Leo Ryan

Leo Ryan

Port of Vancouver rejects feasibility of think-tank recommendations on privatization

The largest Canadian port has strongly rejected the conclusions of a just-released think tank report recommending that Canada’s four leading ports should be privatized so that several billion dollars in additional funding could be allocated to such other national infrastructure projects as public transit and new highways.

Jun 23, 2017View Full Blog

Trump sparks storm over proposed ‘gutting’ of Great Lakes restoration funding

In another of his controversial initiatives, President Trump has stirred angry disbelief among US and Canadian municipal and government officials in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence region inhabited by over 17 million people.

Mar 23, 2017View Full Blog

Cautious optimism at opening of St. Lawrence Seaway

In balmy weather on the first day of spring, the St. Lawrence Seaway opened its 59th navigation season at its Montreal entrance with a mood of cautious optimism prevailing among US and Canadian Seaway officials, government representatives and marine industry representatives.

Mar 20, 2017View Full Blog

Port of Montreal sets new cargo record

The Port of Montreal has continued its upward momentum, setting a new record for total cargo in 2016 and coming within 1% of matching its container record of nearly 1.5 million TEU in 2015.

Jan 04, 2017View Full Blog

Joint venture of DP World and Quebec pension fund to invest in ports

Canada’s second largest pension fund and DP World have announced a C$5 billion (US$3.8 billion) joint venture that will invest in ports and terminals around the world, including Asia and Latin America.

Dec 05, 2016View Full Blog

New Montreal box terminal strongly spikes capacity

A new terminal in the Viau sector of the Port of Montreal inaugurated today, Friday Nov 18, boosts the port’s handling capacity by 350,000 TEUs as Canada’s second largest port after Vancouver positions itself for increased global trade with North Atlantic shipping a key target.

Nov 19, 2016View Full Blog

Tropical Shipping moving port operations from Saint John to Halifax

Significant developments are taking place these days at New Brunswick’s Port of Saint John on the Bay of Fundy.

Nov 09, 2016View Full Blog

Pilotage issue creates stir at Canadian ports conference

Sparks flew over high pilotage costs on the Great Lakes at a Canadian ports conference held a Thunder Bay, on the tip of Lake Superior.

Sep 08, 2016View Full Blog

Fednav announces change at the top

A major corporate leadership change has been announced at Fednav Limited, Canada’s largest ocean-going dry bulk shipowning and chartering group as well as operator of 12 terminals on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River and the East and Gulf coasts.

Aug 22, 2016View Full Blog

DP World buttressing Canadian presence by coming to Port Saint John

Port Saint John officials have announced a lease agreement with DP World for the operation of its container terminal within the context of the largest private and public sector investment in the New Brunswick port in decades. This means that starting on January 1, 2017, DP World will replace Logistec Corporation, which has been managing the Rodney Container Terminal for 20 years.

Aug 03, 2016View Full Blog