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Seaway delivers stability amid global supply chain disruptions

  The critical role of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system in the global supply chain has been brought into sharp focus over the last few years. Today, the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) and U.S. Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) jointly announced that more than 36 million tonnes of

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Limited fuel spill from containership in Vancouver harbour

  The Canadian Coast Guard was busy over the weekend dealing with a fuel spill from the 8,500 TEU containership, the MV Europe, in Vancouver’s English Bay.  After being informed of the incident on Saturday morning, the Canadian Coast Guard rapidly deployed a boom which limited the spread of a spill estimated at between 60

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Port of Prince Rupert posts small cargo decline in 2022

  The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced that 24.6 million tonnes of cargo moved through the Port of Prince Rupert in 2022, two percent behind 2021 volumes. The slight year-over-year decrease reflects the mounting challenges brought on by supply chain disruptions affecting imports and exports, rapidly changing energy demands, and geopolitical tensions over the past

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On our Forum: Respecting the natural resources in ocean waters…

By Michael Grey It’s a new year and the world’s wildlife is clearly striking back, from the mayhem being caused by the excursions of a walrus (allegedly named Thor, but it could equally have answered to the name of Jim) on the UK coast, to the depredations of wolves in Germany. And across in Chesapeake

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QSL featured in study unveiled at World Economic Forum in Davos

  Quebec City – QSL, an enterprise specialized in port terminal operations, stevedoring, marine services, logistics and transportation throughout North America, is proud to have participated in the United Nations Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study on Sustainability. The Quebec City-based company, through its President and CEO Robert Bellisle, shared its perspectives on the imperative of a business model based

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Port of Halifax handled record container traffic in 2022

  In 2022, the Port of Halifax crossed the 600,000 TEU annual throughput threshold for the first time. Thanks to the eighteen ocean carriers and the collective effort of PSA Halifax, CN, the ILA, and with dedicated support from the marine pilots and tug operator, 601,700 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) moved through Halifax’s containerized cargo

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World piracy incidents decline substantially

  Maritime piracy attacks reached their lowest level in almost three decades in 2022, but the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has called for counter efforts to be sustained worldwide. The IMB’s report recorded 115 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in 2022, down from 132 incidents in 2021. Half of the incidents

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