Western Europe’s two largest ports are experiencing declines in their container cargo, with loss of Russia business figuring prominently as a contributing factor. The Port of Rotterdam said today (Friday) it handled 10.9 million TEU during the first nine months of 2022, representing a decline of 4.4 percent from a year ago.
The members of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) are increasingly frustrated by the ongoing challenges and rising costs of doing business in Canada, CIFFA Executive Director Bruce Rodgers said in a statement released today. CIFFA’s members have increasingly been asking the Secretariat office to do more to raise awareness around the issues
Ports America, the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the United States, has announced its goal to achieve Green Marine environmental certification at various ports across the country. The rigorous program offers its participants, on the way to sustainable marine transportation, a comprehensive framework to measurably reduce their environmental footprint. To achieve certification, ports
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has encouraged the global shipping industry to take more action to reduce the risk of harm to endangered whale species. This is an issue that the shipping industry takes seriously and has resulted in the implementation of measures that aim to prevent collisions between whales and ships,
In its weekly ports update, Maersk has reported that Canada’s Port of Vancouver is experiencing the longest vessel wait times of any major ocean port in North America. Vancouver is “Experiencing heavy congestion,” the global shipping line said. Maersk vessels are waiting 26-28 days to unload, Maersk said. It estimated Vancouver’s yard utilization at
September proved to be a strong month for shipping on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, moving total cargo tonnage closer to 2021 levels. September shipments reached nearly 4.2 million tons, bringing the year-to-date shipping total to 23.4 million tons. While still 5.6% below the year-to-date total from last year, that gap continues to
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi-NPP satellite acquired this image of ship tracks on December 7, 2021. On that day, the tracks revealed several shipping lanes intersecting in the waters off the Pacific coast of North America. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory. A global standard limiting sulfur in ship fuel reduced artificial “ship
Quebec City – The Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Vincent Massey was delivered today to the CCG upon completion of conversion work by Chantier Davie in Lévis, Quebec. The CCGS Vincent Massey has arrived at its homeport in Québec City, Québec to prepare for the upcoming icebreaking season. The vessel joins the fleet of medium icebreakers that serve