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Shipping industry leaders prominent participants at coming UN climate change summit

A major gathering of top executives from the world’s biggest shipping companies and maritime state representatives will take place in Glasgow at a cross-industry decarbonisation conference, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) announced. The shipping industry’s official COP 26 sideline event, Shaping the Future of Shipping, will bring together leaders from the shipping, energy, climate …

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Congested ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to assess surcharge on carriers for import containers

 In an effort to improve cargo movement amid congestion and record volume, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have announced they will begin assessing on November 1 a surcharge to ocean carriers for import containers that dwell on marine terminals. Under the new policy, the ports will charge ocean carriers for each container …

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Wärtsilä commits to carbon neutrality by 2030

The Finnish marine technology firm Wärtsilä has set a goal of becoming carbon neutral in its own operations and of providing products that will be ready for zero-carbon fuels by 2030. Wärtsilä’s “Set for 30” carbon neutrality commitment covers direct greenhouse gas emissions from the company’s own operations, including the research and development and factory …

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CSL Americas takes delivery of second converted self-unloader

The CSL Group has announced the delivery of CSL Kajika, the second of two converted 77,250 DWT gravity-fed self-unloading ships at COSCO Nantong shipyard, on October 22, 2021. The vessel will operate in the CSL Americas fleet as part of the CSL International Pool, where it will join sister-ship CSL Koasek, which was delivered on August 30, 2021, and …

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Mandatory vaccination required to access Canada’s Seaway structures

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy as mandated for the federally regulated marine transportation sector in alignment with Transport Canada guidelines, the SLSMC announced today.  As part of that policy, all agencies, administrations, vendors, suppliers, visitors and contractors are expected to be fully vaccinated to have access to our …

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L’équipage évacué d’un porte-conteneurs au large de la Colombie-Britannique

Le week-end a été marqué par un incident maritime dramatique, avec des membres d’équipage évacués en toute sécurité du MV Zim Kingston sur lequel dix conteneurs ont pris feu samedi dans les eaux du Pacifique à quelque 8 km au large de Victoria. Il s’agissait du même navire qui, deux jours plus tôt, avait perdu …

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Crew evacuated from container ship fire off BC coast

The weekend was marked by a dramatic maritime incident, with crew members safely evacuated from the MV Zim Kingston  on which ten containers caught fire Saturday in Pacific waters some 8 kms off Victoria. It was the same vessel which two days earlier had lost 35-40 containers in heavy seas west of Vancouver Island. The …

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Les conditions de camionnage s’aggravent au port de Vancouver (en anglais)

Truckers, intermodal marketing companies, and freight forwarders say trucking conditions at the Port of Vancouver have deteriorated rapidly in the past two weeks amid a surge of imports that has filled local warehouses beyond capacity and caused a severe shortage of chassis, reports the JOC.com daily news platform. “It’s absolutely chaotic here. Our customers are …

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Groupe Océan fait l’acquisition de Samson Tugboats dans la region de Vancouver

Québec – Groupe Océan est fière d’annoncer l’acquisition de Samson Tugboats Inc., une entreprise spécialisée en remorquage portuaire, basée dans la région de Vancouver depuis 2011. En mars 2020, Groupe Océan annonçait l’obtention de plusieurs contrats d’importance en Colombie-Britannique, dont une offre de services de remorquage portuaire dans le port de Vancouver avec trois remorqueurs …

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Volumes records de fret en milieu d’année via le port de Vancouver

L’Administration portuaire de Vancouver Fraser a publié les statistiques de mi-année 2021 pour les marchandises transitant par le port de Vancouver. Du 1er janvier au 30 juin 2021, les volumes globaux de fret transitant par le plus grand port du Canada ont atteint un record de 76,4 millions de tonnes métriques (MMT), en hausse de …

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