Windsor, ON – Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra today announced $12.5 million in funding to launch the Ballast Water Innovation Program as part of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan. The program, which is a central component of the Government of Canada’s efforts to advance the implementation and enforcement of the 2021 Ballast Water Regulations, will play an important role in further reducing the spread of
The Port of Sept-Îles and LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc. are proud to announce that they have collectively reached a significant milestone of 50 million tonnes of iron ore handled since the Port’s Multi-User Wharf facility was commissioned in March 2018. This milestone reflects both the significant growth of the mining industry and the operational excellence
Halifax, NS — Global Spatial Technology Solutions, a Maritime Intelligence company today announced that it will collaborate with the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) in providing a Green Shipping Corridor capability using the OCIANATM platform. The Green Shipping Corridor capability enables vessels to establish an initially low and ultimately zero-carbon emissions route while matching their arrival with berth
The Port of Toronto moved more than 2.3 million metric tonnes of cargo in 2022, its highest recorded cargo levels in 18 years, and welcomed a record 41 cruise ships and more than 12,000 visitors to its Cruise Ship Terminal. This record year in marine imports and cruise ship activity highlights the important role the port
LÉVIS, QC – Kateri Champagne Jourdain, Minister of Employment and Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord Region, and Martine Biron, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, announced an investment of $3,514,870 for training in the marine sector. This financial support will
The opening date for the 2023 navigation season on the St. Lawrence Seaway has been scheduled for 0800 hours on March 22 on both the Welland Canal and Montreal-Lake Ontario sections. Ship transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions, the Canadian and US Seaway agencies announced. Restrictions may apply in some areas
The Port of Montreal has earmarked $335+ million in its new five-year investment plan for its infrastructure on the Island of Montreal. These investments are necessary to consolidate the Port of Montreal’s status as a trade platform at the heart of the strategic St. Lawrence corridor, to support the energy transition, and to promote harmonious cohabitation with the neighbouring community.
By Michael Grey* You would almost think that it is a seasonal phenomenon, these regular warnings about ships’ machinery grinding to a standstill on account of something nasty having been introduced into the bunker tanks. The consequences of off-spec or non-compliant fuel are generally dire, ranging from wrecked machinery, to expensive operations to purge the