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Maritime transport and the carbon market

  By Denis Margot, President of Eolyss, with the collaboration of David Bolduc, Executive Director of Green Marine, and Mathieu Saint-Pierre, President and CEO of the Société de développement économique du Saint-Laurent (SODES). IMO and climate change The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon caused by certain atmospheric gases that retain part of the heat …

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Clean Shipping Alliance scrubs away at ICCT report on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

  Following the release of a report by environmental group ICCT, the Clean Shipping Alliance expresses its concern about the wrong perception of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“scrubbers”) and wash water discharges portrayed in the publication. “We welcome all scientific inquiries on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) that are objective and well researched. However, in …

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Global scrubber wastewater discharges represent 10 Gt per year says ICCT (Forum)

  Ships with scrubbers will emit at least 10 gigatonnes (Gt) of scrubber wash water each year absent additional regulations, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) said in a report. A rapidly growing number of ships are being fitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems, or “scrubbers,” as a way to comply with the International …

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Syrian chief mate flies home after four years in hell

  The four-year plight of a sole seafarer trapped on his vessel unable to go home due to political and legal hurdles has been resolved. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reports that its local union representative, who had been pleading the case to Egyptian port and immigration officials, was able to arrange a solution …

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Quebec business community seeks immediate Ottawa intervention in Montreal port conflict

  MONTRÉAL – The Association du camionnage du Québec, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM), the Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ), the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), and the Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec (MEQ) are extremely concerned about the impact of weeks of uncertainty at the Port of Montreal. Now that a strike …

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Joint letter urges the UK to establish international seafarer vaccination hub

  Nautilus International and the UK Chamber of Shipping have urged Maritime Minister Robert Courts MP to support establishing the UK as an international seafarer vaccination hub, where seafarers of all nationalities can access Covid-19 vaccines while their vessels are in ports around the UK. In a joint letter to the minister, Nautilus general secretary …

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Ports of Vancouver (BC), Seattle and Tacoma target phase-out of maritime emissions by 2050

  The Northwest Ports of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Tacoma, and the combined container operations of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, are jointly committing to a new vision to phase out emissions from seaport-related activities by 2050, the Northwest Seaport Alliance announced.  In collaboration among the four ports, the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy seeks to meet this target …

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Bimco supports global seabed mapping initiative

  Copenhague – Knowing the depth and shape of the seafloor (bathymetry) is fundamental for our understanding of ocean circulation, tides, sediment transport and environmental change. Currently, and despite many years of effort, less than 20 per cent of the ocean seafloor has been mapped. Therefore, BIMCO supports the Seabed 2030 initiative and encourages the …

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ICS launches COVID-19 vaccine guide to secure seafarer safety

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has coordinated a number of shipping bodies in launching a practical guide on COVID-19 vaccinations for use throughout the industry. The guide is part of an effort to ensure that seafarers are kept safe and fully informed when it comes to vaccines, while also maintaining the integrity of …

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Proof of seafarer vaccinations poses legal minefield for shipping companies

  London – The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned that lack of access to vaccinations for seafarers is placing shipping in a ‘legal minefield,’ while leaving global supply chains vulnerable. A legal document due to be circulated to the global shipping community later this week by ICS highlights concerns that vaccinations could soon …

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