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Coming US infrastructure bill promises port-funding splurge

  US ports and inland waterways are on track to receive at least $11.8 billion in new federal funding over the next five years through a $1 trillion infrastructure bill Congress aims to finalize over the coming weeks, reports Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor of The Journal of Commerce and JOC.COM. The Senate began voting on

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FMC launches expedited inquiry into ocean carrier pricing practices

  The Federal Maritime Commission has launched an expedited inquiry into the timing and legal sufficiency of ocean carrier practices with respect to certain surcharges. Eight ocean carriers are being asked to provide the Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement (BoE) with details about congestion or related surcharges they have implemented or announced. BoE has given the

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Canada investing $15 million in two small craft harbours in Nunavut

  Today in Iqaluit, Nunavut, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, provided an update on plans for two new Small Craft Harbours in Nunavut Territory, at Clyde River and Arctic Bay.  Over the next two years, Fisheries and

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CP shatters grain haul record

  CALGARY – Canadian Pacific today announced it hauled more Canadian grain and grain products in the 2020–2021 crop production year than any other crop year during CP’s 140-year history. Working in close collaboration with customers and other participants in the Canadian grain supply chain, CP moved 30.62 million metric tonnes (MMT) this crop year,

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The many challenges to one-man bridge operations (Forum)

  By Michael Grey* The results of an inquest in the UK on the deaths caused by a tram coming off the rails gave one pause for thought. The driver, it had concluded, had suffered a “microsleep” at the very moment he should have been applying the brakes and the tram had rushed on with

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Summer issue of Maritime Magazine now online

  Coinciding with growing evidence that many world econo­mies are emerging from a devastating pandemic, this summer 2021 issue has a generally upbeat tone in its treatment of the two main features: an annual review of key developments at Canadian ports and how terminal operators are gearing up to meet demand flowing from economic recovery.

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