New mandatory measures to cut the carbon intensity of international shipping have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), setting shipping on a course to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets established in the 2018 Initial IMO Strategy for Reducing GHG Emissions from Ships. IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76), meeting in a
SAGUENAY, Québec – GNL Québec is stunned by the notice issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) earlier today concerning the Énergie Saguenay project and the choice of its site. The company strongly deplores the lack of consideration shown by the agency to the international best practices put forward for the project. This opinion
Trois-Rivières, Québec – Making the St. Lawrence River a high-performance economic corridor that respects ecosystems and riverside communities is the focus of Quebec’s new maritime vision: Avantage Saint-Laurent. Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and Minister responsible for the Montreal region, in the presence of Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and
After weathering some bad weather in the port of Summerside where it had stopped over for a friendly visit, Theodore Too has left the lovely Prince Edward Island capital at 10:26 today. Pushed by a frisky southwester, our joyful tug is pushing along at a healthy 8 knots heading north in the Northumberland Strait. To
Demand for construction and manufacturing materials via the St. Lawrence Seaway and at Canadian ports boomed in May as industries across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway region continued to regain their footing from the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway (from March 22 to May 31) totaled 8.1 million tonnes
Vancouver, BC – North American importers and exporters will gain more cross-dock transload capacity in their PNW supply chains during the 2021 peak season. Maersk and Canadian Pacific announced the construction of the new facility in September 2020 with ideal connectivity to the port of Vancouver via rail (or truck) directly into the warehouse.
MONTREAL and KANSAS CITY – CN and Kansas City Southern today announced that they have jointly filed with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) certain documents requested by the STB in its June 8, 2021, Decision in STB Finance Docket No. 36514 to enable the STB to review the voting trust in connection with the
The National Retail Federation has requested an urgent meeting with President Biden and other top U.S. administration officials to discuss the challenges retailers face from congestion at U.S. ports. The letter from NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay states: “The supply chain disruption issues, especially the congestion affecting our key maritime ports, are causing