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Indigenous interests expand involvement in Novaporte

Sydney, NS – Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) have announced the expansion of its partnership consortium to include Membertou and Bridging Finance Inc. SHIP is working to develop Novaporte, a deep-water, multi-use port on 500 acres within the Port of Sydney. Novaporte is targeting container capacity of 1 million TEU’s in phase one and 3

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CN underlines benefits of Québec container terminal project

Canada’s largest railroad sees a proposed container terminal in the Beauport sector of the Port of Québec as a strategic gateway to capture market share from the Port of New York and New Jersey especially in the U.S. Midwest. “Our vision for Québec City is a port which would do a lot of rail like

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Port of Thunder Bay posts strong season

The 2019 shipping season has wrapped up in the Port of Thunder Baywith the departure of the final cargo-laden vessel on Sunday, January 12. The season featured notably higher cargo shipments than the past several years. Strong shipments of grain and other dry bulk commodities from Western Canada buoyed the port’s cargo tonnage to 9.3

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New team at SODES

The year 2020 has begun with a wind of change at the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES) in Québec City. In addition to welcoming its new President-CEO late last year, SODES now has a new Director of Public Affairs and has reviewed the duties of its in-house staff. The organization’s new President, Mathieu St-Pierre,

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Jane McIvor to head Association of Pacific Ports

The Board of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP) has announced the appointment of Jane McIvor as Executive Director, effective February 1, 2020. In making the announcement, Ian Marr, President of the APP and President and CEO of the Port of Nanaimo, noted that “Jane’s strong knowledge of the marine industry, coupled with her expertise

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Prince Rupert posts record volume in 2019

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced today another record year in volume. A grand total of 29.9 million tonnes of cargo moved through the Port of Prince Rupert in 2019 – 12% more than the 26.7 million tonnes handled the previous year and the highest total volume to date for the Port. Forecasted volumes

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Guinea Shipping Corporation Launches Operations

The Guinea Shipping Corporation (GSC) launched its operations through a major contract for the transportation of raw materials from the West African nation to customers around the world. The GSC was created 10 years ago, but has remained dormant until today. Formed of a joint venture between Corporate Capital Consultants, based in Hong Kong, and

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Eight more companies pledge against shipping through the Arctic

Ocean Conservancy,the Washington-based environmental advocacy group, announced that eight more companies agreed this week not to ship goods through the Arctic Ocean by signing the Arctic Corporate Shipping Pledgelaunched  in October 2019. Citing environmental concerns, the new signatories include Ralph Lauren Corporation, Kuehne + Nagel, PUMA, International Direct Packaging, Allbirds, Aritzia, Hudson Shipping Lines and Bureo.

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