• 2018 March 21 12:09

    Port of Quebec to cooperate with Port of Zeebrugge

    The Québec Port Authority (QPA) and the Port of Zeebrugge have signed a partnership agreement aimed at engaging dialogue between the two ports on shared issues and establishing commercial ties, QPA said in a press release.

    At a ceremony in Montreal during the state visit to Canada of Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians, the president and CEO of the Port of Québec, Mr. Mario Girard, and the president and managing director of the Port of Zeebrugge, Mr. Joachim Coens, signed a partnership agreement aimed at developing commercial ties between the two ports.

    This new partnership arose from a desire to develop synergies between the two ports, which share common features and challenges. The two ports will be able to work collaboratively together in key commercial areas for both: containers,   automobile terminals and many other commercial aspects. It will also provide opportunities to discuss and share port know-how and best practices, sustainable port management, city–port relationships, and any commercial data that may be of interest to both parties.
     
    “This agreement with the Port of Zeebrugge marks a new era for the Port of Québec and the start of a rewarding commercial collaboration, in particular in the booming field of containers. The similarities between the Port of Québec and the Port of Zeebrugge are conducive to forging a beneficial partnership, thanks in part to our strategic geographic positions, which will be a boon to future growth at the Port of Québec,” said QPA president and CEO Mario Girard.

    "The port of Zeebrugge is pleased with the signing of the partnership agreement with the Port of Québec. The purpose of this agreement is to exchange expertise and experiences, as well as staff and experts in different fields. Another objective is to develop goods flows between Zeebrugge and Québec in the car, container and food sectors”. Said Joachim Coens, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Port of Zeebrugge
    Representatives of the Port of Québec were present at the ceremony along with various attendees from the maritime transport sector. The Québec Port Authority also welcomed a delegation from Port of Zeebrugge earlier in the week to kick things off.

    About the Port of Zeebrugge
    Zeebrugge, the seaport of Bruges, is one of the world’s foremost roll-on/roll-off ports, where nearly 40 million tons of goods are transshipped annually. The offering of both intra-European and intercontinental services is what makes Zeebrugge such an important access port to the European markets.

    About the Port of Québec
    The Québec Port Authority is an independent federal agency established under the Canada Marine Act. Each year, the vessels transiting through the Port drive a $20 billion supply chain. The Port of Québec is the core of a maritime hub that helps generate more than 8,000 direct and indirect jobs in the Québec City region, according to the latest KPMG/SECOR research.




2018 April 24

18:43 GAC South Africa expands into Port Elizabeth
18:29 Summa Group and Rosneft denied holding negotiations on Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port
17:30 Future perspectives for maritime industry to be studied at Maritime Future Summit (MFS) during SMM
17:06 PSA and GeTS to develop new global trade facilitation & supply chain platform “Calista™”
16:47 Safety and innovation on the agenda for Danish Maritime Days
16:26 Fincantieri delivers FREMM “Federico Martinengo” to the Italian Navy
16:04 British Ports Association calls for funding commitments to deliver on welcome first steps on port connectivity
15:35 NIBULON transports Ukrainian metal by water
15:04 STASCo signs contract with BMT for navigation simulator REMBRANDT
14:37 ESPO applauds EU role in achieving the IMO agreement on CO2 reduction target for shipping
14:28 Tallink Group’s consolidated revenue in 2017 amounted to EUR 967.0 million
14:04 Seafarer issues to be highlighted during 105th session of IMO's Legal Committee
13:32 HHLA to strengthen and expand its intermodal activities through its rail subsidiary Metrans
12:56 Bunker prices are going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:33 Aleksey Kadilov elected as Director General of Baltiysky Zavod (photo)
12:09 US Federal Maritime Commission to examine trucking & delivery arrangements
11:45 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approves yet another phase of project on construction of Zvezda shipyard (photo)
11:09 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East Africa
10:45 Foreship takes world’s leading CFD simulation software, StarCCM+ into use
10:30 ABP shortlisted for two Humber Renewables Awards
10:22 Brent Crude futures price down 0.04% to $74.03, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $68.31
10:08 Nakilat is the first company in Qatar certified for ISO45001
09:39 Freeport of Riga Authority along with several port companies visited TransRussia 2018
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,306 points
09:08 Compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes a step closer - IMO
08:48 City of Antwerp and Antwerp Port Authority start urban mission to Moscow and St. Petersburg

2018 April 23

18:06 World’s largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel MV Celine christened at Dublin Port
17:52 Digital Ship’s Maritime Big Data Forum will be held on 29 May 2018 in Oslo
17:36 Ocean Rig announces agreement to postpone delivery of newbuilding drillship Ocean Rig Santorini
17:20 Construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem begins in Rostov Region (photo)
17:05 ITF urges Hutchison Ports to improve global health and safety operations
16:35 Polskie LNG conduct a technical dialogue on extension of LNG Terminal in Świnoujście
16:29 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assisted over 5,700 vessels in freezing seaports of Russia this winter navigation season
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd plans 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020
15:55 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company to provide additional scholarships for students
15:33 TransContainer’s net profit in QI’2018 increased by 19.5% Y-o-Y to RUB 1.479 million
15:04 M.v. Tucana delivers fibre optic cable baskets from Drammen (Norway)
14:47 Port of Gdansk (Poland) throughput up 44% to 12.7 million tonnes in January-March 2018
14:31 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO in RF spot market up to RUB 13,542 per tonne
14:10 ICTSI PNG units ink union agreements
13:59 MOL сrude oil tanker rescues a castaway in the South China Sea
13:39 Container barge transport to become more efficient in the port of Antwerp
12:48 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 7.3% to 0.7 million tonnes in 3M’18
11:46 Vistula Maersk makes a maiden call to St. Petersburg, as first in series of new ice-class vessels
11:13 2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 22-23
10:51 Training ship Perekop completes unofficial visit to Republic of Sri Lanka
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.04% to $74.03, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $68.31
10:04 Workshop on IMO's ISPS Code held in Mexico
09:40 Training on ship air pollution and low carbon measures held in Tehran
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,281 points

2018 April 22

15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority to realise tide pools along Calandkanaal
15:32 British Ports Association raise border facilities' concerns with PM
15:31 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Fuel Surcharge for Inland Haulage under Carrier arrangement from Germany to Belgium and Netherlands
15:30 JAXPORT names Interim Chief Financial Officer
15:28 Seaspan announces senior management change

2018 April 21

15:06 MV Thuringia makes maiden CI3 service call at Chennai International Terminals
15:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Arethusa with Glencore
15:00 Gothenburg Port Authority publishes Sustainability Report for 2017
14:47 Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
14:45 Vopak to invest in new storage capacity at its Rotterdam terminal