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Striking International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada workers march to a rally as gantry cranes used to load and unload cargo containers from ships sit idle at port, in Vancouver, on July 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. labour dispute: It’s time for an industrial inquiry commission into ports and automation

We need a new agreement between employers and employees in the B.C. ports that will allow both sides to enjoy the benefits of new workplace technologies.
Shipping is responsible for about 3% of global carbon dioxide emissions – that’s more than most countries produce. Querbeet/E+ via Getty Images

Global shipping is under pressure to stop its heavy fuel oil use fast – that’s not simple, but changes are coming

Shipping companies have billions invested in fleets that were built to last decades. Now, the US is calling for zero emissions by 2050, and the EU is raising the cost of fossil fuel use.
The Port of Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. (ANTARA FOTO/Amas Padda)

Young port workers in the maritime city of Makassar lack digital skills. Vocational schools can be the solution

Our research in the port city of Makassar, Indonesia has found vocational schools can be the key to training young workers’ digital skills.
A container ship moves up through the winter ice in the St. Lawrence River, near the Port of Montréal. Approximately 8,000 merchant vessels travel the St. Lawrence annually. The importance of the river in all aspects of the economy is enormous and is expected to increase in the years to come. (Shutterstock)

How the St. Lawrence Seaway will continue to become more important to the economy

Approximately 8,000 merchant vessels travel the St. Lawrence each year. Its ports have become the catalysts that link trade, development and industrial innovation.
Shipping containers are moved from the Fairview Cove Container Terminal In Halifax in May 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

How to make fragile global supply chains stronger and more sustainable

The world needs robust supply chains that are founded on sustainability, collaboration, trust, transparency, visibility and diversification of supply.

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