Quebec jointly invest in conservation of St. Lawrence

  The governments of Canada and Quebec are determined to protect the St. Lawrence River through joint scientific research, conservation, restoration, and collaborative projects, with the support of their partners. From a desire to continue this collaboration, which has existed for more than thirty years, the governments have jointly committed to making the St. Lawrence a healthy and …

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CargoM welcomes Quebec’s new maritime vision

  MONTREAL –  CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, enthusiastically welcomes Quebec’s new maritime vision Avantage Saint-Laurent.  Announced yesterday by Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region, in the presence of Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region, this new strategy …

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Québec unveils its Avantage Saint-Laurent maritime vision

  Trois-Rivières, Québec – Making the St. Lawrence River a high-performance economic corridor that respects ecosystems and riverside communities is the focus of Quebec’s new maritime vision: Avantage Saint-Laurent. Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and Minister responsible for the Montreal region, in the presence of Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and …

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Construction materials and steel dominate Seaway traffic

  Demand for construction and manufacturing materials via the St. Lawrence Seaway and at Canadian ports boomed in May as industries across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway region continued to regain their footing from the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway (from March 22 to May 31) totaled 8.1 million tonnes …

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Hamilton port partners launch container ship service to Montreal

   HAMILTON, Ontario – Nearly 300 containers were being loaded June 11 onto the M/V Sedna Desgagnés at the Port of Hamilton, as part of a new short sea shipping service launched by Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT) in very close collaboration with Desgagnés. Bound for the Port of Montreal, this new container service was developed …

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2020 results underline resilience of Port of Trois-Rivières

  The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) held its annual general assembly today, which was an opportunity to review the results of 2020 and to highlight the work and resilience of the Trois-Rivières port community. In the past year, the Port welcomed 209 vessels and handled 3.3 million metric tonnes of cargo, resulting in a net …

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Fednav “saltie” first to arrive at Port of Toronto

  PortsToronto Manager of Harbour Operations Michael Riehl “crowns” Captain Sumit Kumar of the MV Federal Hudson during the Port of Toronto’s 160th annual Beaver Hat Ceremony. Toronto – In a sure sign that spring is here, earlier this morning, PortsToronto “crowned” Captain Sumit Kumar of the MV Federal Hudson with an antique silk and beaver top …

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CMA CGM a customer for Doornekamp Great Lakes container service starting in May

  Newly-established Doornekamp Lines  has announced that global shipping carrier CMA CGM Group has agreed to be one of the users for the launching in May of a bi-weekly Canadian-flag container service via the St. Lawrence Seaway between Halifax and Picton, a small growing port on Lake Ontario some 200 kms east of Toronto. First …

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