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Federal funding announcement on Montreal Contrecoeur project “a question of weeks”

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Maritime Magazine An announcement from Transport Minister Omar Alghabra outlining federal financial support for the Port of Montreal’s big Contrecoeur container terminal project is “a question of weeks, not months.” So indicated today Martin Imbleau, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority, on the occasion of the port’s annual board

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Escalating exports at Port of Montreal

  Despite the economic slowdown, Canadian export companies are managing to maintain a level of activity higher than last year, according to an analysis of Port of Montreal traffic for the first quarter of 2023. Total cargo for Q1 amounted to 8.2 million tonnes, representing a 5.2% increase from a year ago. Container traffic declined

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CN, UP, and GMXT announce continental intermodal service

  CN, Union Pacific Railroad and GMXT have announced the creation of Falcon Premium intermodal service, a best-in-class Mexico-US-Canada service with a seamless rail connection in Chicago, Illinois. The service will directly connect all CN origin points within Canada and Detroit, Michigan to GMXT terminals in Mexico: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and Silao, Guanajuato. This service

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Two dozen shipping companies take part in California speed reduction program to protect whales

  Twenty three shipping companies, including Canada’s CSL Group, participated in Protecting Blue Whales & Blue Skies vessel speed reduction program in 2022, contributing to cleaner air, safer whales, and a quieter ocean. Companies are recognized for their vessels transiting at ten knots or less in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Southern California region. The

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Canada West Foundation sees RBT2 as important factor for future Indo-Pacific trade

  Calgary – The Canada West Foundation (CWF) has welcomed the federal government’s approval last Thursday of the Port of Vancouver’s Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion. This decision sends a much-needed positive signal to global markets that Canada can build the infrastructure needed to enable trade, the CWF declared. “The federal government’s Indo-Pacific Strategy recognizes

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BC government partners with Port of Prince Rupert for cleaner, greener trade

  The British Columbia government announced it is expanding the Integrated Marketplace initiative to the Port of Prince Rupert to reduce emissions and create economic opportunities through local innovation that will help create the greenest port in Canada. As a key action in the StrongerBC Economic Plan, the Integrated Marketplace initiative matches local innovators with

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