Carbon neutrality, territorial protection and improving the city-port interface: the Port of Montreal made a series of flagship commitments at the 2nd annual Montreal Climate Summit underway at the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay on May 9 and 10. The announcement was made in a speech by Martin Imbleau, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority, at the opening
Six autonomous drones are now performing daily flights in the Antwerp port area, a world first that will make an important contribution to the overall security of the complex port environment. Launched on May 5, the ‘D-Hive drone-in-a-box’ network is the result of a partnership between the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, DroneMatrix, SkeyDrone, and Proximus.
The first of the upsized EC5 vessels has arrived at the Port of Halifax. The ONE Stork, with carrying capacity of 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and 364 metres length overall, arrived at PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub on April 26. ONE is a member of THE Alliance which includes Hapag Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (ONE),
Sailing speeds by global shipping lines could decline by about 10% before 2025, predicts BIMCO, the world’s largest organization for shipowners, charterers, shipbrokers and ship agents. In slow steaming, a containership travels at a speed of 12-19 knots instead of the usual 20-24 knots. BIMCO notes that slow steaming was introduced in the aftermath
The Port of Montreal has won the Canadian Company of the Year Award from the Belgian Canadian Business Chamber (BCBC). The award was presented on April 27, 2023 at the BCBC Business Excellence Awards Gala to Guillaume Brossard, Vice-President, Development, Marketing and International Relations and Alain Berard, Director of Development and International Relations of
Norway’s biggest transportation enterprise, Torghatten AS, will soon launch the world’s first self-driving commercial passenger ferry, entirely powered by electricity. It will operate between the Stockholm islands of Kungsholmen and Södermalm in Sweden, commencing in June. The idea of autonomous urban ferries was hatched at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in
Florida-based Crowley will launch an end-to-end, integrated ocean and rail service between Mexico and the U.S. Midwest region and into Canada. Featuring Crowley’s new Mexico-U.S. ocean route in the Gulf, the service will leverage the inland rail network of Canadian National Railway Company and its U.S. rail subsidiaries (CN). The companies’ combined network provides
The Musqueam First Nations community and Ocean Group have signed a collaborative framework agreement to foster marine sector opportunities within Musqueam territory and potentially beyond. This agreement, signed in January 2023, provides for commitments that will prioritize economic and social benefits for the Musqueam community, and contracting opportunities for Ocean Group. This includes capacity