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Federal agency announces environmental assessment of Trois-Rivières port expansion project

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) announced it is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Trois-Rivières Port Facilities Expansion Project. The public and Indigenous peoples are invited to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in the proponent’s summary of

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CMA CGM signs multi-year deal for Abu Dhabi container hub

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Abu Dhabi Ports, the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, and France-based CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics today announced the signing of a 35-year concession agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, a new terminal will be established in Khalifa Port, the first semi-automated

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Launching of world’s first IMO-type B Very Large Ethane Carrier

SHANGHAI – The world’s first IMO Type B Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC), the ABS-Classed Pacific Ineos Belstaff, has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard. The first of an order of four of the largest VLECs ever commissioned, the 99,000 cbm dual-fuel vessel is designed for long-haul ethane transportation but can also handle other liquified gas cargoes

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Maersk and CP open Pacific Transload Express facility

Vancouver – Maersk and Canadian Pacific (CP) opened on September 9 the new 117,000 square foot, 103 door Pacific Transload Express facility designed to make Asia/Pacific Northwest (PNW) supply chains more resilient, flexible and cost-effective.  The ability to transload international containers into domestic 53-foot trailers enables customers to achieve overall cost savings (per cubic metre) for

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CMA CGM stops all spot rate increases

French carrier CMA CGM made a striking announcement today to cancel all spot rate increases in an overheated global market with a view to prioritizing its long-term relationship with customers in the face of an unprecedented situation in the shipping industry. This decision is effective immediately until February 1, 2022. Since the beginning of 2021,

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Wendy Zatylny departing as ACPA President

The Association of Canadian Port Authorities and its Board of Directors announced that effective October 4, 2021, ACPA President Wendy Zatylny will be leaving the organization to start the next chapter of her exemplary career. “We are saddened to see Wendy leave the organization but are grateful for her tireless efforts over the past 9

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NYK and Orca AI partner on safety research for autonomous vessels

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and MTI Co. Ltd. (MTI) have installed Orca AI’s Automatic Ship Target Recognition System onto an NYK Group ship for research on the future of autonomous operations within the maritime industry. The success of the trial will take all companies one step closer to the creation of an autonomous cargo

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Thordon Bearings salutes Canada’s ocean protection initiatives

Thordon Bearings has praised the government’s Innovative Solutions Canada initiative for encouraging more of the country’s entrepreneurs, innovators and manufacturers to design solutions in support of Transport Canada’s Ocean Protection Plan. The $1.5 billion plan, about which the fourth annual report was published in June, is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts

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