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The MSRC Provides Simulation Analysis for LNG Transits in the Saguenay River

Le CSEM réalise une analyse de simulation pour le transit des méthaniers dans la rivière Saguenay

2019-04-03

The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) is pleased to announce that it has played a key role for the Énergie Saguenay project, spearheaded by GNL Québec, for the construction of a natural gas liquefaction complex at Port Saguenay. The LNG complex will be installed on lands belonging to the Saguenay Port Authority, adjacent to the existing Grande-Anse port facilities.

The project includes liquefaction equipment, storage facilities, and marine shipping infrastructures, which is where the MSRC's simulator comes into play. The purpose of the simulation analysis, which was carried out at the request of GNL Québec and Bechtel, is twofold: to scrutinize the dock design and to assess the transit requirements of the Saguenay River. The study helped determine how planned vessel movements can be conducted with safe manoeuvring.

"Although such vessels have never previously transited the Saguenay," noted Paul Racicot, Director of the MSRC, "pilots from the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots (CLSLP) have many years of experience transiting large bulk carriers and cruise ships within the region and have a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic environmental phenomena and physical constraints which factor into the overall vessel manoeuvring equation."

"Simulation allows us to evaluate manoeuvres that will be carried out in this channel, specifically at the mouth of the Saguenay," commented Énergie Saguenay's Director of Environment Caroline Hardy. "This is extremely beneficial. Understanding the capabilities and abilities of LNG vessels in various current, tide and meteorological conditions were a key take-away from these simulations and makes our jobs safer and easier."

"The working environment and state-of-the-art simulators combined with the pilots' expertise were conducive to getting all the answers we were looking for," said Chris Thomas, Senior Maritime Coastal Engineer at Bechtel. Photo MSRC

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Desgagnés's fired up on LNG! A 5th Dual-Fuel / LNG Oil Tanker

Ça carbure au GNL chez Desgagnés! Un 5e pétrolier à bicarburation / GNL

2019-04-03

Québec City,- Desgagnés proudly and enthusiastically announces the acquisition of a 5th dual-fuel (diesel/LNG) oil/chemical tanker, the M/T Fure Vinga, soon to be renamed M/T Gaïa Desgagnés. Able to sail worldwide, it will primarily carry refined petroleum products on the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence, the Arctic and the East coasts of Canada and the United States.

Recently built in April 2018, this 16,300-ton double-hull vessel, 150 meters long and 22.8 meters wide, holds an ice class 1A and can carry nearly 20,000 m³ of cargo in its tanks. It is also equipped with a bow thruster and a high-efficiency rudder, providing exemplary safety during maneuvers.

The Gaïa Desgagnés, 5th vessel using liquefied natural gas as fuel to be integrated in the Desgagnés fleet since 2017, joins the first 4 which were designed and built specifically for the company. It also is part of the company's major fleet renewal plan, started a few years ago, confirming its commitment to better serve its customers and demonstrating, in a tangible way, Desgagnés's vision and leadership in sustainable development.  In fact, these dual-fuel vessels allow the company to maintain its stride aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of its fleet to a level unparalleled in Canada.

 

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ZIM adds Prince Rupert for new port destination

2019-03-29

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

Prince Rupert, BC, the Port of Prince Rupert, and DP World Prince Rupert announced a new weekly marine carrier service at the Fairview Container Terminal.

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) partnered with the 2M Alliance and has added Prince Rupert as one of their port destinations. With a global reach to over 100 countries, the new ZIM service made its inaugural call at the Port of Prince Rupert on March 27 with the arrival of ZIM containers on the Maersk Altair vessel.

"The Prince Rupert Port Authority is proud to welcome ZIM. The addition of ZIM to the Port of Prince Rupert further validates the Prince Rupert advantages of speed, reliability and reach. With CN's capacity improvements in western Canada and DP World's expansion of Fairview Container Terminal to accommodate 1.8M TEUs by 2022, the Port of Prince Rupert can continue to grow to meet the demand for trade through Canada's leading-edge gateway," said Shaun Stevenson, President & CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

In the decade since the Fairview Container Terminal began operations, its exclusive ship-to-rail service has grown at the fastest pace of any container terminal in North America, while earning a reputation for industry-leading dwell times and productivity. The ZIM service is part of the fourth weekly service for Prince Rupert, unlocking the ability for all intermodal shippers on or near CN's continental rail network to route freight through the Port of Prince Rupert.

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St. Lawrence Seaway launches opening marking 60th anniversary

La Voie maritime du Saint-Laurent inaugure son 60e anniversaire

2019-03-26

On a day of splendid sunshine, a decidedly upbeat mood prevailed when the St. Lawrence Seaway marked its 60th anniversary with the opening today of the 2019 season at the binational  North American waterway's entrance on the Saint Lambert lock facing Montreal. And fittingly enough, in the presence of many dignitaries, the Fednav Kumano, part of the fleet of Fednav Limited which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, served as the opening vessel. It was loaded with a bulk cargo of titanium chloride destined for the Port of Ashtabula, Ohio.

Marc Garneau, Canada's Minister of Transport, applauded the evolution of the Seaway to remain competitive and technologically advanced amidst fast-changing global transportation and trade trends to build a sustainable future. "The St. Lawrence Seaway has a distinguished past, a dynamic and vital present and will continue to play a vital role in Canada's economy."

Mme. Chantal Rouleau, Québec Minister for Transport and Minister responsible for the Montreal metropolitan region, noted that taken separately the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Region represented the world's third largest economy.

"After 60 years of operation, we have much to celebrate," declared Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation  - a sentiment echoed by his U.S. counterpart, Craig Middlebrook, Deputy Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

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Davie Shipbuilding Welcomes Federal Budget 2019

Davie Shipbuilding accueille favorablement le budget fédéral 2019


2019-03-25

Davie Shipbuilding responded on March 22 to the 2019 Federal Budget, welcoming the decision of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Transportation Minister Garneau to build three new ferries for Eastern Canada.

The three routes operating in Québec, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia serve a vital role in connecting people, goods and services between the provinces.

"The commitment by the government to build these new ferries is a great step in the right direction," applauded James Davies, president of Davie Shipbuilding.

"We thank the Prime Minister for his commitment to build three new ships. Not only will it provide Davie - the largest, highest capacity and most experienced shipyard in Canada - the chance to recall many of the 1300 skilled shipbuilders who have been on temporary layoff it will also be a major step in developing an exportable line of products for the booming international passenger vessel construction market. It is very good news for Davie workers, their families and our 996 suppliers throughout Canada who, I am sure, will all be celebrating today."

"We thank the Mayor of Lévis, the Mayor of Québec, the National Assembly of Québec, Premier Legault, Quebec's 24 senators, Minister Duclos, MP Lightbound, as well as the CSN for standing together and supporting the important role Davie will continue to play in renewing the federal fleet, not just for ferries, but also for the Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy. Source : Chantier Davie Canada Inc.

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