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Heddle Shipyards

In conversation with Heddle Shipyards

In an exclusive interview, Ted Kirkpatrick, Director of Business Development and Government Relations at Heddle Shipyards, comments on bringing back shipbuilding to Ontario, opportunities from the National Shipbuilding Strategy, meeting the challenges of skilled labour shortages and the top issues on his legislative wish list..

Milwaukee Pearl Mist Cruise

Big Comeback for Great Lakes Cruising

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Great Lakes cruising is roaring back with new routes, new ships and the “safest and most sustainable” season yet..

New Canadian-flag ship at the Port of Thunder Bay

New Great Lakes eco ship setting records

The new Canadian-flagged Captain Henry Jackman is not only setting cargo-carrying records but also produces 35% fewer carbon emissions per tonne-kilometre compared to its predecessor..

Photo of Anne Legars

In Conversation with Anne Legars

As the Administrator of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund, Anne Legars is responsible for all facets of the organization: making decisions on compensation, paying claims, recovering costs from vessel owners, managing the whole organisation, and reporting to the public.
Anne Legars, LLM, CAE.

Robert Bellisle, President and CEO of QSL

In Conversation with QSL

Based in Québec City, QSL has become a force to reckon with in North America as a terminal operator, stevedore and transport enterprise. In an exclusive interview, Robert Bellisle, president and CEO, comments on overcoming the challenges of COVID-19, innovation, expansion strategies and sustainable development. Leo Ryan.

Overview of ships at Port Milwaukee

SPOTLIGHT: Port Milwaukee

Despite the pandemic, Port Milwaukee finished 2020 with its highest cargo volumes in seven years. Director Adam Tindall-Schlicht describes how the port is driving growth through reinvention and diversification. Brent Frederick.

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region: BEYOND THE PANDEMIC

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.


COVID-19: A Year On

International shipping has proven resilient through the pandemic but challenges remain with new waves of COVID and obtaining vaccinations for seafarers. Supplied by the International Chamber of Shipping.

Man collects trash from Seabin

Trash Talk

The Seabin invention is changing the way PortsToronto and Port of Hamilton are cleaning up harbours.

Captain Jim Ryan

COVID-19 stories: Interview with Captain James Ryan

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.

Captain Ray Davis on the bridge of the tugboat Sharon M

COVID-19 Stories: Interview with Captain Ray Davis

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.

Marine shipping labour shortages spreading

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..

Deb DeLuca of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority

In Conversation with Duluth Seaway Port Authority

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.

Artistic rendering of the Gordie Howe International Bridge

New Windsor-Detroit Bridge provides opportunities for marine sector

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..

Life Aboard a Great Lakes cargo ship

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..

Marine shipping industry needs more women

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.

Shaking up shipping

As it celebrates its 60th anniversary, President Bruce Burrows talks about what’s next for the Chamber of Marine Commerce..

Port of Cleveland – Choosing An Alternate Path to Protect the Environment

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 Seaway at 60

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..

In Conversation with Logistec Corporation

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..

Chamber’s ship owners step up to spot and save whales and other marine mammals

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..

Smart Ships: Canadian carriers adopting new digital technologies

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..