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Transport Canada invests in two projects to improve supply chain efficiency in New Brunswick

Saint John -The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Member of Parliament for Saint-John—Rothesay,  Wayne Long, have announced more than $42 million for two new projects under the National Trade Corridors Fund. These projects will help improve supply chain efficiency for Canadian shippers in Saint John and McAdam, New Brunswick. The Government of Canada will contribute: $21.16 million to upgrade rail terminals

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Middle East ports ranked as most efficient amid global pandemic

Washington — Ports in the Middle East took four of the top five spots in the second edition of the global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) developed by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence. The two largest U.S. ports, Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as Canada’s biggest port, Vancouver, were categorized as the least efficient

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Early 2022 Seaway season marked by lower shipments

Canadian Great Lakes ports posted lower overall tonnage shipments during March and April due in part to ice conditions and less available Prairie grain for export.  However, road salt, Ontario corn and soybeans, Prairie potash and steel imports were strong performers.Ice conditions in Lake Superior in the early part of the season hampered ship traffic

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Massachusetts targets $100 million investment in wind ports

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has committed the state to invest $100 million into the development of three ports to advance the rapid growth of the offshore wind sector.He highlighted the success with the start of the Vineyard Wind project as an incentive to accelerate the development of ports and projects in New Bedford, Salem, and

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ILO adopts increased minimum wage for seafarers

Geneva – The minimum monthly basic wage for able seafarers is to be raised, following a resolution agreed by a subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC)  of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The meeting agreed to raise the ILO minimum basic wage for an able seafarer to US$658 as of 1 January 2023. The rate will

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Canadian ports seen losing out on ecommerce-related shipments from Asia

By Colin Laughlan Vancouver – Canadian ports are losing out on ecommerce-related shipments from Asia because we don’t have the technology to facilitate the required international data exchange. “It’s a big loss,” said an international trade data executive (per photo) speaking at the IAPH’s World Ports Conference which wrapped up yesterday in Vancouver.Vikram Patil, Associate

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