PSA Halifax has unloaded two brand new mega Shipto-Shore (STS) cranes for its Atlantic Hub terminal on the south end of the port. These new ultra-large cranes will be added to the five existing super-post-panamax cranes at the terminal, thus allowing PSA Halifax to handle the largest container vessels deployed along the North
Seaspan announced it is making substantial investments to upgrade and expand its Vancouver Drydock infrastructure to help grow the company’s ship repair and maintenance operations and to better serve the Pacific Northwest. Seaspan received permit approval from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) in October 2023 to extend its North Vancouver drydock facilities to increase capacity
CN has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport and Ports America establishing a new intermodal service. The trial run of the service will launch in the coming weeks. “We are proud to be partnering with the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport and Ports America to
By Leo Ryan, Editor Canada’s Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan Jr. today introduced legislation which proposes to ban the use of replacement workers in federally regulated workplaces which include ports during a strike or lockout. The long-anticipated initiative drew rapid approval from labour union circles and sharp criticism from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The
Astatine Investment Partners, a leading private equity firm in Greenwich, CT focused on infrastructure investments, has announced that it has acquired McKeil Marine Limited, a Burlington, Ontario-based transportation company, from TorQuest Partners. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1956, McKeil is one of Canada’s leading marine transportation and project service
Brazilian mining giant Vale announced it has signed a contract with Omani shipowner Asyad to install rotor sails on a Valemax, the world’s largest ore carrier, which is 362 meters long, 65 meters wide and able to carry up to 400,000 metric tons of cargo. This technology, developed by British manufacturer Anemoi, uses wind
Accidental collisions between ships and whales are a global concern, and can occur wherever there is an overlap between whale activity and vessel traffic. To help seafarers plan their voyages to minimize the risk of collisions, the World Shipping Council (WSC) has launched the WSC Whale Chart. This navigational aid is the first global
As the 2023 cruise season winds down at the Port of Montreal, the Montreal Port Authority announced a 33% upswing in traffic over last year, with 51,000 passengers and 16,200 crew members. As a source of significant economic benefits for the city, Montreal’s cruise industry is proving that it is back in full swing.