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U.S. Great Lakes ports castigate “casual pace” of resolving strike by Canadian Seaway employees

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA), which represents 15 ports, today issued a blistering statement qualifying as “an outrage” what it called the “casual pace” allegedly displayed by the parties and the Canadian government” in addressing the resolution of a strike launched Sunday by 360 unionized Canadian employees on

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Vessel speed regulations must be strengthened to save North Atlantic right whales

  Oceana has released a new report finding that most boats are speeding through slow zones designed to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, of which only around 340 remain. Oceana analyzed boat speeds from November 2020 through July 2022 in slow zones established by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along the U.S. East

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Remembering the 1968 Seaway strike…

  By Leo Ryan, Editor As this iconic historical photo shows, the beautiful tranquil town of Lanoraie, 60 kilometres northeast of Montreal, once had a great many visitors at anchor in the facing waters of the mighty St. Lawrence River. The vessels were among the more than 300 that were idled between June 21 and

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Rare strike shuts down St. Lawrence Seaway

  By Leo Ryan, Editor For only the second time since it was established in 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway, a vital bi-national corridor linking the Atlantic Ocean to the industrial heartland of North America, has been shut down due to a strike by Seaway workers. Some 361 workers in Ontario and Quebec began a

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Unifor working around the clock to avert a St. Lawrence Seaway strike

  By Leo Ryan, Editor  The Unifor union this afternoon indicated it was willing to continue negotiations with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation after the scheduled bargaining dates to attempt to reach an agreement before a strike would shut down all operations along the Seaway at 11:59 p.m., Saturday, October 21. Should such a

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Port of Prince Rupert starting construction of $750 million export logistics project

  The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has announced the beginning of construction on the Ridley Island Export Logistics Project (RIELP), an innovative large-scale logistics project that will provide expanded capacity and capabilities for rail-to-container transloading of multiple export products at the Port of Prince Rupert. Total capital investment will be approximately $750 million, and

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