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Veritas publishes new polar rules
and ice guidance

2010-11-27

International classification society Bureau Veritas has released new rules for polar-class vessels and specific guidance on ice/structure interaction.

The rules are aimed at accelerating Arctic and Caspian Sea oil and gas development by facilitating the building of tank, cargo and offshore service vessels which can operate unsupported by icebreakers in very heavy ice conditions.

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Vancouver box surge approaches 2008 record

2010-11-26

The rebound of container cargo at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) from the 2009 recession  has surpassed expectations and is approaching the record of 2.5 million TEUs set in 2008.

In the period to end October, Canada's largest port handled 2.09 million TEUs - representing a 17% increase over the 1.78 million TEUs a year-earlier. Imports were up 16% and exports up 18%.

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Avis de recrutement d'apprentis pilotes

Notice of recruitment of apprentice pilots

2010-11-22

L'Administration de pilotage des Laurentides prévoit recruter des apprentis pilotes qui pourront être appelés à exercer la profession de pilote maritime sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent dans la circonscription 1.1 (port de Montréal) à partir du 15 février 2011 ou dans la circonscription no 1 (Montréal/Québec) à partir du 1er avril 2011. Le recrutement est conditionnel aux besoins en main-d'oeuvre de pilotage pour les prochaines années. Le concours se termine le 7 janvier 2011.  Pour information, cliquez ici.

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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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