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Climate change could cost $25 billion annually to global ports and shipping industry 

A new report reveals that the global shipping and port industry is susceptible to billions of dollars in infrastructure damage and trade disruption from climate change impacts. Authored by RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, for Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), “Act Now or Pay Later: The Costs of Climate Inaction for Ports and Shipping” explores data on

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Big comeback for cruises at Port of Montreal

This spring, after two seasons cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, cruises are set to make a great comeback at the Port of Montreal. A total of 46 port visits are scheduled for 2022 between May and September. Depending on each ship’s occupancy rate, this will bring between 40,000 and 50,000 passengers. Good news for

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CP Rail shuts down operations

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Soon after CP Rail operations shut down early Sunday and several thousand workers headed to picket lines in a confusing situation, Canadian Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan urged the contending sides to reach “a quick resolution.” Amidst the impasse and shutdown, negotiations were nevertheless continuing in the presence of a federal

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Seaborne trade with Russia has plunged by more than 55% 

Maritime trade with Russia has more than halved since the invasion of Ukraine began three weeks ago, according to a report from UK-based Sky News. The latter is part of the Trust Project Network of 200 news sites as partners. The dramatic fall in seaborne trade is three and half times greater than at the

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PSA Halifax investing in two new super Post-Panamax cranes

PSA Halifax LP today announced a significant investment in two additional Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore container gantry cranes. They will be due for delivery in early 2023 to its Atlantic Hub terminal located at Canada’s east coast.  The new Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes will offer enhanced outreach (24-wide) capable of spanning the largest vessels being deployed

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ACPA welcomes easing of travel restrictions for cruise passengers 

Ottawa – The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) has welcomed the Government of Canada’s announcement of a further relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions. Effective April 1,  fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. This will ease the visitor experience for cruise passengers

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CP Rail set to halt operations Sunday if labor negotiations fail

CP Rail has issued a 72-hour notice to the Teamsters Rail Conference that it plans to lock out some 3,000 employees early Sunday if the union and the company are unable to come to a negotiated settlement or agree to binding arbitration. The Calgary-based railway said it tabled an offer Tuesday that was rejected  to

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Large module represents next phase for LNG Canada project in Kitimat 

  A critical piece of infrastructure more than 10 storeys high has arrived at the LNG Canada project site in Kitimat, B.C., in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation, marking another phase in construction activities at Canada’s first major liquified natural gas facility. Measuring 35 metres in height and weighing 4,618 metric tonnes, the

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