Thunder Bay Terminals looking to a promising future

By Jack Kohane

Hilary Goldenberg, President of Thunder Bay Terminals Ltd. (TBTL), isn’t a geologist but she knows tonnes about coal, an age-old fossil fuel that is been getting some bad press of late. But when Goldenberg talks up the merits of coal, people listen. “Canada’s coal business is bright,” she says firmly. “Canada has lots of excellent coking coal and the world wants it.” Metallurgical coal is an essential ingredient for steel production and drives the steel industry on a global scale. In addition, thermal coal that is produced in North America is also in growing demand in Europe and Asia where government policies have not undermined its use. As a result of strong pricing overseas, these products are moving in ever greater volumes into the export market.

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Report on JOC’s Canada Maritime Conference

By Jack Kohane

“When world markets look to Canada, they see a trading partner that can be counted on, meaning that our shipping systems can be relied on to move people, goods and services across land mass and waterways quickly, smoothly and reliably.” Those remarks by Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Minister of Labour, launched her keynote address, encapsulating the theme of transportation labour at the Canada Maritime Conference held recently in Toronto.

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