Canada Infrastructure News

Canada Infrastructure News

Port of Montreal
01 Feb 2018
The Port of Montreal is beating growth expectations and planning for the future.
12 Dec 2017
As vessels get bigger and cost reduction is increasingly a priority to carriers, terminal operators will be under growing pressure to make better use of the resources they have, a key global operations professional told JOC’s Port Performance North America Conference on Tuesday.
12 Dec 2017
The Quebec Port Authority cited the port's depth of 15 meters (49 feet) as a major factor in the decision, as that depth is suitable for the largest container ships in service — such as the 20,000 TEU ships.
20 Jun 2017
Canadian shippers and the head of Canada’s largest port have argued monetizing the country’s 18 port authorities could increase port user fees, limit public oversight, and threaten investment in waterside infrastructure.
09 Jan 2017
Port of Vancouver president and CEO Robin Silvester has called the government-led push “a threat."
12 Dec 2016
The proposed Novaporte project at Sydney and a rival one at Melford, 200 miles across Cape Breton Island, have been trying for several years to attract investors and dispel industry skepticism about their prospects.
02 Dec 2016
DP World is partnering with Canada’s second-biggest public pension to create a $3.76 billion platform aimed at investing in container terminals.
Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
09 Oct 2013
The seemingly endless flood of large vessels into the global container trades has created a pressing need in Canada to invest in its seaports and inland infrastructure.
Location of proposed Melford terminal
16 Sep 2013
The group that plans to build a container terminal at Melford in Nova Scotia has completed the purchase of the land along the Strait of Canso for the deep-water port.
Port of Veracruz
03 Sep 2013
There’s a lot of talk about increasing infrastructure spending, but with local, state and federal agencies involved, it’s difficult to determine which projects would bring the biggest bang for the buck. Enter CG/LA Infrastructure. The Washington-based consulting firm in August ranked 100 projects that it says would most help the U.S. regain its competitiveness.
02 Sep 2013
Backers of proposed deep-water container terminals at Melford and Sydney, Nova Scotia, are undeterred by the projects’ long gestations.
Port Metro Vancouver.
02 Sep 2013
Port Metro Vancouver handles more than 50 percent of all container cargo moving through Canada’s busiest container ports, and the British Columbia gateway is investing to retain its No. 1 container port position.
26 Jul 2013
The Canadian government needs to devote greater policy attention and resources to Arctic maritime areas, such as Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada...
08 Jul 2013
The Canadian government is providing funding up to C$225,000 (about US$212,813) through the APGCI Transportation Infrastructure Fund for a container transshipment and short-sea shipping feasibility study at Port Alberni, British Columbia.
08 Jul 2013
A train disaster in Quebec on July 6 is prompting debate about the safety of shipping crude oil by rail or pipelines....
31 May 2013
U.S. and Canadian officials released the first-ever joint United States-Canada Border Infrastructure Investment Plan.
17 May 2013
The government of Canada has invested in the Atlantic Gateway to improve the supply chain efficiency and competitiveness of transportation in New Brunswick...
13 Feb 2013
Canadian National Railway has suspended the feasibility study for the construction of its proposed rail line and terminal handling facility to serve the Quebec/Labrador iron ore range.
25 Jan 2013
The government of Canada has allocated a maximum of C$19.9 million, through its Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, to a C$45-million overpass on the Deltaport Causeway...
10 Dec 2012
Canada is expected Tuesday morning to introduce legislation relating to a government report that highlighted shortfalls i
Canadian National Railway intermodal double-stack train
03 Dec 2012
Canadian National Railway in 2013 will continue to strengthen its intermodal connections to the ports of Prince Rupert and Metro Vancouver and build on its terminal network.
Kansas City Southern locomotive. Photo courtesy KCS.
16 Nov 2012
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The competition among ports in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Asian cargo is not a zero-sum game, but rather a matter of each port capturing market share based on what it does best.
15 Nov 2012
The long-planned project to build a second container port in Nova Scotia got a leg up this month when the Maher Melford Terminal provided proof to the provincial government and the municipal government of Guysborough that financing for the $300 million terminal is in place, clearing the way for the two governments to buy the land where the terminal and the adjacent logistics park would be located.
straddle carriers in Tacoma port
25 Oct 2012
The central message of a study by the Federal Maritime Commission on the impact of the harbor maintenance fee on cargo routing might well be that the lack of a national freight policy, rather than the burden of the tax itself, is compromising the competitiveness of U.S. ports.
22 Oct 2012
Construction of the Combo Project, a $121.5 million infrastructure investment along the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor in Surrey, British Columbia, was recently celebrated...
Ports in Canada Building for the Future
19 Oct 2012
When the 1,200-foot Cosco Guangzhou arrived to load and unload cargo at the Port of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Terminal in mid-September, officials rejoiced at the sight of the largest vessel in the Chinese carrier’s Pacific Northwest fleet.
Canada's Infrastructure Problems Mirror Those of US
19 Oct 2012
The problems are familiar on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border: crumbling bridges; crowded, dangerous highways; and growing congestion along key rail corridors that lead to major ports.
09 Jul 2012
Cape Breton is looking for a terminal operator to build a container terminal on a greenfield tract of land in the deep-water harbor of Sydney, Nova Scotia.