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Kongsberg Maritime
nabs Canadian simulation orders

2010-11-23

Kongsberg Maritime Simulation Ltd., the St. John's branch of Kongsberg Maritime, has reported a series of contracts with Canadian customers in the latter half of 2010. The contracts cover a wide spectrum from ship's bridge, dynamic positioning and radar simulators through to engine room and naval simulators.

"We are delighted to have sealed so many contracts in Canada over the last few months, said Henry Tremblay, President of Kongsberg Maritime Simulation Ltd.

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China eyes Arctic resources and shipping potential

2010-11-18

With China's transformation into a world economic power becoming more and more dependent on imported commodities, the melting Arctic region's huge untapped resources and potential for shorter transportation routes figure high on the radar screen of Chinese global strategy, according to Guo Peiqing, Associate Professor of Polar Politics and Law at the Ocean University of China in Qingdao.

Speaking in Montreal at this week's 3rd Annual Arctic Shipping North America Conference staged by Informa Maritime Events, Mr. Guo noted that large quantities of foreign oil are imported into China from the Middle East, Africa, Russia and South America.

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CSL's Martin slams failure to treat shipping
and environment holistically

2010-11-09

In a candidly-worded speech this week at the 6th City of London Biennial Meeting, David Martin, a member of the Board of the CSL Group, strongly criticized national governments and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for their "seeming inability to approach shipping and the environment holistically."

At the same time, Mr. Martin, who is Chairman of CSL's Corporate Sustainability Committee, suggested that the shipping industry needs to be more pro-active in accepting "the science and reality of climate change."

Co-President and CEO of Horizon Capital Investments, Mr. Martin stressed that "we need to show governments that we are part of the solution, because we can be, and must be part of the solution."

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Seaway vessel self-spotting system
becomes fully operational

2010-11-10

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation  announced  that testing and evaluation of the vessel self-spotting system has resulted in positive feedback and has proven that the system is ready to be put into operation. Thus, the SLSMC advised mariners in a Notice to Shipping on November 10 that the system will be used for qualified vessels in the Canadian deep locks from Montreal to Lake Ontario.

"The system now covers the Canadian deep locks from the Niagara region to Montreal, but not the U.S. locks," a Seaway official told Maritime Magazine.

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Robert Lewis-Manning joins CSA

2010-11-09

Bruce Bowie, President of the Canadian Shipowners Association has announced the appointment of Robert Lewis-Manning as Vice-President, Operations effective Nov. 30.

Mr. Lewis-Manning joins the CSA after a 24-year career in the Canadian Navy where he held positions as Team Leader for the Canadian Forces Transformation Team, Chief Executive Officer of Sea Training-Pacific, Chief of Staff of Operations for Maritime Force-Pacific, and, most recently, as the Captain of HMS Vancouver.

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