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Repatriation completed of more than 600 Kiribati seafarers

Over 600 Kiribati seafarers trapped overseas as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have now been repatriated, some after two years of being stranded, the International Chamber of Shipping announced. The last six seafarers landed by plane in Tarawa on Monday. This marked the end of a two-year repatriation effort led by a coalition of …

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MARAD ups funding for U.S ports to $684 million

Washington – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that up to $684.3 million is now available for Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grants, to be awarded on a competitive basis to projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a port. …

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ONE unveils growth strategy investing $20 billion by 2030

Ocean Network Express (ONE), which groups three Japanese carriers, has announced plans to invest $20 billion on new containership and terminal acquisitions over the next eight years. The alliance was established in 2017 by K Line, MOL and NYK. It presently operates some 208 ships with a total capacity of 1.5 million TEUs, ranking it …

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Seaway’s vital trade role underlined at opening of 2022 navigation season

St-Catharines, Ontario – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) today marked the opening of the Seaway’s 64th navigation season. The Canada Steamship Lines’ Trillium Class bulk carrier CSL Welland was the first ship to transit through the Welland Canal. Traffic opened in the Montreal-Lake Ontario section on March 22. While marine industry stakeholders were …

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Rôle essentiel de la Voie maritime souligné à l’ouverture

St-Catharines, Ontario – C’est aujourd’hui que la Corporation de gestion de la Voie maritime du Saint-Laurent marque l’ouverture de sa 64e saison de navigation. Le vraquier de la Classe Trillium CSL Welland, de la société Canada Steamship Lines, a été le premier navire à franchir le canal Welland. La navigation c’est ouvert le 22 mars …

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K Line looks to artificial intelligence to keep ship machinery operational

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and compatriot Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) as well as Preferred Networks announced that they have concluded a co-development contract for “AI (Artificial Intelligence)-based Marine Machinery Operation Support System that is expected to be part of the core technology to achieve autonomous vessel operation in the future. The system …

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New Maritime Magazine now online

This autumn issue of Maritime Magazine (#102) has exceptional content as the global economy unevenly pursues post-pandemic recovery. Our annual feature on North Atlantic trade contains a revelation: Germany is showing signs of overtaking BREXIT-struck UK as Canada’s leading merchandise trading partner in Europe, a development that few would have ever dared predict! The special …

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