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Strong late season surge on St. Lawrence Seaway

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping continued to improve in November fueled by a surge in both Canadian and U.S. grain exports, the latest figures show.  The rush is expected to continue in the final weeks of the season with Canadian domestic fleets booked out and the number of ocean-going vessels currently in the system about

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The maritime sector keeps its head high at CargoM

MONTREAL – The Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, CargoM, is marking the retirement of Ms. Sylvie Vachon, the Chair of its Board of Directors and a founding member. At its last meeting, the Board of Directors elected Ms. Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec Corporation, as its new Chair.    Ms. Vachon successfully united

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Logistec Stevedoring acquires Castaloop

MONTRÉAL – Logistec Stevedoring Inc. announced the acquisition of Gestion Castaloop Inc. and its subsidiaries, further solidifying its position as a leading provider of innovative cargo handling services at ports throughout North America. Castaloop has been providing customized cargo handling services to clients along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway as well as along the St.

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Northeast Passage opened 88 days setting new Arctic record

Global Ice Center Weathernews Inc. published its review of Arctic Ocean ice conditions for 2020 and they observed that the Northeast Passage, the Russian side of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), was open for a record 88 days. Sea ice is usually at its peak surface area in February or March of each year, and at

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Study underlines Davie’s potential substantial economic impact

LÉVIS, QC – Davie, Canada’s premier shipbuilder, today revealed the results of a far-reaching study conducted by consulting and advisory firm, Deloitte LLP in Canada. The study, commissioned by Davie, examined the historical and potential major future economic and social impacts of its operations on Québec and Canada as a whole. A virtual launch event, hosted by the Federation of Québec Chambers of

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LNG bunkering at Hamilton a first on Great Lakes

For the first time ever on the Great Lakes, a marine vessel refueled yesterday with liquefied natural gas (LNG). Carrying a load of asphalt, the MV Damia Desgagnés docked at the Port of Hamilton’s Pier 22 to refuel before departing for Detroit.  As a result of a new partnership between the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority and REV

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