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System-Wide Report: Great Lakes-Seaway cargo rose by 7% in 2021 

A new system-wide report from the Chamber of Marine Commerce shows that Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway ships carried an estimated 149 million metric tons of cargo to and from domestic ports and overseas markets during the 2021 shipping season — an increase of 7% over pandemic-stricken 2020. “This report paints a clear picture that the bi-national Great

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CSL Makes History by Carrying the Canada Games Torch on Board CSL St-Laurent

MONTREAL – In a historic first for Canada Steamship Lines (“CSL”), the Canada Games and Great Lakes shipping, the Canada Games Torch embarked on board the biodiesel-fuelled bulk carrier, CSL St-Laurent during a ceremony last evening at St-Lambert Lock near Montreal. As part of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games Torch Relay, the traditional Roly McLenahan torch is being carried on board CSL St-Laurent along

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CMPA President, Capt. Simon Pelletier, re-elected President of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association for third term

OTTAWA – Earlier today, on the opening day of the 25th Congress of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) in Cancún, the President of the Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association (CMPA), Capt. Simon Pelletier, was re-elected as IMPA President for a third consecutive four-year term. Capt. Pelletier was first elected in Panama in 2014, and was

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The Ports of Montréal, Québec and Trois-Rivières Look to Jointly Strengthen the St. Lawrence Corridor

MONTRÉAL and TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC – The Port Authorities of Montréal, Québec and Trois-Rivières have announced the creation of a working group to identify and facilitate the implementation of joint initiatives. The signing of a collaboration agreement between these three ports on the St. Lawrence River is motivated by strategic, environmental, and economic factors. The three ports

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Port of Halifax targets 1.6 million TEUs by 2070

 Halifax, NS – The Halifax Port Authority 50-Year Plan looks at port planning to 2070 and the various benchmarks that will trigger expansion projects.“Our goal is to build smart, in a way that is financially and environmentally sustainable, and that complements our surrounding community,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “We

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Lowering containership emissions through Just In Time arrivals

Just In Time (JIT) arrivals allow ships to optimise speed during their voyage to arrive in port when berth, fairway and nautical services are available. Containerships can reduce fuel consumption and resulting carbon dioxide emissions by 14% on a per voyage basis using JIT arrival, according to a new study, commissioned by the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050’s

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