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Davie pushes for bigger role in national shipbuilding strategy

Davie plaide pour un rôle plus important dans la stratégie nationale de construction navale


2019-03-21

OTTAWA - The president of Davie Shipbuilding says he is confident the Québec-based shipyard will be tapped to build two new ferries included in this week's federal budget. But according to a Canadian Press report, James Davies says it is time for the federal government to stop rewarding other shipyards for failing to deliver new vessels to the navy and coast guard, and officially admit his company into the multibillion-dollar national shipbuilding plan.

The comment came late Wednesday as top officials from Davie and its two rivals, Vancouver-based Seaspan Shipyards and Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding, appeared one after the other before the Senate finance committee.

Seaspan and Irving were selected through the shipbuilding strategy in 2011 as the two shipyards responsible for building what at the time was estimated to be $35 billion worth of new vessels for the navy and coast guard.

Davie also competed but was passed over and has since been forced to fight for scraps outside the plan, the Canadian Press report said.
That includes the provision of an interim resupply vessel for the navy and three second-hand icebreakers for the coast guard.

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Port of Montreal and Logistec boosting Viau Terminal capacity

Le port de Montréal et Logistec renforcent la capacité du terminal Viau


2019-03-21

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and Logistec Corporation announced that Viau Terminal, which handles about 350,000 containers annually, will undergo a new construction phase to increase its handling capacity. This is its second phase, which continues and completes the most recent container terminal at the Port of Montreal. Its first phase was completed in 2016.

After a fifth consecutive record year, steady growth in its various fields of activity and a 9% upswing in the container sector with 1.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled in 2018, the Port of Montreal is more than ever a hub of global trade.

This is why the management teams of the MPA and Logistec (through the terminal operator, Termont Montreal Inc.) decided to launch the last phase of Viau Terminal, which is so successful that it is quickly reaching full capacity, as is the Port of Montreal as a whole

This new phase will make it possible to add?250,000 TEUs to Viau Terminal's current capacity, bringing it to 600,000 TEUs.

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CMC applauds budget pledge to modernize pilotage system

La CMC applaudit l'engagement budgétaire de moderniser le système de pilotage

2019-03-20


Ottawa- The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) said it is pleased with the Federal Budget promise to introduce legislation to modernize Canada's pilotage service for commercial ships - a system that has not been overhauled in 45 years.

"This is an historic step forward to make the significant changes needed to the Pilotage Act and its regulatory framework that will create a pilotage system that not only ensures safe navigation but improves the efficiency and competitiveness of Canada's transportation system for years to come," said Bruce Burrows, President of the Chamber of Marine Commerce.

"Pilotage costs in Canada are out of control and have a long history of increasing at rates that far exceed inflation. This government-mandated service has for decades been provided by monopolistic entities with little accountability or input from shipoperators and their customers - despite the fact that it is paid for by industry fees - costs passed ultimately to consumers. We look forward to delving into the details of these regulatory changes and working with government and the pilotage authorities in the months to come to improve this valuable service."

CMC is particularly pleased to see the pledge to increase transparency in Canada's pilotage system included as part of this reform, and will continue to work for a comprehensive legislative and regulatory overhaul of the pilotage regime. Source: Chamber of Marine Commerce


Ottawa - La Chambre de commerce maritime (CMC) s'est félicitée de la promesse faite par le budget fédéral de présenter un projet de loi visant à moderniser le service de pilotage du Canada pour les navires de commerce - un système qui n'a pas été révisé depuis 45 ans.

«C'est un pas en avant historique pour apporter les changements importants nécessaires à la Loi sur le pilotage et à son cadre réglementaire qui créeront un système de pilotage garantissant non seulement une navigation sécuritaire, mais améliorant l'efficacité et la compétitivité du système de transport du Canada pour les années à venir», a déclaré Bruce Burrows, président de la Chambre de commerce maritime.

«Les coûts de pilotage au Canada sont incontrôlables et ont une longue histoire d'augmentation à des taux bien supérieurs à l'inflation. Ce service mandaté par le gouvernement est fourni depuis des décennies par des entités monopolistiques, avec peu de responsabilité ou d'apport des opérateurs maritimes et de leurs clients - malgré le fait qu'il est payé par les redevances de l'industrie - des coûts finalement supportés par les consommateurs. Nous sommes impatients de détailler ces modifications réglementaires et de collaborer avec le gouvernement et les administrations de pilotage dans les mois à venir pour améliorer ce service précieux. »

CMC est particulièrement heureux de voir que la réforme vise à renforcer la transparence du système de pilotage canadien et continuera à ?uvrer en faveur d'une réforme législative et réglementaire complète du régime de pilotage. Source: Chamber of Marine Shipping

 
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