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The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE joins the fleet: the first 23 000 TEU container vessel in the world to be powered by liquefied natural gas

Marseille, September 22, 2020  A pioneering technology aimed at preserving air quality and accelerating maritime transport’s energy transition. CMA CGM Group’s new flagship is the first of a series of nine 23 000 TEU container ships, a homogeneous LNG-powered fleet flying the French flag. The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE joins the French Asia Line, CMA… Read more »

SHIPPING NEWS: Record-setting call for Halifax

Contributed Peter Ziobrowski   The CMA CGM Brazil called Thursday on PSA Halifax and, in doing so, set the record for the largest container ship to call in Canada and the largest to call on the east coast of North America. The ship, which entered service in May, is capable of carrying 15,072 20-foot equivalent… Read more »

Newest Sydney cruise berth Liberty Pier officially opens

The Chronicle Herald Published: Sep 10 at 5:30 p.m. Updated: Sep 10 at 8:40 p.m.   SYDNEY, N.S. — Sydney’s newest infrastructure project, a $20 million docking pier on its waterfront, was officially opened Thursday with supporters claiming it was a great investment that will generate millions in economic opportunities. Liberty Pier was unveiled before a gathering… Read more »

SHIPPING NEWS: Port of Halifax gains from situation in Montreal

Peter Ziobrowski As the longshoremen strike in Montreal enters its second week, diversions to Halifax continue. Thousands of containers that normally sailed past the port are now headed here. It now seems the port may have captured some of the business. I have been told that CN Rail and PSA Halifax have signed a six-month… Read more »

ROGER TAYLOR: Port of Halifax mines data for new business

Roger Taylor ( Published: 14 hours ago Updated: 11 hours ago The days of ships sailing into Halifax Harbour and simply dropping off and picking up cargo, without any thought by the port managers about where the goods would eventually end up, were over long ago. As time has progressed, so has the sophistication of the methods used… Read more »

Montreal port strike adds to container activity in Halifax

  Roger Taylor ( Published: Aug 14 at 4:30 p.m. Updated: 1 hour ago There is no joy at the Port of Halifax about labour strife at its largest Canadian competitor. There is no denying there has been an increase in activity in Halifax due to an ongoing labour dispute at the Port of Montreal, which has been… Read more »

Port of Sydney to lose 65 per cent in revenue due to COVID-19 pandemic

Jeremy Fraser ( The Chronicle Herald   SYDNEY, N.S. — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused its fair share of revenue loss in the world market and the Port of Sydney is no different in feeling those effects. Marlene Usher, chief executive officer for the port, said revenues will be down 65 per cent this year because… Read more »


  The Chronicle Herald – 22 July 2020 A new size record was set Monday for container ships calling on Halifax with the arrival of the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb. While it does not hold the record for most containers carried by a vessel, coming in at 13,830 20-foot equivalent units, it does have a… Read more »

Maritime World Logistics thrives on breakbulk and project cargo

by CanadianSailings | Mar 29, 2020 | Other, Other Stories, Supply Chain and Logistics, Tom Peters By Tom Peters Maritime World Logistics, Inc. (MWL) is “just one link in the supply chain,” says Managing Director Serge DiPenta, and for more than 20 years, the Halifax-based company has grown to be a vital link in that chain, specifically in the breakbulk and project cargo… Read more »