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Prince Rupert Port Authority Finalizes Land Use Plan Update

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has announced that it has finalized the update to its Land Use Plan. PRPA’s Land Use Plan is a strategic document that helps guide PRPA’s vision to continue its sustainable growth within the lands and waters under its formal jurisdiction, and impact Canada’s trade with the world through the […]

CP announces rail agreement with A.P. Moller – Maersk

Canadian Pacific Railway has announced a strategic, multi-year rail agreement with A.P. Moller – Maersk to move freight through the ports of Vancouver and Montreal. The agreement is further to the announcement in September regarding the construction of a new, world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options for […]

Canadian Grain Producers seeking relief on port expenses

Grain companies facing skyrocketing rent at the Port of Vancouver are seeking intervention from the Minister of Transport. The Western Grain Elevators Association has stated rent on federal property at the port went up 13 to 30 percent this year. WGEA members believe their rent increases are paying for container-related projects at the port, noting that […]

Captain Yoss Leclerc named President of International Harbour Masters’ Association

The International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) has appointed Captain Yoss Leclerc as their new president earlier this month. Captain Leclerc, who many in the area know from his years as Harbour Master at the Port of Vancouver, brings to the position over 30 years of experience in the maritime field, logistics, transportation, and port operations. […]

Second call for infrastructure projects under NTCF

Transport Canada has announced a call for proposals under the National Trade Corridors Fund for projects to address transportation challenges in Canada’s Arctic and northern regions.  This call for proposals encourages eligible applicants to submit transportation infrastructure proposals that support long-term social benefits and economic development, while also considering the impacts of climate change and reducing greenhouse gas […]

Federal government taking interest in carbon tariffs

Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has indicated that the federal government is taking more interesting carbon border adjustments (CBAs), a method of applying carbon pricing to imports. This reflects an evolving position in Ottawa, who may be playing catch-up as carbon tariffs gain traction among its trading partners. The EU is already in the process of […]

Biden vows to tackle shipping emissions

Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has vowed to become significantly more engaged with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) push for decarbonization. Under the so-called Biden Plan, the environmental agenda laid out by the Democrat nominee, there is a call to lead the world in reducing emissions in global shipping and aviation.

Commissioner Sola Issues Report on Economic Impacts of Cancelled Cruise Season

Commissioner Louis Sola has issued a new report examining the economic impacts of the cancelled cruise season on Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. The report concludes that when considered on a per capita basis, Alaska may be the hardest hit from the loss of the cruise season. Alaska’s economy rests on three key industries: energy, fishing, […]

LA–LB congestion expected to worsen as ‘record’ imports arrive

The congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is expected to worsen over the next two weeks due to an increased level of imports. The increase is expected to impact productivity, intensify chassis, and stretch drayage capacity. US imports from Asia moving through LA-LB increased 22 percent in both September and August from […]

Russian intelligence accused of bringing down Maersk’s IT infrastructure

Six Russian intelligence officers were charged by the US Justice Department with a string of hacking offences, including the NotPetya ransomware attack that cost Maersk hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenues three years ago. The men, aged between 27 and 35, have been placed on the FBI’s wanted list. The hackers are allegedly […]