Coinciding with growing evidence that many world economies are emerging from a devastating pandemic, this summer 2021 issue has a generally upbeat tone in its treatment of the two main features: an annual review of key developments at Canadian ports and how terminal operators are gearing up to meet demand flowing from economic recovery. A more sobering and incisive approach is to be found in Editor Leo Ryan’s column (First Watch) devoted to the un-level playing field recently created between Canada and the United States on ballast water regulations.
Maritime Magazine is a privately-owned, bilingual quarterly publication that for more than 25 years has been strongly focusing on maritime/multimodal developments in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence region, the Canadian Atlantic and Pacific Coast trades as well as the evolution of Arctic shipping.
In addition to timely features and news stories, our Atlantic Horizons, Pacific Horizons, Europe Horizons and Arctic Horizons columns are highly appreciated by our wide readership in Canada, the United States and overseas.
In light of the various important dimensions of the marine industry covered in this issue, we decided to elaborate a cover that could best illustrate three themes of particular interest. The top photo is a spectacular shot of the Port of Sept-îles which is capitalizing on a global commodity boom. Just below, you have one of the two container facilities of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), the biggest container operator at the Port of Montreal. And at the bottom an image to accompany a special report on a controversy gathering force in North America on ballast water regulations.