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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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System-Wide Report: Great Lakes-Seaway cargo rose by 7% in 2021 

A new system-wide report from the Chamber of Marine Commerce shows that Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway ships carried an estimated 149 million metric tons of cargo to and from domestic ports and overseas markets during the 2021 shipping season — an increase of 7% over pandemic-stricken 2020. “This report paints a clear picture that the bi-national Great

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CSL Makes History by Carrying the Canada Games Torch on Board CSL St-Laurent

MONTREAL – In a historic first for Canada Steamship Lines (“CSL”), the Canada Games and Great Lakes shipping, the Canada Games Torch embarked on board the biodiesel-fuelled bulk carrier, CSL St-Laurent during a ceremony last evening at St-Lambert Lock near Montreal. As part of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games Torch Relay, the traditional Roly McLenahan torch is being carried on board CSL St-Laurent along

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CMPA President, Capt. Simon Pelletier, re-elected President of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association for third term

OTTAWA – Earlier today, on the opening day of the 25th Congress of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) in Cancún, the President of the Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association (CMPA), Capt. Simon Pelletier, was re-elected as IMPA President for a third consecutive four-year term. Capt. Pelletier was first elected in Panama in 2014, and was

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