Deadlocked labor negotiations confront three Canadian container ports

Potential waterfront labor stoppages at Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Montreal are once more on the radar screen. Federal mediators have been brought in to help avert a repeat of the strike actions by unionized dockers against maritime employers at Canada’s three biggest container ports that severely hit supply chains in the past few years.
Logistec operations continuing to show positive momentum in Q3

A leading Canadian marine and environmental services provider with a substantial North American commercial profile, Montreal-based LOGISTEC Corporation remains on a robust growth trajectory, its latest financial results to end-September confirm.
DP World operates biggest container terminal network in Canada

DP World has expanded rapidly in Canada and now boasts the largest container terminal operation in the country.
Canada’s proposed “Anti-Scab” legislation stirs controversy

The long-anticipated initiative late last week drew rapid approval from labour union circles but sharp criticism from industry groups ranging from small business to manufacturers and grain exporters.
Strike by Canadian Seaway workers shuts down binational waterway

Some 361 workers in Ontario and Quebec began a strike on Sunday at 00.01 am after negotiations failed to meet a union-imposed deadline with Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC). The first such work stoppage since 1968 on the bi-national waterway and important supply chain corridor stirred a big cry of alarm not only from Canadian marine industry and business circles but also from U.S. Great Lakes ports urging Canada’s federal government to intervene.
Strike notice threatens St. Lawrence Seaway shutdown as of Sunday

The St. Lawrence Seaway, the maritime trade corridor connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the industrial heartlands of Canada and the United States, could be closed to all traffic as of 00.01 hours on Sunday should the 361 Canadian unionized workers carry through their threatened strike action.
Federal funding announced for Port of Montreal Contrecoeur project

The Canadian government has announced funding of $150 million for the Port of Montreal’s massive Contrecoeur terminal project whose cost has reportedly ballooned from C$950 million to over C$1.4 billion.
Canada challenging “unfair” US duties imposed on softwood lumber exports

The long-standing lumber dispute between the US and Canada heating up…again
Canada’s Atlantic region targets offshore wind markets

On Canada’s Atlantic Coast, recent initiatives at several ports in combination with international partners are responding to the fast-growing global expansion of offshore wind energy projects to meet both domestic and international demand.
Canada’s West Coast Longshoremen begin strike…on Canada Day

In a job action which will potentially have a significant ripple effect on the Canadian economy and trade with Asia, the union representing 7,400 terminal and port workers in 29 ports in British Columbia walked off their jobs early today for an unspecified duration – coincidentally on Canada’s national holiday.

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