Sunday, July 16, 2017

Blog Watching: Week ending July 16, 2017

Interest in all things port related continues to make for strong readership levels on the blog, this week our notes on a mega-merger in the global shipping industry attracted the most views over the last seven days.

Another area of port development that caught the attention of readers this week was our look at the progress of the Ray-Mont Grain handling facility on Ridley Island

Other items that found some significant interest from our readers included our preview of the weekend music festival at the North Pacific Cannery site, as well as the latest in fire restrictions announced for the Northwest by the province of B.C.

And municipal politics, once again was of some interest to readers, with our item reviewing a recently released Report on how the City has used the Legacy Fund in 2016, finding strong numbers in the short period of time that we have posted the story to the blog.

The top story of the week takes us overseas and into the boardrooms of two of the largest shipping lines, as the Cosco line, expands on its holdings for international container shipping.

Mega Deal is shipping industry could reap benefits for Port of Prince Rupert -- A business deal from China will see a shipping line that regularly calls on the Fairview Terminal becoming even larger as it takes over an Asian rival.   (posted July 11, 2017)

That article was followed by:

North Pacific Cannery Historical site ready to host ambitious music event Saturday --A look at the preparations for this weekend's Intertidal Music Festival in Port Edward. (posted July 13, 2017)

Open fire ban now in effect across Northwest BC -- As wildfires continue to burn up forests and threaten communities across the Cariboo, the province expands its ban on open fires to the Northwest. You can also review the latest items out of the Cariboo from our ongoing archive page here. (posted July 10, 2017)

Ray-Mont facility work continues on Ridley Island --  With the site clearing complete, work has shifted towards the terminal construction phase for a new specialty grain terminal on Ridley Island (posted July 13, 2017)

Legacy Inc. breakdown shows increase for salaries, reductions in other areas -- The City of Prince Rupert provided a short information overview related to how Council made use of the City's Legacy Incorporated Fund in 2016. (posted July 14, 2017)

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