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Big increase of Port of Halifax container cargo in 2021

The Port of Halifax reports that containerized cargo volume increased in Q4 2021 and also posted a substantial overall growth last year. Containerized throughput for Q4 was 161,308 TEUs and for all of 2021 amounted to 595,761 TEUs versus 507,185 TEUs in 2020 and 547,000 TEUs in 2019.  “Terminal operators PSA Halifax and Ceres Halifax,

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CN names Tracy Robinson as new President and CEO

Montreal — CN announced that it has appointed Tracy Robinson as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its Board of Directors, effective February 28, 2022. This appointment follows the previously announced retirement of Jean-Jacques (“JJ”) Ruest, who will depart CN’s Board on February 28, 2022 but remain at CN in an

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Logistec and IEA form U.S. offshore wind alliance

Indianapolis – Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (IEA), a leading infrastructure company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise, has announced a new strategic alliance with LOGISTEC USA Inc., a subsidiary of LOGISTEC Corporation , a cargo handling and marine services provider with 25 port locations within the United States. IEA intends to leverage its

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Canadian Coast Guard created 60 years ago today

On January 26, 1962, the creation of the Canadian Coast Guard was announced. “Since that day, the familiar red and white hulls of the Canadian Coast Guard fleet have become a part of our national heritage, a reassuring symbol of service and safety, a beacon of hope for mariners in distress and a source of

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Global container lines stigmatize proposed changes to Europe’s Green Deal

Through the World Shipping Council, container carriers today took strong issue with the European Parliament’s proposed amendments to Europe’s cap-and-trade emissions trading system (ETS) which integrates maritime transport as of 2023. They affirmed the changes will “corrupt” the system and reduce its effectiveness in curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, putting the EU Green Deal at

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North American ports account for 80% of global port congestion

According to a new performance indicator unveiled by logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel, four-fifths of global port congestion today originates from North America while cumulative container delays currently stand at 11.6 million TEU “waiting days.”   A “normal” level of congestion at the 13 ports measured by the performance indicator would be under 1 million

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Canadian Coast Guard decommissions vessel “beyond economical repair”

Following 59 years of dedicated service, the Canadian Coast Guard’s oldest serving vessel, the CCGS Hudson is being decommissioned. In November 2021, a failure of the starboard propulsion engine placed the CCGS Hudson out of service. “Due to the scale of the problem and the time and cost to repair it, combined with the costs associated with an upcoming

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