Global grain giant Louis Dreyfus Corp, a Western Canadian canola crusher and grain handler, estimates the region’s canola area at 21.51 million acres in 2014/15, up 7 percent from a year ago.
Based on a return to normal yields, that area should result in a 16.7 million tonne crop, down nearly 9 percent, said Tracy [...]
From First Perspective:
Community, local and regional initiatives can often be lost in the larger dialogue of multinational corporations and the work they do.
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business hopes to change that by providing the opportunity for that dialogue to happen between big business and the entrepreneurial spirit of the First Nations people [...]
From the Northern View:
Tonnage moving through the Port of Prince Rupert was down in January compared to the first month of 2013, though there is positive news when it comes to Fairview Terminal.
Last month, 49,191.8 twenty-foot equivalents (TEUs) were moved through Fairview Terminal all together, which is down 5.3 per cent when compared [...]
Excerpts from the Globe and Mail:
Is there a strong relationship between sea ice loss and increased ship activity? Findings from the U of Ottawa study reveal that some relationship between sea ice reductions and shipping volume increases do exist, but the linkage was not as strong as might be expected. This suggests that other [...]
The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma have raided each other for customers on several occasions in recent years, reports the News-Tribune
A new cooperative effort to retain and attract shipping business to the Pacific Northwest unveiled Thursday night was born from new competitive conditions that threatened the ports of Seattle and Tacoma’s growth.
“John (Wolfe, [...]
Despite a slight drop in traffic at Fairview Terminal, the Port of Prince Rupert had another record year in 2013.
At Fairview, there was a five per cent drop in tonnage through the terminal last year, with 536,439 twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo being moved through Fairview Terminal by the end of 2013 [...]
The arctic weather conditions sweeping North American have caused heavy delays to shipping at some Canadian ports according to Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS).
ISS said despite three icebreakers working around the clock no vessels had been able to depart outbound from Montreal and five vessels docked at the port were waiting to depart.
“In addition, [...]
Calling it the first of its kind in southern Saskatchewan, BHP Billiton and three Saskatchewan First Nations have signed an opportunities agreement for the Jansen potash project.
Under the agreement signed last month, mutually beneficial opportunities in employment, business and community development will be created for the Kawacatoose, Day Star and Muskowekwan First Nations.
Port unions in 10 nations, including the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, demonstrated Dec. 17 against multinational furniture giant Ikea’s lockout of 350 Teamsters workers from its Richmond, British Columbia, store since May 13.
The protests, arranged by the London-based International Transport Workers Federation, occurred in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Holland, Vancouver, B.C., Gothenburg, Sweden, Helsinki, [...]
After months of decline, Fairview Terminal saw a significant jump in traffic last month.
The total tonnage handled by the terminal in November increased 16.69 per cent year-over-year, from 43,532 TEUs in 2012 to 50,798 TEUs in 2013, with imports climbing from 25,286 TEUs last year to 28,940 TEUs this year, an increase of 14.45 [...]
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan is cutting its workforce by about 18 per cent, affecting 1,045 people — with the biggest hits in its home province of Saskatchewan, as well as New Brunswick and Florida.
The cuts come amid lower prices for potash after Russian-based Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers, quit the Belarusian [...]
Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner calling for the end of tar sands development on one of Kinder Morgan’s storage tanks last week. Photograph by: Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Douglas Ross, of Simon Fraser’s political science department, said the ease with which Greenpeace activists occupied the oil terminal last Wednesday illustrates the vulnerability of [...]
”We are extremely pleased that Canada has seriously given life to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC),” said Peter Lahay ITF Canadian Coordinator. ”On our request Transport Canada inspectors are enforcing a convention that has been agreed to by the world’s shipping community and member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO has [...]
The Nordic Orion, a 225-metre vessel owned by Nordic Bulk Carriers of Denmark, generated many headlines across Canada recently when it carried 15,000 tonnes of coal from Vancouver through the Northwest Passage to a steel plant in Finland.
Despite all the hype that attended the recent voyage of the Nordic Orion through the Northwest Passage [...]
From Canadian blog The Tyee:
Krissy Murphy, ILWU Local 500
Krissy Murphy, a member of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 500, is a muscular and enthusiastic woman of 30, with bright red-henna hair and an infectious laugh. She’s been working on the docks now for eight years. Shifting containers, she says [...]