Canada has dispatched two icebreakers to map the Arctic seabed beneath the North Pole to support a bid to extend the country’s maritime territory deeper into the waterways at the top of the world.
A preliminary submission to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in December laid claim to about [...]
Port of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
From the Nanaimo Daily News:
Container shipping has arrived on Vancouver Island. The MV Westwood Pacific was loaded and left Nanaimo carrying containers filled with lumber, pulp and water bound for Asian ports Tuesday.
Though just a trial run, the port and its partners hope it will lead to [...]
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s biggest mining company, said prospective partners for its proposed Jansen potash mine in Canada may be deterred by current market conditions for the crop nutrient.
While BHP would like a partner to help develop the project, “we are not in a hurry and we have to take account of how [...]
gCaptain has posted several pictures of this incident in which a crane broke from a bulk carrier and fell into the cargo hold, leaving the crane driver with a broken ankle.
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While overall cargo volumes increased last month, terminals within the Port of Prince Rupert have handled less cargo so far this year.
All together the terminals moved five per cent more tonnage month-over-month, with 2,102,694 tonnes being handled this July in comparison to 1,999,971 last July. However, year-over-year there has been a six per cent [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Starting Friday, DP World Vancouver will stop accepting U.S.-bound containers intended for direct transfer to rail, citing a lack of railcars to handle the surge of cargo headed across the border.
The operator of the Centerm Terminal will continue to handle U.S.-bound cargo moving by truck either to the regional [...]
Two Federal Maritime Commission members hailed U.S. dredging legislation and Seattle-Tacoma port cooperation as “significant” steps to help U.S. ports compete with Canadian and Mexican gateways for shipments to U.S. points.
Commissioners Richard A. Lidinsky Jr. and William P. Doyle … noted this year’s passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which among [...]
Manitoba is hoping to capitalize on the potash boom the way Saskatchewan has.
The Selinger government is about to invite the world’s potash producers to sink their machines into a western Manitoba mine that could generate $2 billion worth of royalties for the province over the course of 40 years.
The Potash Corporation of Manitoba [...]
From yesterday’s Journal of Commerce:
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union today completed its two-day caucus in San Francisco, and the union will resume contract negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association on Wednesday. … Contract negotiations will resume Wednesday and will continue for the rest of this week, but the talks will recess again on [...]
Increases were led by U.S. and Canadian grain. Excerpts from Progressive Railroading:
Canadian Pacific this week announced its second-quarter financial results were the strongest-ever quarterly results in the railroad’s history.
Total revenue climbed 12 percent to $1.7 billion, operating income jumped 40 percent to $587 million and reported net income soared 48 percent to $371 [...]
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SAN FRANCISCO (July 18, 2014) – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) today issued the following statement:
After several days of ongoing talks, both parties will break from negotiations next Monday and Tuesday in order for the ILWU to convene [...]
Pacific trade talks have reached broad agreement on labour issues and sanitary and phytosanitary standards but some difficult aspects remain to be tackled, Japan’s chief negotiator said on Saturday.
Chief Japanese negotiator Koji Tsuruoka said the 12 member nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) made progress at talks in Ottawa but there was no discussion [...]
The Council of Canadians, a concerned citizens’ group, is sounding the alarm over what it says is too much government secrecy on a round of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks currently being held in Ottawa.
Trade officials from the 12 TPP countries are meeting behind closed doors in Ottawa from July 3-12. It’s believed at least [...]
Canadian truckers have blasted a U.S. proposal that would greatly hike some fees at the border.
The fleet group, the Canadian Trucking Alliance, says it strongly objects to a proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to substantially raise the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service fees.
In filing comments in response to the USDA’s [...]
March 2014 protest of Vancouver, BC truck drivers. Photo by the Vancouver Sun.
From Land Line Magazine:
Port truck drivers that serve Canada’s largest port are again threatening to stop working, while port officials are threatening to remove access for trucking companies that don’t treat drivers fairly.
Drayage drivers are concerned that trucking companies [...]