Leo Ryan

Leo Ryan

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

Broad coalition files suit against U.S. Coast Guard for drastic Great Lakes pilotage fee increase

As largely anticipated, a legal challenge has been mounted by a broad coalition of U.S. Great Lakes ports, foreign-flag carriers and maritime trade associations in Canada and the United States against the U.S. Coast Guard’s recent decision to dramatically increase Great Lakes. pilotage rates.

Jun 01, 2016View Full Blog

Nova Scotia mega container port project gaining traction

After marking time for several years, an ambitious project to build a mega deep-sea container port at a greenfield site in Sydney on Cape Breton in Nova Scotia appears to be gaining traction though key pieces of the puzzle still need to fall into place. And it has a new name: Novaporte together with an adjacent logistics park called Novazone. Both are conceived to operate within a Foreign Trade Zone.

Apr 07, 2016View Full Blog

Seaway stakeholders stigmatize “aberrational” US Coast Guard pilotage rate increase

A broad coalition of stakeholders has escalated its attacks against the U.S. Coast Guard, qualifying as “an aberrational exercise” the latter’s recent decision to impose a sharp increase in Great Lakes pilotage rates effective April 6, shortly after the 2016 commercial navigation season on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence waterway opens on March 21.

Mar 21, 2016View Full Blog

MSC bullish on container growth through Canadian gateways

Najim Shaikh, vice-president commercial import for MSC, sees Canada as a steady, reliable growth market for containerized cargo in the years ahead at key ports benefiting from substantial infrastructure and capacity investments as well as waterfront stability through labour agreements extending to 2018 in the cases of Montreal, Vancouver and Prince Rupert and until 2022 in Saint John.

Feb 18, 2016View Full Blog

Outcry by Great Lakes stakeholders over proposed rate hike

U.S. Coast Guard sparks storm with proposed drastic hike in pilotage rates

Dec 18, 2015View Full Blog