Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway expected to be bustling this spring with vessels full of grain for export
Marine Delivers Magazine
A huge increase in worldwide R&D is required to scale up zero-carbon technologies for the marine sector.
Canadian ship operators are pulling out all the stops to reduce their carbon emissions with new alternative fuel trials and improved ship designs.
To say that the past year has been a tumultuous one for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence economy would be a dramatic understatement. Robert Kavcic, Senior Economist for BMO Capital Markets, gives his 2021 forecast for the region.
New ‘Partnership Roadmap’ provides opportunity for government officials to form bilateral agreement for domestic fleets
International shipping has proven resilient through the pandemic but challenges remain with new waves of COVID and obtaining vaccinations for seafarers.
Arctic haulers race against time and COVID-19
Great Lakes-Seaway shipping helps clear container backlog with ship transit from Montreal to Toronto
For the first time in over a decade, a ship is transporting containerized goods from Montreal to Toronto via the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system.
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping has demonstrated for many years that it is a safe ‘port in a storm’. The Chamber of Marine Commerce’s proposals will support an innovative, safe and environmentally smart future for Canada and the U.S.
The M/V Saginaw was the first vessel to use the port’s multi-million dollar new wharf expansion, delivering materials for highway construction in the area.
Federal government National Trade Corridors funding catalyst for $50 million in private sector investment
The Seabin invention is changing the way PortsToronto and Port of Hamilton are cleaning up harbours
Canadian ship operators have created a detailed set of best practices to protect their crews and shoreside employees during COVID-19.
Captain Peter Norman boarded the AlgoCanada after his rest rotation back home with his wife and two sons, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was escalating in Canada.
Aboard the CSL Assiniboine, the crew of 22 are hard at work delivering Western Prairie grain from the Port of Thunder Bay. As a domestic Laker, the vessel sails within the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and on this particular trip will transport canola to Quebec, where it will be transloaded onto an ocean-going vessel to be exported overseas. Grain has been in high demand across the world as consumers and countries stock up on food staples during the pandemic.
It isn’t easy to social distance on a tug. The Sharon M, just under 35 metres long, regularly pushes a barge carrying cargo — on this trip loaded with steel coils and plates from Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie destined for U.S. cities for auto production.
Labour and skills shortages have become an acute problem in the Canadian marine sector. Industry leaders are now launching new initiatives to attract the next generation of workers.
High water levels are wreaking havoc across the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence region, damaging shoreline residential, business and port infrastructure
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is the largest and furthest inland port on the Great Lakes, acting as a mid-America gateway for domestic and international trade. In an exclusive interview, Deb DeLuca, executive director, comments on competitive challenges, expansion projects, environmental policy and cargo growth.
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project, the largest infrastructure project along the Canada-U.S. border, is providing opportunities for the marine sector to handle greater volumes of cargo as well as the development of logistics and trade hubs for international traffic.
Ship operators have collectively decreased their greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30 per cent and are continuing to adopt a host of new technologies to decrease their carbon footprint even further.
BY U.S. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION ELAINE L. CHAO
The private and public sector are joining forces to promote careers in the marine sector and help alleviate labour shortages.
Dozens of ships are expected to arrive at the Port of Thunder Bay over the next few weeks as demand for food staples like wheat and durum increases around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How do Canadian sailors spend a typical Saturday night on a cargo ship? Watching NHL hockey and having a barbecue, of course.
It was all part of the experience as Donna Symonds and her husband John Low got a glimpse into life as a mariner this past month after travelling aboard the CSL Welland from the Welland Canal to the Port of Montreal.
Captain Scott Bravener, President of Canadian shipoperator McKeil Marine, discusses new ships, new markets and new recruits
Today, women represent only two percent of the world’s 1.2 million seafarers.
To help increase these numbers, Canadian shipowners as well as international shipping organizations have launched new initiatives to highlight career opportunities for women as well as the contributions they are already making in a wide range of maritime professions.
For many years, Canadian federal governments have been attempting to reduce the country’s overwhelming
reliance on its giant neighbour to the south as an export market through trade diversification strategies.
As it celebrates its 60th anniversary, President Bruce Burrows talks about what’s next for the Chamber of Marine Commerce.
As recently as five years ago, the maritime industry in Cleveland was facing a crisis that threatened to shut down commerce at the Port of Cleveland – putting at risk $3.5 billion in annual economic activity and more than 20,000 jobs. The problem wasn’t the specter of tariffs, labour issues, or anything one might traditionally suspect – the threat was sediment, and where to put it while keeping commerce flowing and local water sources clean.
The St. Lawrence Seaway is embarking on its 60th anniversary with innovative technology and renewed infrastructure that will soon welcome a lot more vessel traffic from around the world.
The Logistec brand is widely known in Canada and the United States throughout the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions. But it’s much more than a vast network of stevedoring facilities, increasingly encompassing innovative environmental services. In an exclusive interview, Madeleine Paquin, president and CEO,
talks business expansion and the supply chain industry’s challenges.
Shipping companies are helping scientists to gather essential data on endangered whales and other cetaceans to better understand and protect the marine mammals. The captains and crews from an increasing number of companies are improving the knowledge base of the Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON) based in Rivière-du-Loup by reporting whale and other cetacean sightings.
In a world shipping environment where it’s largely a question of innovate or perish, such Canadian carriers as CSL Group and Algoma Central Corporation are pioneering new technologies on and off ships to render their operations smarter, safer, more efficient and generally more competitive.