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The Port of Montreal is elated by Canada's contribution to a project promoting fluidity

Le Port de Montréal se réjouit de la contribution du Canada en vue d'améliorer la fluidité

2019-08-12

 

This morning, an announcement of vital importance to the smooth flow of freight transport at the Port of Montreal was made by Canada's Transport Minister, Marc Garneau: through the National Trade Corridors Fund, the Government of Canada is allocating $18.5 million to the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) for its $37 million project to increase freight mobility. The MPA will also be investing $18.5 million in the project.
By banking on greater fluidity and efficiency, this project addresses the constant growth in cargo volumes transiting the Port of Montreal each year. It is noteworthy that since 2009, the total number of goods handled has grown by 58% to 39 million tonnes in 2018, a fifth consecutive record year. In addition to its expansion projects and massive investments in its infrastructure to increase land capacity, particularly at the Viau Terminal and in Contrecoeur, the MPA is doing everything possible to improve, modernize and streamline the management of cargo and containers on its docks.

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Government of Canada invests at the Port of Johnstown

Le gouvernement du Canada investit au port de Johnstown

2019-08-06

 

JOHNSTOWN, ON  - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced a major investment of $4.8 million for a project that will increase efficiency at the Port of Johnstown and move Canadian goods to international markets.

To improve productivity at the port, which is located on the west bank of the St. Lawrence Seaway, nine ageing grain loading spouts will be replaced with four more efficient and modern spouts so that larger vessels can be loaded more quickly. A new grain bin will be added to increase the port's storage capacity. This renewal and expansion work will ensure the Port of Johnstown can grow as a strategically located major export gateway for Eastern Canada's agricultural producers

 

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MOL looks at synthetic methane to sail towards zero emissions

MOL se penche sur le méthane synthétique pour atteindre le zéro émission

2019-08-05

 

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., a world leading shipowner today announced that it has joined the Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group (Note 1) and launched the "Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels." The working group aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in international shipping's value chains by using synthetic methane (methanation fuel) as an alternative to fossil fuel. Synthetic methane is generated by methanation technology that combines CO2 with renewable energy-derived hydrogen.

In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which studies measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in international shipping, set the goals-reduce CO2 emissions by 40% per unit of transport by 2030, and total GHG emissions by 50% by 2050, compared to 2008, and to zero GHG emissions as early as possible in this century.

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Government of Canada announces construction of new icebreakers

Le gouvernement du Canada annonce la construction de nouveaux brise-glaces

2019-08-02

 

August 2, 2019-Iqaluit, Nunavut- The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that the Coast Guard will be procuring six new program icebreakers to replace its current aging fleet of icebreakers.

Minister Wilkinson also announced, on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, that the Government of Canada is officially launching a competitive process, through an Invitation to Qualify, to add a third Canadian shipyard as a strategic partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). This new shipyard will build the new program icebreakers for the Coast Guard.

It is an open secret that this is the Davie shipyard that has been pressuring Ottawa for many years to be included in the SNCN. The Lévis shipyard alone accounts for 50% of Canada's shipbuilding capacity.

Coast Guard program icebreakers are essential to Canada's economy by supporting year-round marine trade in Eastern Canada, the St. Lawrence waterway and the Great Lakes. They enable eastern Canadian ferries to operate during the winter time, and are critical to Canada's commercial fisheries. The program icebreakers are also used to provide service to Canada's northern residents by supporting the annual re-supply of goods to Canada's Arctic communities and their industries.

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PSA International arrives in Halifax

2019-08-01

Halifax, NS - PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) has completed the acquisition of the only container terminal in Eastern Canada that can handle mega container vessels, Halterm Container Terminal at the Port of Halifax.  Halterm operates three container berths with depth of up to 16 metres and is currently undergoing further berth expansion, including the delivery of a fifth Super Post-Panamax Crane, which will enable it to handle two mega container vessels at the same time in 2020.

PSA International is a world-renown terminal operator with a network of over 50 coastal, rail and inland terminals in 18 countries. "We are excited to welcome Halterm into PSA's global family of ports, as PSA's first coastal terminal in Canada. We look forward to working alongside the Halifax Port Authority, customers, staff and the local community, as well as key stakeholders like the International Longshoremen's Association and Canadian National Railway Company (CN) to further enhance Halterm's capabilities and connectivity to serve the needs of shippers in the greater hinterland of Canada and beyond," said Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International.

"With international reach, deep knowledge of the international shipping industry and strong global partnerships, we look forward to working with PSA International, sharing with them best practices and developing new technologies and digital strategies that will position the Port of Halifax for future growth, for the benefit of both our organizations, for Halifax, for Nova Scotia and all of Canada," said Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. "On behalf of the port community in Halifax, I would also like to recognize and thank Macquarie Infrastructure Partners for what has been a valuable business relationship over the past many years." Photo HPA

 
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