September 15, 2017
Canadian Ports Look to the Future
With the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the passing of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and significant investments in a national trade corridor fund, the importance of Canada’s import and export markets has once again come to the fore, with our ports at the centre of these new opportunities..
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September 15, 2017
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority wins marine environment award
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is honoured to win a 2017 North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) award for its marine environment protection initiatives.
September 13, 2017
Metlakatla Nation improves local harvesting opportunities through Port partnership
The coastal community of Metlakatla will be starting to harvest homegrown fresh produce year-round thanks to a contribution from the Port of Prince Rupert's Community Investment Fund.
September 7, 2017
THE MONTREAL PORT AUTHORITY AND HAROPA SIGN AN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT
A year after Hervé Martel's visit to Canada, as the President of HAROPA, the Montreal Port Authority and HAROPA have signed an international cooperation agreement on the occasion of the Sister Ports Conferences which took place in Paris, Rouen and Le Havre from September 4th to September 6th, 2017.
September 6, 2017
Shipments through Thunder Bay's port continue upswing, say officials
Thunder Bay's port continues to see strong shipping numbers this year, with overall cargo shipments up 17 per cent over 2016 as of August 31. According to the Thunder Bay Port Authority, August saw shipments rise slightly above the 10-year average for the month, coming in at 750,000 metric tonnes and buoyed by strong potash and coal volumes.
August 29, 2017
PORT OF PRINCE RUPERT COMPLETES FAIRVIEW TERMINAL EXPANSION
The Port of Prince Rupert can now accommodate the largest container vessels in the world, following DP World's expansion of its Fairview Container Terminal that increases the Port's container-handling capacity to 1.35 million TEUs annually.
August 18, 2017
S&P GLOBAL RATINGS AFFIRMS HALIFAX PORT AUTHORITY'S A+ CREDIT RATING
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed Halifax Port Authority's investment-grade credit rating of 'A+' as strong financial performance continues.
August 11, 2017
Shore Power Project completed - Cruise ships can now be powered by electricity at the Port of Montréal
The Montréal Port Authority (MPA) is pleased to announce that its shore power project has been completed and that vessels docking at the Port of Montréal's new cruise terminal can now be powered by electricity. This two-pronged project is expected to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2,800 tonnes per year. Shore power is a very effective way to reduce air emissions from marine diesel engines. It leads to better ambient air quality by enabling ships to turn off their engines and connect to the power grid for the power they need while they are docked.
August 8, 2017
Montreal a major 'turnaround' port for eastern voyages
Over the past few years, Montréal has become a major "turnaround" port for Eastern Canada - that is, a port where passengers from one voyage disembark, while another group of guests embarks for the next cruise.
July 26, 2017
The Port of Québec at its Very Best to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation!
It has been a long time since we have seen so many people at the Port of Québec. In a picture-perfect setting, cheering crowds and enthusiastic crews made RDV2017 an unprecedented success. Tuesday, July 18, even before the event was launched and the visits began, curious crowds squeezed onto the wharves to watch the tall ships arrive.
July 25, 2017
Rotary-Led Waterfront Trail Project Enabled Through Port Community Funding
One of Prince Rupert's public waterfront walkways will be reopened after more than a decade, the result of a $1.1 million rehabilitation project that will begin this summer.
July 21, 2017
MULTI-USER DOCK GENERATES LOCAL SPINOFFS
The Port of Sept-Îles is delighted that Société ferroviaire et portuaire de Pointe-Noire (SFPPN) has retained local contractor Groupe G7 to build the conveyor that will link the multi-user dock to SFPPN storage facilities. This local contract, a $15 million investment on the part of SFPPN, is in keeping with the agreements stipulating that users of the multi-user dock are responsible for linking it to their storage facilities.
July 21, 2017
Bahri's new state of art 26,000 DWT RoCon vessels call Port Saint John
As part of their ongoing joint marketing strategy to increase global shipping services at Port Saint John, DP World and port officials today jointly welcome Bahri as the newest shipping line to call regularly at DP World Cargo Terminals located in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
July 20, 2017
Unique study to measure how vessel speed affects underwater noise and killer whales earns strong support from industry
Fifty-three marine shipping industry organizations, along with Washington State Ferries, have committed to participate in a voluntary study, the first of its kind, to focus on the relationship between slower vessel speeds, underwater noise levels and effects on southern resident killer whales.
July 19, 2017
Seaway cargo up 20% as waterway supports economic growth
Total cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway are up 20 per cent this year as the marine highway supports business growth from key sectors of the North American economy.
July 3, 2017
The newest terminal on the St. Lawrence River to be operated by Groupe Somavrac
The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) and Groupe
Somavrac announced today the signing of a long-term agreement to operate Terminal 13 at
the Port of Trois-Rivières. This terminal, with a surface area of 23,000 m2, as well as Pier 13,
was restored in 2016 and has been in operation since January 2017.
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