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Shipping industry takes new step to protect marine environments

  Cleaning a ship’s submerged parts from barnacles and other growths, while the ship is in the water, can transfer invasive species to local marine environments unless it is properly cleaned and the debris is captured. To combat this problem, and to provide clarity and quality assurance to shipowners, ports and government authorities, BIMCO and …

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California boxship congestion shattering records

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Containership congestions at unprecedented levels at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the biggest maritime complex in North America, cannot be rapidly alleviated due to the devastating impact of rising COVID-19 cases amongst longshoremen, truck drivers and freight train operators, Capt. Kip Louttit, Executive Director of the Marine Exchange …

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Provincial government investments should give priority to Made in Canada ships (FORUM)

Ottawa – The Canadian Marine Industries and Shipbuilding Association (CMISA) has expressed concern over provincial governments ordering vessels overseas rather than giving such business to Canadian shipyards. In a bluntly-worded statement released by Colin Cooke, President and CEO, the CMISA noted: “During the last week of January when new US President Joe Biden re-issued a Buy American …

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New partnership announced at Davos to accelerate shipping decarbonization

  Geneva, Switzerland – The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), a new coalition formed to accelerate the decarbonization of global industries representing 30% of global emissions, was launched yesterday at the Davos Agenda. The MPP brings together over 400 companies, along with their customers, suppliers, bankers, shareholders, and regulators, to build pathways to net-zero. Run by …

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Tailwinds of 2020 (Forum)

  Shipping has faced some historically significant challenges this year, we opened the year with IMO 2020, the greatest change in fuel regulation in this century and we end the year still trying to come to grips with crew changes in such a time of crisis. How has the maritime technology sector fared? Well, here …

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The European shipping industry applauds last-minute Brexit deal

  Following the last-minute deal reached between the UK and the EU, the European shipping industry applauds the efforts of both EU and UK negotiators for their perseverance to secure this agreement.   The European shipping industry has been urging policymakers on both sides to avoid a no-deal scenario at all costs. EU-UK supply chains …

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The maritime sector keeps its head high at CargoM

MONTREAL – The Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, CargoM, is marking the retirement of Ms. Sylvie Vachon, the Chair of its Board of Directors and a founding member. At its last meeting, the Board of Directors elected Ms. Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec Corporation, as its new Chair.    Ms. Vachon successfully united …

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IMO holding crucial discussions on decarbonising maritime shipping

London – Vital measures to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships will be discussed by governments this week November 16-20 by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee amidst calls by the global marine sector to adopt a proposal for an industry-financed US$5 billion research and development programme. The latter would catalyse the transformation of …

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New report provides blueprint to unlock the first wave of zero-emission shipping projects

  The maritime industry has no time to waste if it is to meet the International Maritime Organization’s ambition of at least halving emissions from international shipping by 2050. It will require commercially viable zero emission vessels to be operating along deep-sea trade routes by 2030. This is the goal of the Getting to Zero …

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Shocking WMU report underlines why seafarers work such long hours

New research from a team at the World Maritime University (WMU) underlines systemic failures in the implementation of the regulatory regime for seafarers’ hours of work and rest, undermining the credibility of international regulations relating to working hours. ‘A culture of adjustment’, by Dr. Raphael Baumler, Ms. Yvette deKlerk, Dr. Michael Ekow Manuel and Dr. …

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