Algoma, CSL, Groupe Desgagnés, and McKeil Marine are among the Canadian ship owners that have welcomed qualified Ukrainian seafarers and other marine personnel after Russia invaded their homeland in February 2022. .
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New U.S. Great Lakes and Seaway Administrator heralds a new era of trade opportunity
Fresh attention is being paid to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway’s capabilities to handle additional cargo with new business already being welcomed
Port of Goderich seeks further expansion to respond to already strong demand
Most days begin at the Port of Goderich with a few folks showing up with their morning coffee on the chance of seeing a ship
Acoustic signatures will improve efforts already underway to make vessels quieter
“Ship owners are committed to adapting their operations to reduce noise impacts through feasible solutions based on science.”.
Canadian government and marine industry praised for efforts to protect right whales
“Scientists can come up with ideas but it’s only when they’re put in practice by crews that they make a positive difference”.
How Great Lakes shipping helps the Niagara region stay afloat
Great Lakes marine shipping has a ripple effect that deeply impacts Canadian communities – and the Niagara region is no exception..
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..
Picton Terminals: Moving goods on water in family-owned company’s blood
H.R. Doornekamp Construction Ltd.’s transformative process of redeveloping, diversifying and modernizing Picton Terminals is not only valuable for the region, but also for the marine shipping industry as a whole. .
Road, rail and/or by ship?
Data analytics partnership delves into the best modal balance to move goods in Southern Ontario..
Marine simulation technology gives new recruits huge advantage in marine training
Equipment mimics behaviour of a vessel in realistic environments, allowing students to navigate confidently in any setting, and without risk..
Decarbonization: CMC proposes a Green Shipping Corridor in the Great Lakes
Marine is already the greenest mode with all domestic vessels accounting for only 0.59% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. .
St. Lawrence Seaway achieves major progress towards net-zero carbon
Significant investments in new cleaner technologies contributed to reducing the SLSMC’s carbon emissions by 69% compared to 2005 levels.
First-ever North Atlantic Green Shipping Corridor prioritized by Montreal and Antwerp ports
Agreement makes it possible to build on respective strengths to decarbonize not only our industry, but also our respective economies.
Message from Canadian Minister of Transport the Honourable Omar Alghabra
We are lucky to call Canada a maritime nation with more coastline than any other country in the world. Its marine shipping and ports move
What do young Canadians think about marine?
New report reveals biggest barriers to recruiting next generation workforce..
Supply chain issues boost container shipping alternatives on Great Lakes
“The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System represents a pressure relief valve for North American freight movement that should transcend this pandemic bubble.”.
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..
The Pandemic Rages On: But this is not Déjà vu.
Here we are one year later. COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing, various regions are in lock-down, travel headaches have returned and once again – protecting our
Marine sector embraces digitalization to put data to work for the environment
Algoma Central Corporation, the CSL Group, and the Montreal Port Authority are among those leading the charge.
CSL Group trials biofuel on eight Great Lakes ships
Introduced in 2018, CSL’s biodiesel program has accumulated the most running hours on B100 with marine engines worldwide..
ECA’s implementation clears the air for better health and negotiating positive change
A new study reveals that sulphur levels at Canada’s major port cities are now equal to typical urban sites as a result of ships using 0.1% sulphur fuel or scrubbers within North America’s Emissions Control Area (ECA). Julie Gedeon.
Toot, toot! Theodore Too sets off on Lake Erie adventure as a maritime ambassador
The iconic tug is attracting much-needed attention to marine careers and the benefits of “real-life” shipping Julie Gedeon.
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..
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.
The Port of Quebec and several partners join forces with other companies to form a vaccination hub
Group collaborated with the Quebec health ministry to ensure that domestic and foreign mariners have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Julie Gedeon.
New container ship route between Hamilton and Montreal has big plans
Proponents believe timing is ideal as businesses seek alternatives to avoid road congestion and reduce carbon emissions.
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.
The Bridges of Waterfront Toronto
Massive span leaves Nova Scotia on barge trip to Toronto
Wind powers robust project cargo shipping
Ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region have been setting records in the handling of wind farm components manufactured domestically or abroad. Leo Ryan.
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.
Seaway grain trade bolsters a pandemic-struck economy
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway expected to be bustling this spring with vessels full of grain for export Julie Gedeon.
The “quantum leap” challenge of shipping decarbonization
A huge increase in worldwide R&D is required to scale up zero-carbon technologies for the marine sector. Julie Gedeon.
Canadian ship operators step up carbon-busting efforts
Canadian ship operators are pulling out all the stops to reduce their carbon emissions with new alternative fuel trials and improved ship designs. Julia Fields.
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.
Canada-U.S. Cooperation on Ballast Water Rules Needed to “Build Back Better”
New ‘Partnership Roadmap’ provides opportunity for government officials to form bilateral agreement for domestic fleets Bruce R. Burrows.
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.
Breaking the ice: delivering the goods to the Arctic in a pandemic
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.
What Next? Partnering with Marine for Post-pandemic Economic Recovery
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..
Port of Goderich creates expanded “marine gateway” for Southwestern Ontario
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..
Hamilton Port growth demonstrates the value of infrastructure investment
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.
Crew Stories: Sailing the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence during COVID-19
Canadian ship operators have created a detailed set of best practices to protect their crews and shoreside employees during COVID-19.
COVID-19 Stories: Interview with Captain Peter Norman
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.
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.
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..
Shipping calls for high water solutions that protect Seaway trade corridor
High water levels are wreaking havoc across the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence region, damaging shoreline residential, business and port infrastructure.
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.
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..
Canadian ships on track to meet GHG reduction targets
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..
St. Lawrence Seaway Essential to U.S. and Canadian Economies
BY U.S. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION ELAINE L. CHAO.
Canadian Marine Industry Foundation Launched
The private and public sector are joining forces to promote careers in the marine sector and help alleviate labour shortages..
Canadian farmers feed the world via the Port of Thunder Bay
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..
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..
Interview: New Captain at the Helm
Captain Scott Bravener, President of Canadian shipoperator McKeil Marine, discusses new ships, new markets and new recruits.
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.
Shipping capitalizes on new free trade agreements with Europe and Trans-Pacific
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..
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..