Maritime Magazine

Mitsui OSK installs microplastic collection device on wood chip carrier

In an industry-first, Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has installed a microplastic collection device on one of its ships. MOL teamed with Japanese ballast water treatment system manufacturer Miura to add the device onto a newbuild wood chip carrier. The microplastic collection device is activated during operation of the ballast water treatment system, with the …

Mitsui OSK installs microplastic collection device on wood chip carrier Read More »

Martin Imbleau named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority

  MONTREAL – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) proudly announced today the appointment of Martin Imbleau to the position of President and CEO. In senior management positions for some fifteen years and having developed extensive experience in strategy, operations, business development and managing major infrastructure projects, he will succeed Sylvie Vachon. Ms. Vachon is retiring on December …

Martin Imbleau named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority Read More »

Davie Canada delivers CCGS Jean Goodwill

Lévis, QC – Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, and Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard marked the delivery of the CCGS Jean Goodwill, the second of three medium interim icebreakers to join the fleet after completing refit and conversion work at Davie Shipbuilding in Lévis, Quebec. …

Davie Canada delivers CCGS Jean Goodwill Read More »

New technology may weaken seafarers’ professional judgment (Forum)

  By Guro Kulset Merakerås A good sailor has traditionally been a person who makes decisions that ensure that their ship, cargo and crew are safe. Good seamanship has not been synonymous with following procedures and doing everything by the book. Maybe just the opposite. Opposing a set of rules that are perceived as irrelevant or …

New technology may weaken seafarers’ professional judgment (Forum) Read More »

Port of Québec rebuffs negative federal environmental agency report on Laurentia project

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The Port of Québec has challenged certain major issues raised last week in a federal agency report which concluded that the planned Laurentia container terminal project in its present form  “is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.” In its draft report, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada affirmed that …

Port of Québec rebuffs negative federal environmental agency report on Laurentia project Read More »

IMO committee approves ban on heavy ship fuel in the Arctic

  LONDON – In a decision criticized by environmental groups for not going far enough, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) today approved a proposed ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic region as of July 1, 2024. Such a ban already exists in the …

IMO committee approves ban on heavy ship fuel in the Arctic Read More »

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announces smart protective coatings project  

  (Dartmouth, NS) – Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced four projects  including the Smart Protective Coatings Project as a part of its core Technology Leadership stream of projects. With a total project value of more than $4.6 million, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster will provide $2.2 million in funding with the balance coming from industry partners. The Smart …

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announces smart protective coatings project   Read More »

Draft report sees Port of Montreal Contrecoeur project as potentially triggering only moderate environmental effects 

By Leo Ryan, Editor The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, in its long-awaited draft report, has concluded that the Port of Montreal’s Contrecoeur container terminal project “is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, taking into account the implementation of key mitigation measures.” The Agency also concludes in its report released on November 18 …

Draft report sees Port of Montreal Contrecoeur project as potentially triggering only moderate environmental effects  Read More »

Canada’s first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary begins operations in British Columbia

Mr. Robert Stacey Paul Johnson, Heiltsuk CN-CGA Zone Coordinator Victoria, BC, – The Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary (CN-CGA) commenced on-water operations this fall in the territorial waters of Ahousaht and Heiltsuk First Nations, becoming the first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary in Canada. CN-CGA response units in Nisga’a, Gitxaala, and Kitasoo/Xai’xais territorial waters will …

Canada’s first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary begins operations in British Columbia Read More »

Port of Trois-Rivières acquires Hommage au Saint-Laurent collection

Un village une Île by Yvon St-Aubin Trois-Rivières, QC – Aware of the local and regional artistic heritage and with the desire to support its development and dissemination, the Port of Trois-Rivières has acquired the collection of canvas artworks Hommage au Saint-Laurent, created by a collective group of artists composed of Gérard Boulanger, Yvon Lemieux, Raymond …

Port of Trois-Rivières acquires Hommage au Saint-Laurent collection Read More »