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Fednav and CSL among Montreal’s Top Employer award

Fednav Limited and CSL Group, the two largest Canadian shipping enterprises based in Montreal, are amongst the 2020 winners of Montreal’s Top Employers competition announced by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Top 100 Employers project. Now in its 15th year, Montreal’s Top Employers award is a special designation that recognizes employers in Greater

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Canadian Foundation launched to promote marine careers

2020-01-29 Ottawa, ON – The marine shipping industry has joined forces with the federal government to launch the Canadian Marine Industry Foundation (CMIF), to promote careers in the marine sector and help alleviate labour shortages, it was formally announced on January 28. Maritime workforce recruitment and retention has become an increasing challenge with positions going unfilled

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Cargo at merged ports of Hamilton and Oshawa exceeds 10.5 million tonnes

Hamilton and Oshawa, ON – Cargo volumes exceeded 10.5 million metric tonnes (MT) at the newly-amalgamated ports of Hamilton and Oshawa in 2019. The Port of Hamilton saw cargo volumes totalling just over 10 million MT, comprised of steelmaking commodities, grain, fertilizer, aggregates, road fuel and others. The Port of Oshawa’s cargo totals reached 575,000

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IMO hails “relatively smooth” transition to new sulphur limit

Since January 1, the global upper limit on the sulphur content of ships’ fuel oil has been reduced to 0.5% from 3.5% under the so-called “IMO 2020” regulation. This is significantly reducing the amount of sulphur oxide emanating from ships and will have major health and environmental benefits, particularly for people living close to ports and

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Record tonnage since Sept- Îles Port Authority was created

The Port of Sept-Îles announced an increase of more than 15% in volume handled in 2019, at 29,292,000 tonnes compared to 25,363,000 tonnes the year before. This is the fourth best year since the record-setting 34,948,000 tonnes handled in 1979, and the best year since the Sept-Îles Port Authority was created in 1999. In 2019,

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Halifax cargo volumes hold steady

Canada’s Port of Halifax on the Atlantic Coast has reported continued steady cargo trends, with total and container volumes in 2019 nearly matching 2018. Performance in the container sector was described as “consistent with last year” as containerized throughput amounted to 546,691 TEUs versus 548,000 TEUs in 2018. In the past few years, the port

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Global shipping’s decarbonisation cost to attain $1 trillion

London, UK – According to a new study, at least $1 trillion of capital investment in land-based and ship-related infrastructure will be required to halve international shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. A new study by UMAS and the Energy Transitions Commission for the Getting to Zero Coalition spells out the scale of the challenge.

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St. Lawrence Seaway demonstrates resilience in 2019

Cornwall, Ontario -The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that cargo volume on the North American waterway during the 2019 navigation season totaled 38 million tonnes versus 41 million tonnes in 2018. Throughout 2019, high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River made the navigation season very challenging. The SLSMC, in

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