Spain to Canada Project Shipment

Canaan was awarded a 1 year contract to transport all the agricultural machinery from Spain to Canada like this compressor for a mid-western Canadian company. This is the first shipment with more to follow.

Canaan partnered with Hapag Lloyd to bring equipment like this compressor to Canada.

GCT Celebrates 50th Anniversary

On July 18, 1969, the M.S. Axel Johnson, …sailed under the Lions Gate Bridge and docked at LaPointe Pier, which is now a small part of GCT’s Vanterm terminal.

This was the first arrival of a dedicated deep-sea container ship to Vancouver’s shore. Today GCT accommodates 2.4m TEU annually.

Canada to Require ELD by 2021

June 13-Etobicoke, ON  

During a press briefing at the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), Federal Government and industry officials introduced the electronic logging device (ELD) rule requiring third party certification.  In comparison, US ELD devices are self-certified, which means ELDs can be potentially modified or tampered with.

By June 2021, third-party-certified ELDs will have to be used by all truck drivers currently required to maintain a logbook. 

The benefit to the trucking industry is enhanced safety on the road and to ensure that all drivers and companies hold themselves to the highest levels of compliance

Hapag-Lloyd and CMA/CGM Unveil Container Tracking Technologies

Deployment of new technologies accentuates the intricate movements of our customers containers with big data’s benefits leading to greater satisfaction of our customers needs for reliable service.

“Inviting our customers to further shape our real-time monitoring products right from the beginning will give them an opportunity to receive products that are tailor-made for their needs – while giving us a chance to deliver the best-possible service at the same time.” –
Juan Carlos Duk, Managing Director Global Commercial Development at Hapag-Lloyd

“With nearly 19 million containers carried in 2017, the generalization of smart containers in the Group’s fleet will allow to collect and analyze a lot of information necessary to improve the service offered to customers and will help them optimize their supply chain.” –
Mathieu Friedberg, senior vice-president Commercial and Agency Networ

New $775M Container Terminal Development for Port of Québec

The Québec Port Authority (QPA) announced the signing of a long-term commercial agreement with Hutchison Ports and Canadian National Railway to build and operate the new container terminal, known as project Laurentia

The Laurentia terminal, is a deep-water terminal project, which boasts strategic assets, enabling it to play a unique role in the continent’s supply chain. As the major inland deep-water terminal in North America, it is the only facility in the St. Lawrence, which can accommodate the new generations of very large ships.

BCMEA and ILWU – Canada reach tentative collective agreement

BC waterfront to resume operations at 1630 Thursday, May 30.

The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and ILWU–Canada are pleased to advise they have come to a tentative agreement that will continue to allow all BC Ports to be a competitive, efficient and reliable gateway for the benefit of all Canadians. The tentative agreement is subject to ratification.

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