PSA sees new opportunities for Halterm

PSA sees new opportunities for Halterm

By Tom Peters

PSA International Pte. Ltd. (PSA), the new owner of Halterm Container Terminal in the port of Halifax, is looking at positioning the terminal as a logistics hub, says David Yang, PSA’s Regional CEO for Europe, Mediterranean and the Americas. PSA recently acquired Halterm from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners of Australia. The company has flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp and has a portfolio that features a network of over 50 coastal, rail and inland terminals in 18 countries. In Canada, PSA also operates Ashcroft Terminal, British Columbia’s largest inland port facility, located about 300 kilometres east of the port of Vancouver. (more…)

Port balances growth with being a good neighbour

Port balances growth with being a good neighbour

The Port of Montreal is committed to fulfill its role as a responsible corporate citizen. In particular, it has strengthened this commitment by reinforcing its presence and ties with its neighbouring community.

“Overseeing the port’s growth and contributing to economic prosperity while integrating as harmoniously as possible into our surroundings and environment is a priority for the Port of Montreal,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). (more…)

CargoM quietly driving trade and logistics initiatives to benefit the Montreal area

CargoM quietly driving trade and logistics initiatives to benefit the Montreal area

By Brian Dunn

The Transport Logistic conference and trade show is held every two years in Munich. It is billed as the largest show of its kind in Europe, attracting over 2,375 exhibitors from 63 countries and some 64,000 visitors from 125 countries with over 125,000 square metres of exhibition space. This year’s event was held June 4-7. To promote itself on a global scale, CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Cluster of Metropolitan Montreal, organized a mission to the show. (more…)

Innovative port reinvents itself, invests in infrastructure to improve fluidity

Innovative port reinvents itself, invests in infrastructure to improve fluidity

The Port of Montreal is continuously reinventing itself and investing in its infrastructure to handle growth, improve fluidity and meet the logistics challenges of today’s marine industry.

As part of its development strategy geared to innovation and the use of visionary technologies, the port is looking at blockchain-enabled technology to streamline shipping through its facilities. It has joined TradeLens, a digital shipping platform developed by Maersk, whose vessels call in Montreal, and IBM. (more…)

Delivering capacity: collaborative approach to funding and delivering infrastructure achieving results at the Port of Vancouver

Delivering capacity: collaborative approach to funding and delivering infrastructure achieving results at the Port of Vancouver

Increased market demand in Asia-Pacific trade continues to underlay the importance of securing sustained investment in, and timely delivery of, trade-enabling infrastructure for the Port of Vancouver. Gateway infrastructure, such as road and rail projects, and marine terminal projects have benefitted from an ongoing successful, collaborative strategy that has attracted billions of dollars in public and private investment during the past several years.

The successful delivery of numerous trade corridor projects, such as the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor series of nine road and rail projects, including eight overpasses, has demonstrated the port community’s ability to deliver capacity to support goods and people movement throughout the region. This continues to provide the impetus for private investment in various terminal enhancements, expansions and new-builds across the port’s business sectors. (more…)

Record cargo volumes continue moving through the Port of Vancouver

Record cargo volumes continue moving through the Port of Vancouver

Overall cargo volume through the Port of Vancouver reached a record high of 147 million metric tonnes (MMT) in 2018, up 3.5 per cent from 2017. One of the port’s biggest strengths continues to be the ability to accommodate the most diversified range of cargo of any port in North America. Sectors that experienced strong growth last year include containers, potash, canola products and barley, all of which hit new records in 2018.

Between January 1 and June 30, 2019, overall cargo through the port increased 0.5 per cent to a record 72.5 MMT over the same time last year, with new mid-year records in containers, potash, grain and cruise passengers. (more…)