Oslo – Today, the world’s first electric and self-propelled container ship – Yara Birkeland – completed its maiden voyage in the Oslo fjord. “We are proud to be able to showcase the world’s first fully electric and self-propelled container ship. It will cut 1,000 tonnes of CO2 and replace 40,000 trips by diesel-powered trucks a year, said Svein Tore Holsether,
According to UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2021, global consumer prices will rise significantly in the year ahead until shipping supply chain disruptions are unblocked and port constraints and terminal inefficiencies are tackled. The recovery of the global economy is threatened by high freight rates, which are likely to continue in the coming months. The
Canada’s largest port is hoping that normal operations can be restored this weekend after record-breaking torrential rains last weekend on Vancouver Island caused severe flooding and mudslides that submerged the Trans-Canada Highway and the tracks of the Canadian Pacific and CN railways. There is no certainty when the vital rail services will actually resume, despite
To shift port containers off congested highways and reduce pollution, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg backs an increase in federal funding for ‘Marine Highway’ vessels operating on the nation’s waterways. He voiced this view at a media briefing on November 16 at the Port of Los Angeles, which has been heavily congested by containerships for months.
Great Lakes-Seaway Canadian ports and operators are expecting the final two months of the season to be busy following solid cargo volumes in October. According to the latest figures, St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments between March 22 and October 31 totalled 28.5 million metric tons, up 1.9% from the same period last year. General cargo
Saint John – The Board of Directors for Port Saint John has announced the appointment of Craig Bell Estabrooks as President and Chief Executive Officer. Assuming his post on November 22, he succeeds Capt. Chris Hall, who acted as Interim President and CEO since July. Over the past decade, Craig has worked in progressively responsible
The Arctic Gateway Group (AGG) has pressed the pause button on shipments of grain from The Port of Churchill in Northern Manitoba for the 2022 season while extensive repairs continue to the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR). The Port of Churchill, on Hudson Bay is Canada’s only Arctic deep-water port. The November 16 news release by
For the first time in its fifty-year history, Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, the largest terminal operator at the Port of Montreal, joined efforts with Fracht FWO Inc., an international freight forwarder with a strong presence in North America, to receive a cargo vessel originating directly from Asia.. “MGT is particularly proud to have teamed up with Fracht in making history,” said Michael Fratianni, President and CEO