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Canadian ports feel impact of Indigenous blockades on CN Rail network

Canadian ports are becoming increasingly concerned after CN shut down Thursday most of its freight and passenger networks, notably in eastern Canada as Indigenous blockades continued to cripple the country’s transportation system. Today, in Ottawa, Transport Minister Marc Garneau nevertheless gave the good news of the re-opening of the rail line in northern BC between

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Port of Toronto posts highest cargo in 15 years

oronto – It was a record year for the Port of Toronto which moved 2.3 million metric tonnes of cargo in 2019, marking the highest recorded cargo levels in 15 years. In addition, the Port saw a record year in cruise ship activity as the number of cruise ships visiting Toronto more than doubled in

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Port of Johnstown cargo approaches 1.3 million tonnes

Total cargo processed at the Seaway Port of Johnstown in eastern Ontario in 2019 totaled 1,287,723 metric tons and is the second highest year on record for the port, according to the port’s annual report. Compared to 2001 when the township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal  first took over operations of the port, cargo has increased from an

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Krusel extols Laurentia project at Cargo Logistics event in Vancouver

By Colin Laughlan Vancouver -Don Krusel, the former President and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority, views the proposed Laurentia container terminal project at the Port of Québec through the same innovation lens that transformed the Port of Prince Rupert into a major North American gateway on Canada’s west coast. “I can’t think of

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A second consecutive record year for the Port of Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières – The Port of Trois-Rivières ended 2019 with a new record for goods handled. A total of 4.2 million metric tonnes (MMT) transited through the Port, surpassing by 10% the record of 3.8 MTM in 2018. Solid bulk traffic increased from 3.2 to 3.6 MMT. Liquid bulk remained stable at 0.3 MMT, which is

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QSL adds a marine terminal in Houston, Texas

QUÉBEC City, Feb. 3, 2020 – QSL begins year 2020 with great news. QSL is once again expanding its geographic footprint in the USA with the addition of a marine terminal in Houston, Texas, at the South-Central Cement dock with a deep draft of 11, 9 metres. Indeed, QSL Texas Terminals is now offering its

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Ocean christens two harbour tugs in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica – Ocean J. Towing Inc., a division of Ocean Group Inc., proceeded with the christening of new harbour tugs, the Ocean Kingston Pride and the Ocean Tallawah on January 28. Ocean J. Towing Inc. entered into a 10-year contract with the Jamaica Port Authority in 2018 to provide harbour towing services at the

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Sylvie Vachon to retire in 2020 at helm of Port of Montréal

The Montréal Port Authority (MPA) announced today that Sylvie Vachon has decided to retire in 2020 after 30 years of service, including 11 years as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the MPA. “I make this decision with a sense that I, together with my team, have contributed to a major shift and implemented

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