CALGARY, April 20, 2018 (Press Release) -Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has reached an agreement with both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which averts the potential work stoppage of 12:01 am Eastern time tomorrow, April 21, 2018.
On the recommendation of federal mediators, the Minister of Labour will direct the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to administer a ratification vote on each of the company's final offers to the TCRC and IBEW.Read more
David C. White took the helm as the Executive Vice President of the Virginia Maritime Association and Hampton Roads Shipping Association on April 16.
“David has the experience and respect for the VMA’s 98-year history and the vision needed for the future. He is professional and informed, I do not believe a better choice could have been made for the leadership of the Virginia Maritime Association,” said Scott Wheeler, President, VMA Board of Directors.Read more
Total North American forest products railroad freight was down 2.5% through 14 weeks of 2018 ending Apr. 7 from a year ago at 239,542 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads (AAR) reported. Volume was down 3.7% in the latest week at 17,370 carloads.Read more
The State Ports Authority officially opened its inland port in Dillon, linking the state's Pee Dee region with the Port of Charleston via a CSX Corp. rail line that will operate six days a week.
The $50.5 million cargo-transfer hub will let trucks and trains exchange thousands of containers filled with consumer goods destined for points north along Interstate 95 or — if headed in the other direction — to any number of markets overseas.Read more
State Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford was in Morwell to announce the infrastructure installation for the Gippsland Logistics Precinct and the oversee completion of upgrades to Australian Paper’s Maryvale mill spur line.
The $5.3 million funding for the precinct infrastructure will come out of a $10 million state government fund, announced as an election promise in 2014.Read more
A few days ago, the national railway’s vice-president of corporate services and chief legal officer Sean Finn was in Prince George, British Columbia, for a trio of duties.Read more
The port of Antwerp experienced an excellent first quarter with a freight volume of 58,328,678 tonnes, an increase of 7.1% on the same period last year. The total volume is a result of all freight categories with the exception of conventional breakbulk. The main driver, however, is once again container freight which enjoyed very strong growth of 9.5% compared with the first three months of 2017.Read more
Samskip subsidiary Nor Lines will include calls at Rotterdam for the first time in its weekly multipurpose liner service connecting to Western, Mid and Northern Norway, with effect from June 1st.
The service is provided by Nor Lines’ state of the art, LNG-fuelled vessels MV Kvitnos and MV Kvitbjorn. These flexible ships will sail in 14-day loops, connecting Rotterdam and Eemshaven with Norwegian ports from Hammerfest in the far north, and taking in calls including Sandnes/Tananger, Bergen, Trondheim, Ålesund, Bodo and Tromso.Read more