Next phase of Prince Rupert Fairview Terminal expansion unveiled

Port of Prince Rupert and DP World have agreed on terms of a project development plan that outlines the next phase of expansion for the DP World Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal. The Phase 2B expansion will increase annual throughput capacity at Canada’s second largest container terminal to 1.8 million TEUs when complete in 2022.

DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said: “Canada is an important part of our global network and we are delighted to confirm these plans, which underline our commitment to Prince Rupert, which plays a major role in enabling trade in the region and across the west coast with rail connections inland to the rest of the country and the United States.” (more…)

International delegation on city-port relations in Trois-Rivières

Port of Trois-Rivières, the City of Trois-Rivières and Innovation et développement économique Trois-Rivières hosted an international delegation of nearly 100 participants on June 14th. This event was organized as part of the International Association of Cities and Ports 16th World Conference (IACP) held this past week in Quebec City.

Founded in 1988, IACP is the only international organization dedicated to the advancement of port cities. Over the last 30 years, it has brought together both public and private sector actors interested in a best practices approach to city-port relations. In this regard, IACP expressed its interest in learning more about the Trois-Rivières experience. (more…)

Port of Johnstown continues to expand, win new business

Port of Johnstown officials reported that the Eastern Ontario port continues to grow and diversify. In May, “we received wind farm components for a project near Picton. More imported steel beams will arrive in July for regional construction projects. The Port will be developing another six acres of land near our new dock for future lay down space for these kinds of breakbulk and project cargos arriving by ship,” said Robert Dalley, General Manager. “We are also receiving several inquiries on other dry-bulk cargoes, such as imported salt and dry fertilizer.” Mr. Dalley also noted that the port has boosted its grain storage capacity by almost 30 per cent, paving the way for new product such as non-GMO corn by Ingredion, and also for improved soybean exports through the port. The port moves 1.2 million tonnes of cargo annually. (more…)

Prince Rupert Port Authority appoints Shaun Stevenson as CEO

The Board of Directors of Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced that Shaun Stevenson has been selected as the organization’s next President and CEO. The selection is the result of an international search that began in October, following the retirement of long-time President and CEO Don Krusel.

Mr. Stevenson is currently PRPA’s Vice-President of Trade Development & Public Affairs, where he has worked extensively with industry partners, shippers and marine carriers, and development proponents, as well as local First Nations and a variety of government and community stakeholders. He has more than 20 years of strategic and operational experience at PRPA, and has played a key leadership role in the development and implementation of several successful strategies that have driven the growth and diversification of the Port’s business. (more…)

Oil pipeline approval also generates Federal initiatives to protect and restore B.C.’s coast

Oil pipeline approval also generates Federal initiatives to protect and restore B.C.’s coast

By R. Bruce Striegler

Little did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau realize in November 2016 as he stood before a crowd of reporters in Vancouver announcing his government’s $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, that he would ultimately have to declare in May 2018 the government would be spending a further $4.5 billion to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and all of Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets.

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Chamber of Marine Commerce: Federal government should modernize costly Canadian pilotage system

The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) welcomes the submission of the Canadian Pilotage Review’s recommendations and will review these in detail to ensure that it contains the significant changes that are needed to improve a service that has not been overhauled in over 45 years.

“We will be carefully reviewing the recommendations in the report. Canada’s pilotage regime is stuck in the 1970s and significant changes are needed to the Pilotage Act and its regulatory framework to support a modern transportation network that is both safe and efficient,” said Bruce Burrows, President of the Chamber of Marine Commerce. (more…)