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Montreal, a hub of excellence in intelligent transport and logistics (Forum)

  Open letter by Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority, published following the recent interview with Jean-Philippe Décarie in La Presse.  As a recognized Canadian champion of growth, Montreal can and must maintain this enviable title. On the occasion of the C2 Mtl business event and the Relaunch Montreal Metropolitan Economic Movement, this

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Canadian government invests $65M in 15 Northern sealift projects

  OTTAWA – Marking the recent fourth anniversary of the Oceans Protection Plan, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, today announced $64.9M in funding towards 15 projects that will improve sealift and re-supply services in the North.  For Nunavut, the projects include building a new warehouse facility to organize and store cargo containers in Iqaluit, improving sealift

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Five consortia bid for construction of Contrecoeur container terminal

  In response to the Request for Qualification for the design and construction of a new container terminal in Contrecœur, as of October 30, the Montreal Port Authority has received bid responses from five bidders. These consortia expressed their intention to be qualified for the next step of the procurement process initiated by the Montreal

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Desgagnés renounces plan for further container shipments this fall to Toronto

By Leo Ryan, Editor There will be no follow-up this year to the first dedicated container shipment via the St. Lawrence Seaway in four decades to a Great Lakes port. This was confirmed, in an interview, by Alexandre Beauchamp-Parent,  President of Navigation Desgagnés, which last month deployed a geared, self-unloading vessel to transport nearly 400

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Shocking WMU report underlines why seafarers work such long hours

New research from a team at the World Maritime University (WMU) underlines systemic failures in the implementation of the regulatory regime for seafarers’ hours of work and rest, undermining the credibility of international regulations relating to working hours. ‘A culture of adjustment’, by Dr. Raphael Baumler, Ms. Yvette deKlerk, Dr. Michael Ekow Manuel and Dr.

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170 Québec cities and towns back Laurentia project

Québec City- Standing alongside the representatives of the Port of Québec, three elected municipal officials were present at a virtual conference to highlight the support offered by 170 municipalities and MRCs for the realization of the Laurentia project at the Port of Québec. For the  municipalities concerned, the Port of Québec’s deep-water container terminal is a

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TSB report on Vanterm incident raises concern over vessel size capacity

Richmond, BC — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into the container vessel Ever Summit  striking  the berth at Vanterm, in the Port of Vancouver. In the report, the Board expressed a concern relating to larger container vessels berthing at the Port of Vancouver and the capacity of existing terminal infrastructure to accommodate

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Logistec and Port of Johnstown renew partnership

Johnstown, ON- The Port of Johnstown and Logistec Stevedoring (Ontario) Inc. have renewed their cargo handling partnership for the next ten years. This successful partnership goes back as far as 25 years through Logistec’s Rideau Bulk team. The experts at Logistec and the Port of Johnstown have worked together to provide customers and supply chain partners with unparalleled cargo handling services on

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