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The wind carries a shipping revolution with Oceanbird (Forum)

 Innovative Swedish technology will make it possible to power the large ocean-going vessels by wind, reducing emissions by 90 percent. Oceanbird is a concept for a PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier) with capacity to carry 7,000 cars.  To revert climate change and find ways to transport goods in a sustainable way, the global shipping

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The Montreal Port Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Bird as Vice-President, Contrecœur. Mr. Bird brings extensive experience in the management of large-scale projects, particularly in the mining sector. Prior to joining the MPA, he worked for close to ten years at ArcelorMittal Mines Canada, managing mining operations, health and safety, energy, mine engineering and environment, mine planning and geology before serving as Chief Technology

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Prince Rupert and Vancouver seen increasing West Coast container market share

  The major route cost disadvantages of the U.S. West Coast gateways will likely lead to further capture of intact intermodal Asian import traffic flows by Vancouver and Prince Rupert (our photo), especially as planned terminal expansions are completed at the two Canadian ports, according to a report by the Mercator consulting firm commissioned by

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Project cargo and grain stimulate Seaway traffic  

  As ports along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continue to ride the waves of the 2020 shipping season, industry experts see better prospects for the remainder of the season thanks to a surge in project cargo and grain shipments. According to the latest figures, cargo volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway (from April 1 to

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CP and Maersk reach agreement on expanded Vancouver transload facility

   Calgary – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping line, have reached an agreement to build and operate a world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options for customers. To be operational in 2021, the CP transload facility will be an expansion of

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IEA sees big future role for ammonia as shipping fuel

  The International Energy Agency has released a new long-term energy transition forecast, drilling down into individual industrial sectors, with ammonia touted to be a long-term winner in today’s battle for shipping fuel supremacy, reports Sam Chambers in his online Splash daily newsletter. The IEA’s new report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2020, suggests that in global

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Port of Halifax employers and longshore unions extend contract

The Halifax Employers Association (HEA) and the longshore unions representing waterfront labour at the Nova Scotia port have agreed to extend their contract for a year until the end of 2021. The current collective agreement and Mid-West Cargo rebate agreement were slated to expire on December 31, 2020. “The contract extension has been ratified by

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Halifax receives largest container vessel to call at a Canadian port 

Photo Steve Farmer The largest containerized vessel to call at a Canadian port arrived today at the Port of Halifax. The CMA CGM Brazil, 366 metres length, 51 metres beam and 15,072 TEU capacity, berthed at PSA Halifax terminal. The gigantic containership would be the tallest structure east of Toronto if standing stern to bow. The

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