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Risks of shipping bulk grain in containers

  Improper packing of bulk grain cargo can lead to the distortion of the container, compromising structural integrity, spillage of contents, contamination, and injury to workers when opening container doors, stresses Peregrine Storrs-Fox ,Risk Management Director of UK-based TT Club. In the just-released TT Talk feature of the world’s leading transportation and logistics insurer, Mr. …

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LOGISTEC and Gulf Stream Marine Officially Certify Five Terminals in the U.S. Gulf Coast

  MONTRÉAL – LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc. (“LOGISTEC”) and its subsidiary in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. (“GSM”), announced that five terminals in Texas are now officially certified as part of the Green Marine Environmental Certification Program. GSM’s Corpus Christi, Manchester, Brownsville, Care and Freeport terminals in Texas have joined LOGISTEC’s 13 other certified …

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FMT signs operating agreement in Itawamba county

  Itawamba, Mississippi – Federal Marine Terminals, Inc. (FMT) has signed an operating agreement with Port Itawamba, increasing its presence in the Southern region of the USA within this vital inland waterway system. The facility, located in Northern Mississippi on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, covers an impressive reach, including destinations along the US Gulf Coast and into …

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Logistec foresees renewed growth in 2021

  MONTREAL- Consolidated revenue totalled $604.7 million in 2020, a decrease of $35.2 million or 5.5% over 2019, Logistec Corporation announced. Revenue from the marine services segment was lower at $344.6 million, compared to $385.3 million in 2019. The Company reported a profit for the year of $32.8 million. “I am proud of our people’s resiliency in safely navigating COVID-19 while continuing to provide …

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Montreal waterfront negotiations resuming Wednesday

  The on-and-off negotiations between the union representing 1,125 Port of Montreal longshoremen and the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) are on again, resuming Wednesday of this week in the presence of mediators. The return to the negotiating table was announced yesterday  by the CUPE 375  union to its members after mediators had held separate meetings …

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Port of Montreal welcomes Ottawa green light for Contrecoeur project

  The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomed today’s statement by Jonathan Wilkinson, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, on the Contrecoeur expansion project by the Port of Montreal. The favourable decision, rendered after five years of consultations and analysis by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, makes it possible to take a decisive step towards obtaining permits. This means that the MPA can move forward …

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Montreal waterfront negotiations “on pause” following resumption

  Negotiations between the union representing dockers and the Maritime Employers Association  at the Port of Montreal are “on pause” after four days of resumed talks seeking to resolve outstanding issues, an informed source disclosed today. A total information embargo is in force on the progress of the negotiations which reportedly will be continuing later …

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Port of Montreal raises alarm over suspension in waterfront negotiations

  The Port of Montreal today released a lengthy statement expressing serious concern over the repercussions of a suspension of recently renewed negotiations between the dockers and maritime employers at Canada’s second largest port. It notably warned:”A halt in port operations and the diversion of goods to competing and more distant ports have direct and …

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QSL Continues Its North American Expansion With the Acquisition of Empire Stevedoring

QUEBEC CITY – QSL, a company specializing in port terminal operation, stevedoring, marine services and transport, continues its expansion by acquiring Empire Stevedoring Co. Ltd. of Montreal. This transaction brings QSL one step closer to its goal of becoming the North American leader in its activity sector. This alliance between two prestigious Quebec maritime industry players …

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