Healthy 2020 finish has Great Lakes ports optimistic about 2021 despite lingering Covid-19 fears

By Alex Binkley Last spring, with a delayed start to the shipping season caused by high water levels and the economic uncertainty created by the pandemic, 2020 was looking grim for the Great Lakes...

Seaway expects 2021 to be a continuation of a winning streak

By Brian Dunn During pandemic-stricken 2020, traffic through the Seaway declined by less than two per cent, with the corridor handling 37.7 million tonnes in 2020, compared to 38.7 million handled...

Federal Port Review, 2018-2019

By Theo van de Kletersteeg Canadian Sailings has recently completed another annual study comparing financial and other performance data related to federally-operated Canadian Port Authorities from...

Canada Port Authorities pass the COVID stress test, look to the future

By Wendy Zatylny What a year it has been. Epic. One for the books. And one that tested all of us, individuals and institutions alike. The good news: collectively, we rose to the occasion, in ways...
By Alex Binkley Robin Silvester, President and CEO of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, probably spoke for many in the marine sector when he reflected on
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By Brian Dunn Port of Montreal When the pandemic hit last March, any hope by anyone connected with the port of Montreal that it could
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By Keith Norbury An approximately $1 billion upgrade to the coal terminal at North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals was “in the final stage of construction” and
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By Keith Norbury Work on the expanding the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C., is running slightly ahead of the rest of the controversial Trans
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By Keith Norbury Port of Nanaimo and terminal operator DP World signed a 50-year lease agreement in February that marks a major step in an
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By Brian Dunn An ambitious $775 million expansion project at the port of Quebec is facing a lot of push back from several organizations. The project,
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By Brian Dunn It’s a long way from Vancouver to Isle-aux-Coudres, QC and back again if you follow the origins and growth of Groupe Océan,
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By Keith Norbury The new grain terminal at the Port of Oshawa is good news for farmers in the nearby Durham Region, a major agricultural
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By Theo van de Kletersteeg Our federal government, our provinces and our municipal governments have never owed more than they do today. On top of
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By Alex Binkley The prospect of another strike by Port of Montreal dockworkers is a serious threat to the Canadian economy and should be ringing
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March 24, 2021

Atlantic cruise update

By Tom Peters The federal government’s ban on cruise ships entering the country’s ports for the second straight year indicates an obvious need for diversification
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By Keith Norbury An association representing major grain exporters is calling for changes to how Canada’s marine ports are governed. The Western Grain Elevator Association
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Lessons learnt over 100 years

Lessons learnt over 100 years

By Guy Tombs Guy Tombs Limited’s first day of business was December 1, 1921. We were from our inception international freight forwarders. The company was founded by my grandfather, Guy Tombs (1877-1974), who was then 44. I will recount several formative experiences...

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