Fednav celebrates its 75th anniversary

Fednav celebrates its 75th anniversary

By Brian Dunn

Considering how closely they are linked, it seems fitting that at the same time the St. Lawrence Seaway is celebrating its 60th anniversary, Fednav is celebrating 75 years in business. The company was founded in Toronto by Ernest Pathy on Sept. 7, 1944, as Federal Commerce & Navigation Co. Ltd., Ship Owners, Operators & Agents. Two years later, it bought its first vessel, Federal Pioneer, and began trading. On Jan. 1, 1984, Federal Commerce and Navigation merged with Fednav to become Fednav Ltd. (more…)

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…)

CIFFA announces the winner of its Donna Letterio Award

CIFFA announced the winner of the 2019 Donna Letterio Leadership Award: Sally Richardson of Overseas Container Forwarding Inc. Richardson is the Executive Vice President of OCF Inc. and has been in this role since 2008. She received the award at CIFFA’s Western FCA gala dinner September 27, 2019 in Vancouver.

CIFFA introduced the annual Donna Letterio Leadership Award in December 2015 to commemorate former CIFFA President Donna Letterio, who passed away in August 2013. The award recognizes a woman in the global freight logistics sector who has demonstrated, as Donna did, professionalism, commitment, leadership and a passion for excellence in her career and in her life. (more…)

UPS embarks on massive expansion of its presence in Louisville, Kentucky

Next Day Air volume is growing rapidly in the industry and UPS is said to be winning a larger share of this expanding market. Further, healthcare, ecommerce and small business customers are demanding faster delivery times around the globe. In response, UPS Airlines is growing its air network, including its support structure at its home base in Louisville, Ky. (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…)

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…)