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Halifax wraps up banner cruise season

2010-11-01

The Port of Halifax has concluded another successful cruise season, welcoming 260,000 passengers who came aboard 127 vessels.

Last cruise vessel to call at the Nova Scotia port was the Queen Mary 2 on Oct. 30 (per photo).

Destination Halifax estimates that 8% of all tourists visiting Halifax. The economic impact is estimated at $50 million from passengers, crew and cruise lines.

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Quebec Stevedoring and CN partners
in Chicago multi-modal facility

Arrimage Québec s'associe au CN à Chicago

2010-11-01

Canadian National Railway and a division of Quebec Stevedoring Company Limited (QSL) have announced the construction of a new multi-modal steel transloading facility that will be located in the Port of Chicago. The agreement between CN and North America Stevedoring Company (NASCO) was announced on November 1.

Slated to open as early as January 2011, the facility will be situated on 190 acres of land adjacent to CN's Kirk Yard and Interstate highway 90, about 20 km  south of downtown Chicago.

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Giant cruise ship begins service

2010-10-29

Sister ship of the biggest cruise vessel ever built, the Allure of the Seas, set sail in late October on its maiden voyage to its homeport, Fort Lauderdale.

Built by STX yards in Turku, Finland, the 225,000-ton ship owned by Royal Caribbean is 361 metres long and 66 metres wide. There are 2,700 cabins that can accommodate 6,360 passengers.

To pass under the Danish bridge Storebaelt, one of the largest suspension bridges in the world, the vessel can navigate by retracting by seven metres its specially-designed stacks. (Photo: STX Europe)

 
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Port of Sept-Îles wins Prix du Saint-Laurent

Le Port de Sept-Îles remporte le Prix du Saint-Laurent

2010-10-28

The St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES)  announced the selection of the Port of Sept-Îles as the recipient of its 2010 St. Lawrence Award for several projects significantly contributing to economic progress while respecting the principles of sustainable development. The announcement was made on Oct. 26 at a well-attended reception in the Québec National Assembly which marked the climax of the 10th edition of Québec Marine Day.

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Mario Girard succeeding Ross Gaudreault

Mario Girard succède à Ross Gaudreault

2010-10-26

Yvon Bureau, Chair of the Québec Port Authority, has announced the appointment of Mario Girard as President and CEO of the QPA, effective on January 1, 2011. He will succeed Ross Gaudreault, who indicated earlier this year that he will retire on Dec. 31 after being at the helm of the port for 21 years.

Mr. Girard has more than 25 years experience in the business sector, both locally and internationally. He has notably built a strong reputation in information technology, having established Gespro Technologies and Nstein Technologies

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