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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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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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