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Ottawa unveils 2020 North Atlantic right whale protection measures

Canada’s federal government today announced enhanced 2020 measures designed to reduce the risks to North Atlantic right whales from interactions with vessels and fishing gear between April and November. There are some 400 left in the world of the endangered iconic marine mammal. “For the past several years, the Government of Canada has been working

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Industry executives seek high water solution to protect Seaway trade corridor

Ottawa, ON – Marine shipping executives are calling on government officials to protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway trade corridor by working with stakeholders to develop solutions that do not rely on one ineffective dam to solve high water levels across the Great Lakes. The issue, which has already cost the economy millions of dollars,

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IMO working group recommends ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping

In a landmark decision reached at the end of last week in London, a working group of the International Maritime Organization has recommended a global ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships sailing in Arctic waters, with some notable exceptions, beginning on July 1, 2024. The decision by the Sub-Committee on

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ACL diverts calls from Halifax

With Indigenous rail blockades on the CN network entering a third week, the cascading effect on cargo flows at the Port of Halifax has prompted Atlantic Container Line (ACL), the port’s longest standing customer, to provisionally re-route its calls to New York or Baltimore on the US East Coast – starting this weekend. This follows

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DP World returning to private ownership

DP World, the Nasdaq Dubai-listed company that includes terminals in three Canadian ports amongst extensive operations in 40 countries has announced a return to private ownership as part of a refocused global business strategy. Based in the United Arab Emirates, DP World is a world leader specializing in cargo logistics, port terminal operations, maritime services

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CN rail blockades increasingly hitting Port of Montréal cargo flows

There appears to be no immediate threat that the two-week long Indigenous blockades that have crippled much of the CN Rail network across Canada will force a shut-down of the Port of Montréal. But port officials and stakeholders at Canada’s second largest port after Vancouver acknowledge that it will be “a huge problem if the

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Mounting impact of CN Rail blockades on ports of Montreal and Vancouver

As blockades paralyzing virtually the entire CN Rail network by indigenous groups opposed to a large pipeline project in British Columbia entered an 11th day, the negative impact was mounting on Canada’s two leading ports on the west and east coasts, Vancouver and Montreal. Prime Minister Trudeau, who cut short a trip to the Caribbean

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