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Toronto Port Authority a strong supporter of community

As steward of Toronto’s waterfront, Toronto Port Authority (TPA) believes in cultivating strong, healthy and sustainable communities along Toronto’s lakefront by investing in programs that support youth, families and a healthier environment.

“Our financial support to charities and community programs across the city this year has enabled more than 25,000 youths to take part in arts and educational programming,” said TPA President and CEO, Geoffrey Wilson. “We have also worked hard to create a greener city by removing millions of pounds of material from the harbour and investing $1 million to create a wetland area and fish habitat at Tommy Thompson Park.”


Port of Quebec gives green light to wood pellet terminal

Following analysis of a related environmental study, Quebec Port Authority has given the green light to construction of the wood pellet terminal proposed by Quebec Stevedoring Company. The terminal will be built and run by QSL and should be in operation by the fall of 2014. It will be used mainly to transload wood pellets whose handling and storage must be performed entirely under cover. The terminal will include two silos, one covered rail off-loading station and a covered conveyor system. It will be located in the western part of the Anse au Foulon sector. The new terminal should see more than 400,000 tonnes of wood pellets pass through its facilities each year. Pellets will arrive by rail in three 25-car trains per week, on average. They will leave in one ship each month for the United Kingdom, where they will be used as a replacement for coal to fuel electric power generating plants.


Countdown to the Avataq on ‘Mighty Ships’

The shareholders, management and employees of NEAS recently announced that the NEAS vessel MV Avataq will be featured in an episode of ‘Mighty Ships’ set to air on Discovery on Friday, November 29, at 10 p.m.

Tune in to see how the NEAS vessel and crew handle some of the most extreme marine operating conditions on the planet, and learn how the sealift is an essential service that sustains life and economic development for Canada’s remote Arctic communities, including in the featured communities of Kangiqsualujjuaq and Kuujjuaq, located in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec.

While watching the episode, tweet or facebook about your favourite episode moment. The best comment, as selected by NEAS, will win a free NEAS duffle bag filled with cool NEAS swag. Be sure to include hash tag #MightyAVATAQ in your message. You can also email your comment to info@neas.ca with #MightyAVATAQ in the subject line.

Viterra to invest over $34 million in Alberta grain-handling network

Viterra intends to invest over $34 million into its Alberta elevator network through two upcoming projects. The first is the construction of a new high throughput grain terminal near Grimshaw, Alberta. The concrete facility will be developed with a 104 railcar loading capability and approximately 30,000 tonnes of grain storage. Preliminary site work is planned to start this fall. This facility will be the second recent new grain terminal built by Viterra in northwest Alberta. In 2010, Viterra opened its state of the art elevator in Sexsmith, Alberta.


YellowLine makes tracks with new asphalt cement terminal

In early 2011, Dufferin Construction, a division of Holcim Canada Inc., and Aecon Group Ltd. joined forces to streamline their supply chains for asphalt cement. Together, the companies launched a new joint venture, Yellowline Asphalt Products Ltd., and began construction of a new asphalt cement tank farm and mixing facility on Pier 22 at the port of Hamilton, which received its first load earlier this year.