• 2017 November 24 13:02

    The Port of Montreal invests in greening

    The Port of Montreal is joining forces with Soverdi and Alliance forêt urbaine to extend the canopy of greenery on its lands. As a first step, this new partnership will plant 375 trees. Accordingly, the Port of Montreal joins about a hundred private partners already active in the greening of private and institutional lands in Montreal, the company said in its press release.

    Planting new trees is part of the Port of Montreal’s commitment to improve the quality of life of its employees and the neighbourhood, as well as to take solid action for the environment. To do so, the Port of Montreal together with Soverdi is development a greening plan that revolves around three strategic principles: the renaturalization of sites interfacing with the river for ecological conservation and riverbank stabilization; consolidation of the Port’s institutional image through a formal redevelopment including a broad range of species and the optimal association of plants with neighbourhoods to create green filters composed of various plant textures.

    Along with improving the landscape, the interventions will have effects that include reducing heat islands and improving air quality. For Malin Anagrius, Executive Director of Soverdi, “the involvement of major landowners is the key to carrying out greening projects whose tree cover generates real long-term benefits for the quality of life of a neighbourhood and for the health of its residents and visitors.”

    As a major player in the Montreal landscape, this is one of the ways the Port of Montreal is leading the way in integrating responsible practices into its activities. By improving the existing development of its land, it wants to inspire other landowners to plant more trees so that their benefits spread throughout the district. “ The Port of Montreal is a unique and important economic engine for Montreal and Quebec. For the cities and districts along its borders, it is also a neighbour. An industrial neighbour, to be sure, but one that always strives to reduce its environmental footprint and to live as harmoniously as possible with the community. In keeping with this, we take solid steps to reduce our environmental footprint and to beautify the spaces along our port facilities. At the Port of Montreal, the principles of sustainable development are at the heart of our operations. This partnership with Soverdi in the greening of Montreal’s landscape is a perfect fit with our approach,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority.

    The planting of hundreds of trees at the Port of Montreal officially closes the 2017 planting season of Alliance forêt urbaine. It is also an opportunity to showcase the greening effort of many players who invest in the greening of private and institutional land and who are committed to enriching and protecting the urban forest. “We have an extremely ambitious goal, namely to plant 300,000 trees by 2025, and we need the collaboration of all our partners to make it happen. Trees are necessary for our well-being, to clean the air, to cool down urban heat islands and to better manage rainwater. Residents’ health and quality of life are depend on them directly,” said Luc Ferrandez, the Executive Committee member responsible for large parks, sustainable development, green spaces and large projects for the City of Montreal.

    About Soverdi and Alliance forêt urbaine
    The Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain (Soverdi) is an NPO that implements urban greening strategies to improve people’s health and quality of life. In partnership with the City of Montreal, the organization has accepted the ambition challenge of the Canopy Action Plan to plant 300,000 trees on the Island of Montreal by 2025. Of this number, Soverdi is coordinating, in collaboration with its partners in Alliance forêt urbaine, the planting of 180,000 trees on private and institutional properties.

    The Alliance is a group of 50 organizations created in 2012 by Soverdi to implement the private and institutional component of the City of Montreal’s Canopy Action Plan. A vital source of greening in Montreal, it is Montreal’s largest forum promoting tree planting. Thanks to its members from various fields of action and the complementarity of their expertise, Alliance Forêt urbaine extends everywhere in Montreal and mobilizes players in the institutional sectors (education, health, culture and heritage) and the private sector (residential and community, industrial and commercial).

    About the Port of Montreal

    Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is the second largest port in Canada and a diversified transshipment centre that handles all types of goods: containerized and non-containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk. It is a leading container port served by the largest container shipping lines in the world.

    The Port of Montreal has its own rail network directly dockside. It is connected to the two national rail networks and a highway system. The Port operates a passenger terminal. All other terminals are run by private stevedoring firms. Port activity supports 16,000 jobs and generates $2.1 billion in economic benefits annually.

2018 March 24

07:50 CMA CGM announces GRR from UAE to East Africa
07:48 ZIM announces 2017 results
07:44 APM Terminals celebrates its first year of working at Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico
07:42 Stena joins a unique cooperation for climate smart transport
07:40 Sea Machines opens second office in Hamburg, Germany

2018 March 23

18:07 World's largest modularized cracking furnace delivered from Wison Zhoushan Yard
17:59 UCL Holding companies performed a unique joint project on delivery of oversize cargo (photo)
17:32 Port of Antwerp pushes ahead with onshore power for ships
17:20 IMO Tier III certification for MTU marine engines from Rolls-Royce
17:18 ABS leads industry discussion on impact of 2020 sulfur cap, cybersecurity and digitization
16:17 WMU contributes to Marine Spatial Planning Training
15:39 Vladimir Putin wins presidential election in Russia with 76.69% of votes
14:46 Court approves amicable agreement in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port
14:24 Work to address maritime security challenges in Africa’s maritime zones underway at a regional workshop
14:23 Samskip starts container service between Amsterdam Container Terminal and Hull
13:58 International organizations join forces in the fisheries sector
13:32 New addition to DNV GL’s Veracity platform promises to raise drilling efficiency by offering digital solution based on data from 80 000 wells
13:02 Wärtsilä to ensure the continuous operations of Hidrovias Group’s pusher tugs in South American rivers
12:35 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v New Orleans with SwissMarine
12:10 BMT teams with BAE SYSTEMS and CAMMELL LAIRD to deliver additional Type 45 Power Generation
11:49 29 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 22-23
11:30 TechnipFMC and Magma Global to enter into a strategic collaboration agreement for hybrid flexible pipe
10:55 BMT and ARES to deliver a further 9 vessels for the Qatari Coastguard
10:44 Port of Rotterdam Authority invests in Port railway line capacity expansion
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.93% to $69.55, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $65
09:59 Port of Rotterdam Authority starts construction of Container Exchange Route
09:37 Bunker prices continue surging at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 1,117 points

2018 March 22

18:18 Global fuel market to remain relatively stable next week, expert says
18:03 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 7.25 million tonnes of cargo in 2M'18, up 6% Y-o-Y
17:45 Transas to return all funds received under state support programme in 2016-18
17:12 Germany based firm offers AIS vessel management tracking systems preventing IUU fishing
16:51 Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017
16:30 Rolls-Royce completes the £1.3 million MAXCMAS research project
15:59 Nitrogen deposition in the oceans needs further study
15:30 Acta Marine newbuild successfully completed sea trials
14:30 APL starts new India Pakistan Express 2 Service
14:04 RF Transport Ministry defines procedure for approval of widespread minerals production at Russia’s IWWs
13:33 Open simulation platform launches with new partners
13:12 Volga Shipping Company named “Industry Leader” in “Cargo Shipping Company” nomination
12:58 Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings joins the Green Award scheme in support of clean environment
12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18