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Martin Imbleau named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority

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PortandTerminal.com, November 28, 2020 Imbleau replaces Sylvie Vachon who is retiring at the end of the year after a 30-year career at the Montreal Port Authority MONTREAL, Nov. 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) announced the appointment of Martin Imbleau to the position of President and CEO. In senior management positions for some fifteen years and having developed extensive experience …

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Shortage: It Pays More To Ship Empty Containers Back To Asia These Days

Container yard at port

BLOOMBERG, NOVEMBER 24, 2020 China-U.S. rates outpace global benchmark by $1,200/container | Shippers roll over 44% of cargo at Zhoushan as demand spikes By Ann Koh for Bloomberg – Shipping carriers seeking to capitalize on the most lucrative trade routes are returning empty cargo containers to Asia, contributing to freight rates that have soared to record highs. Because the carriers aren’t …

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What happened to the ancient Port of Pompeii?

Ancient ships escaping erupting volcano

PortandTerminal.com, November 16, 2020 Much has been discovered about the ancient city of Pompeii but surprisingly little about its port, including its precise location HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – While speaking with Jessica Venner, a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham in England, the question of Pompeii’s port came up. Venner reminded us that the ancient Roman city of Pompeii …

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Stranded Coal Ships In Crosshairs Of China-Australia Spat

Aerial view of multiple cargo ships at sea

BLOOMBERG, NOVEMBER 12, 2020 Aaron Clark, Kevin Varley and Rajesh Kumar Singh for Bloomberg News At least 20 giant bulk carriers are anchored off the Chinese port of Jingtang and unable to offload millions of tons of Australian coal, the latest casualty of the growing diplomatic row between Canberra and Beijing. Fifteen of the ships have been waiting since June, …

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‘We’re Really Afraid’ Hurricane Eta Slams Nicaragua – South Florida Next?

Radar image of hurricane

PortandTerminal.com, November 3, 2020 On Monday, ports in Honduras, where the government carried out evacuations, were forced to shut. MANAGUA – Reuters is reporting that Hurricane Eta, one of the most powerful storms to hit Central America in years, slammed into Nicaragua on Tuesday in an impoverished region of its Caribbean coast, battering homes and infrastructure and threatening deadly floods. …

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Virginia Port Authority hires new CEO

Smiling businessman in dark suit

PortandTerminal.com, October 31, 2020 NORFOLK, VA – Stephen Edwards will become the chief executive officer and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, effective Jan. 19, the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday. He succeeds John F. Reinhart, who announced in May of his retirement in March 2021 after a seven-year term in which he oversaw the resurgence …

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Watch as massive crane moved onto wharf at SC Ports

Screen grab of crane being loaded onto wharf

PortandTerminal.com, October 31, 2020 CHARLESTON, SC – On Thursday this week (October 29) South Carolina Ports received two new ship-to-shore cranes, marking the first cargo-handling equipment to arrive for the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, which is under construction in North Charleston, S.C. Today, SC Ports sent out the tweet below showing the first of the two cranes moving onto the …

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Why Does Gov. Ron DeSantis Want To Kill Floridians?

Man frowning

Says he supports lifting federal COVID-19 restrictions on travelers from the United Kingdom and Brazil – two of the most dangerously infected countries in the world MIAMI – Why does Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis want to get Floridians killed? Simply put, because the loss of more lives in Florida vs the economic benefit of getting cruise ships sailing again is a trade-off …

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