Thunder Bay and Valleyfield beefing up their project and breakbulk capacity

By Alex Binkley The ports of Thunder Bay and Valleyfield could be seen as the proverbial bookends of the Seaway-Great Lakes system, and they are both beefing up their facilities for handling...

Seaway delaying full opening to April 1 because of high Great Lakes water levels

By Alex Binkley The delay in opening the St. Lawrence Seaway system this spring because of high water levels in the Great Lakes has generated understandable frustration among shipping lines and...

Growing a shipping company

By Guy M. Tombs Growing a shipping company is helped by seeing its potential in global terms, especially because shipping is an international business. How can we go from thinking locally and small...

New marine simulator unveiled at Georgian College’s Owen Sound Campus thanks to $540,000 donation from Canada Steamship Lines

Thanks to a donation from Canada Steamship Lines, students in Georgian’s marine programs, cadets and working mariners will have access to a new state-of-the art simulator and upgraded on-site...
By Alex Binkley While it doesn’t yet attract the attention that ocean tours on massive floating hotels do, cruising on the Great Lakes has been
Alex Binkley, Featured, Gateways and Corridors, Other, Ports and Terminals, St. Lawrence, Seaway and Great Lakes
By Keith Norbury The B.C. government’s announcement in January of new project cargo corridor permits falls well short of what representatives of Port of Vancouver
Business and Economy, Featured, Gateways and Corridors, Keith Norbury, Other
By R. Bruce Striegler Around the world, owners of fleets of container ships, tankers, dry bulk carriers and ferries have been coping with the uncertainties
Bruce Striegler, Environment, Featured, Ocean, Ocean Carriers, Other
By Keith Norbury An oversize load corridor being created in Ontario’s Sarnia-Lambton region is nearly $5 million over its $12 budget, the project manager confirmed
Featured, Keith Norbury, Other, Supply Chain and Logistics, Trucking

CN and CP announce Q4 and 2019 year-end results

Although 2019 was another record year for both of Canada’s railways, by the fourth quarter revenues increased only marginally (CP), or declined (CN). For the fourth quarter CN’s revenues declined by 5.9 per cent, but for the year increased by 4.2 per cent to $14.9...

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CN: ready for recovery

CN announced that, in the absence of significant illegal blockades on its network, it has started calling back most of the temporarily laid off employees based in Eastern Canada. Over 1,400 trains, including passenger trains, were delayed or cancelled because of the...

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