Maritime Magazine

UK forges ahead with implementing freeports

  Eight freeports will be established in England as part of the British finance minister’s annual budget unveiled yesterday. The first tranche of freeports include successful bids from East Midlands Airport, Felixstowe/Harwich, Liverpool, Humber, Plymouth, Solent, Thames and Teesside. However more designations could be needed elsewhere to prevent regions losing out. Commenting on the developments, …

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Maersk’s CEO discusses supply chain disruption at the JOC TPM annual industry events

  Copenhagen, Denmark – Vincent Clerc, A.P. Moller – Maersk’s CEO of Ocean & Logistics spoke at the JOC Transpacific Maritime Conference – North America’s largest (virtual) customer and industry event – To set the context of supply chain disruption for customers and three themes for improvement. “The threat of supply chain disruption is an …

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Launching announced of Picton-Halifax container service in 2021

  By Leo Ryan, Editor A Canadian-flag, weekly 300-TEU container service by Doornekamp Lines will this year connect the Port of Halifax with Picton, a small but strategically-located port on Lake Ontario via the St. Lawrence/Great Lakes corridor. This was formally announced today by Ben Doornekamp,  one of the principals of family-owned  enterprise Doornekamp Construction …

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Port of Vancouver set several cargo records in 2020

  The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority reported that total cargo volume in 2020 increased by 1% from 144.2 to 145.5 million metric tonnes (MMT) over the same period in 2019, with new annual records set for grain, potash, and container trade. China continued to be the port’s largest trading partner, with two-way trade climbing 18% …

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International Shipbreaking from Texas becomes first EU-compliant shipbreaking facility

  International Shipbreaking’s first EU ship recycling project, the MT Wolverine International Shipbreaking, part of the world-leading recycler EMR Metal Recycling, has gained EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SSR) accreditation for its site in Brownsville, Texas, after investing $30 million in compliant infrastructure. The Brownsville site is the first US shipbreaking site to achieve this …

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RSS Sir David Attenborough delivered to LR Class

  The UK’s largest commercial newbuild for over 30 years has been formally presented with LR certification after a four-year-long construction period. Photo: BAS. Britain’s new polar research ship, the RSS Sir David Attenborough has been awarded LR certification after a four-year-long construction period. The vessel was delivered to Natural Environment Research Council and British …

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Port Canaveral becomes North America’s first LNG cruise port

  New Q-LNG 4000 LNG articulated bunker barge arrives at Port, stands ready to fuel the next generation of cruise ships Port Canaveral, FL – Port Canaveral marked a historic milestone yesterday in the safe, reliable transportation and delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in North America as the Q-LNG 4000, a cutting-edge ship-to-ship articulated tug and bunker …

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Hurtigruten victim of a cyberattack

  The Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten, already in difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic, announced on Monday that it had been the target of a cyber attack. According to the company’s head of technology services, Ole-Marius Moe-Helgesen, “This is a serious attack,” “Hurtigruten’s entire global IT infrastructure appears to be affected,” he added in a …

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Port of Montreal welcomes Ottawa green light for Contrecoeur project

  The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomed today’s statement by Jonathan Wilkinson, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, on the Contrecoeur expansion project by the Port of Montreal. The favourable decision, rendered after five years of consultations and analysis by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, makes it possible to take a decisive step towards obtaining permits. This means that the MPA can move forward …

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Russia launches first of two satellites to monitor Arctic climate

  A Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday carrying Russia’s first satellite for monitoring the Arctic’s climate, the Roscosmos space agency said.  Video published by the Russian space agency showed the Soyuz blaster launching against grey skies at 0655 GMT, carrying an Arktika-M satellite. Space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin …

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