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Unifor union slams Port of Vancouver container truck policy

Container truck drivers’ concerns are being ignored as the Port of Vancouver forces through a program to retire trucks arbitrarily, says Unifor. “The program is a farce. Not only does it ignore the financial concerns of truck drivers, it exempts more than 98% of trucks on B.C.’s roads,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director. “It’s ‘greenwashing’ at

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Port of Montreal signs Declaration supporting indigenous people

To mark National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Port of Montreal has joined the Grand Circle of Commitment for the full participation of Indigenous people in Quebec’s economy. By signing this Declaration, the Port of Montreal formally pledges to contribute to this movement aimed at creating wealth for, by and with Indigenous people. This is a

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Seaway shipping activity improves

Canadian Great Lakes-Seaway shipping improved in May, strengthened by agricultural-related exports to Europe, steel imports and shipments of oversized project cargo like wind turbines for regional energy projects. “The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway has served as a reliable and cost-effective international trade conduit for North American farmers and manufacturers this spring amidst continuing global chaos

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CSL Group’s Guillaum Dubreuil appointed Chairman of St. Lawrence Shipoperators

Québec City – In a context of weakened logistics chains, domestic maritime transport is of the utmost importance, reaffirmed the members of the board of directors of the association representing Quebec ship operators, Armateurs du Saint-Laurent. At a meeting of the directors of Armateurs du Saint-Laurent held in the Magdalen Islands, they updated their action

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Clear Seas report assesses threat of climate change for Canada’s maritime environment

Vancouver –A report by the Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas) provides an overview of the threat climate change poses to Canada’s maritime environment. While many studies address the mitigation of the effects of climate change, the study on Climate Change Vulnerability of the Canadian Maritime Environment goes further and identifies a range of

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CN signal and communications workers launch strike

Some 750 Canadian National Railway Co. signal and communications workers began a strike on Saturday after negotiations failed to reach an agreement over benefits and wages, according to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The union had given a 72-hour strike notice on June 15. “CN has implemented its operational contingency plan,” said CN spokesman

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Hydrogen-powered equipment received by QSL at Port of Montreal

To promote and accelerate decarbonization of the shipping industry, QSL has received the hydrogen-powered equipment prototypes developed by European manufacturer Gaussin at the Port of Montreal. In partnership with Quebec producer Charbone Hydrogen, Gaussin is designing and developing vehicles and equipment for port and logistics operations. The use of alternative lower-carbon fuels to replace traditional

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