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Hutchison Ports has been selected by Canada’s Québec Port Authority (QPA) to work alongside Canadian National Railway (CN) to build and operate a new deepwater container terminal known as project Laurentia.

Maersk has announced the acquisition of a customs brokerage and logistics US firm Vandegrift Inc. to strengthen and broaden the group’s service offering to customers.

Crowley Logistics has expanded its North Atlantic network of vessels with extra capacity between the Northeastern US, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the islands of the Caribbean Basin.

Sempra Energy subsidiary Port Arthur LNG and Polish Oil & Gas Company (PGNiG) have inked an agreement to export two million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG from North America to Poland.

Joining the trend of port operators building up inland logistics capabilities, PSA International is taking a 60% stake in Ashcroft Terminal (AT), an inland port facility about 300km east of the Port of Vancouver in western Canada.

DP World is expanding its facilities at the DP World Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal after agreeing with the Port of Prince Rupert on the terms of a project development plan that outlines the next phase of expansion at the terminal.

At the board meeting held on 22 September, the commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a $3.4m contract with Hatch Associates Consultants for its first ever comprehensive master plan.

The government of Canada is mulling a ban on crude oil tankers off Northern British Columbia for environmental reasons, cutting off a lucrative export market for the country.

Crowley Maritime has announced the formalization of two new groups: Government Services and Global Ship Management.  These two new, standalone business segments, which were previously embedded in other company business units, will allow Crowley and its personnel to better serve customers in these unique contracting segments. Leading the new business units are industry veterans Mike Golonka, vice president, government services, and Wendy MacDonald, vice president, Global Ship Management.

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