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ITF calls for greater regulation of global maritime transport

According to a report released by the International Transport Forum, an independent body within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), government regulators must extend their reach much deeper into container shipping to ensure fair competition. “Governments should build up their capacity to monitor competition in maritime transport,” said in a 2022 report entitled

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Port of Québec inaugurates new cruise terminal

To meet the growing enthusiasm for Québec City as a cruise destination, the Port of Québec now has a modern terminal as welcoming as the city itself. The official inauguration of Terminal 30 by Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Québec Port Authority, was attended by Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport, Minister Responsible for

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MSC terminal subsidiary unveils €700 million investment at Le Havre

MSC subsidiary Terminal Investment Limited (TiL), the sole shareholder of the TPO/TNMSC container terminals at Le Havre, has announced a major investment programme that will strengthen the port’s role as a gateway to North-western Europe. This €700 million investment will lead to the creation over the next six years of 900 jobs for dockers and 200 for maintenance workers. It will also prepare the

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Thunder Bay cargo volumes improving

Thunder Bay port activity was up during the month of June compared to the same period last year.  It was a strong month for potash and general cargo shipments, while grain volumes had a modest rebound, the port reported. Shipments of potash continued at a strong pace.  Ocean-going vessels exported more than 150,000 metric tons

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Great Lakes region maps strategy to reduce plastic waste

Chicago – The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), as part of its Circular Great Lakes initiative, has released an innovative five-year circular economy strategy and action plan for plastics. The Council is a bi-national forum fostering dialogue and collaboration among eight U.S. states and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The organization worked with a number of

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Drewry sees container shipping bull run subsiding

  In its latest Container Forecaster report, Drewry consultancy notes that while the over-heated global container shipping market has recently taken a turn, the lingering congestion will likely prevent a rapid return to normal.  Falling demand has driven container spot freight rates lower on a weekly basis over the last four months while high inflation

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Two-week strike at CN ends

Canadian National Railway (CN) has confirmed that a two-week strike that began on June 18 by 750 signals and communications workers will end just after midnight today. This follows an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to accept binding arbitration.  The IBEW had initially rejected CN’s proposal to resolve remaining differences, on

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