Halifax- The Royal Canadian Navy has christened two new ice-classed patrol ships, the HMCS Margaret Brooke and HMCS Max Bernays, two WWII heroes who served with distinction at sea. “This is a proud day for our team of over 2100 shipbuilders,” said Kevin Mooney, President of Irving Shipbuilding at the double naming ceremony on Sunday. “From our team to
Montréal – The Corporation of Mid St. Lawrence Pilots is celebrating its 150th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the organization is launching the travelling exhibition Veiller au grain : un fleuve et ses pilotes which will be on display from May 30 to October 3, 2022, along the banks of 18 riverside municipalities between Montreal
Teams from the Montreal Port Authority were elated to welcome the first call of the CMA-CGM MONTREAL on May 25, 2022, at 2 p.m. With a length of 200 metres and a capacity of 2,500 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), this vessel named after Quebec’s largest city will link the Port of Montreal to the markets of Northern Europe.
Saint John -The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Member of Parliament for Saint-John—Rothesay, Wayne Long, have announced more than $42 million for two new projects under the National Trade Corridors Fund. These projects will help improve supply chain efficiency for Canadian shippers in Saint John and McAdam, New Brunswick. The Government of Canada will contribute: $21.16 million to upgrade rail terminals
Washington — Ports in the Middle East took four of the top five spots in the second edition of the global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) developed by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence. The two largest U.S. ports, Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as Canada’s biggest port, Vancouver, were categorized as the least efficient
According to the latest forecast by UK shipping consultancy Drewry, the world container shipping industry could post an unprecedented half a trillion dollars of operating profit by the end of 2022. This would far exceed the record $190 billion profit made in 2021 in a global shipping environment dominated by astronomical freight rates and severe
The ports of Vancouver and Seattle, City and Borough of Juneau (Alaska), various cruise lines, as well as the Global Maritime Forum, Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, and Washington Maritime Blue have announced a new commitment to explore the feasibility of the world’s first cruise-led green corridor in the Pacific Northwest of North America.The First Mover
Canadian Great Lakes ports posted lower overall tonnage shipments during March and April due in part to ice conditions and less available Prairie grain for export. However, road salt, Ontario corn and soybeans, Prairie potash and steel imports were strong performers.Ice conditions in Lake Superior in the early part of the season hampered ship traffic