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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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World ports conference focused on data sharing and supply chain digitalization

By Colin LaughlanVancouver – The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAHP) wound up its World Ports Conference 2022 on May 18 with a single theme dominating a three-day roster of international experts from the global maritime sector. Delivering a concerted message for a hastened economic recovery in the post-pandemic world, industry and government leaders

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Assises québécoises du secteur maritime underlines decade of growth

TROIS-RIVIÈRES – A major finding to launch the second edition of the Assises québécoises du transport maritime: despite the crisis caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, the industry as a whole has experienced significant growth in its activities over the past decade and shows promise for the future.According to the first State of Maritime Transport,

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On our Forum: Canadian Port Authorities look to Port Modernization

*By Carl Laberge There has never been as much attention to the importance of Canada’s supply chain than right now, with pandemic-related product shortages, geopolitical changes and severe weather events garnering public and political interest in Canada’s essential links for trade. The federal government’s Supply Chain Task Force and the House of Commons Transport and

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