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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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Small recovery from COVID-19 seen in global marine insurance  market

Global marine insurance premiums across all sectors are relatively stable despite the global pandemic, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) reported today.” Early signs of a modest market recovery are encouraging although COVID-19 has injected a new level of uncertainty.”  In its 2020 analysis of the global marine insurance market, IUMI presents a range …

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Desgagnés vessel departs from Toronto after ‘historic’ container shipment

  The Claude A. Desgagnés self-unloading geared vessel departed early Sunday from Toronto after being the first ship in over a decade to transport containerized goods from Montreal to Toronto via the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, port spokesperson Jessica Pellerin told Maritime Magazine today. Part of the fleet of Groupe Desgagnés, the ship arrived …

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Pirates kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports

Anti-piracy training in the Gulf of Guinea. Photo: US Navy In its latest report for the third quarter of the year, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) bureau notes pirates armed with guns and knives are abducting larger groups of seafarers further off the West African coast than before. IMB’s latest global piracy report details …

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Maritime leaders reimagine more resilient, sustainable global seaborne trade

The CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the first container ship of this size powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), set a world record on October 12 by loading 20,723 full containers in Singapore. Finding a new way forward for global seaborne trade was the focus of discussions during the Global Maritime Forum’s week-long Virtual-High Level Meeting on …

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Oceana Canada calls for major initiatives to mitigate global plastics disaster

OTTAWA – A just-released Oceana Canada REPORT affirms that the massive amount of plastic waste Canada is generating disproportionately contributes to the global plastic disaster that is choking our oceans and the animals that call them home. The report from the non-profit organization outlines how the Canadian government can help turn the tide on one of the …

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Canadian shipyard group assails coast guard planned offshore vessel purchase

Colin Cooke, president CMISA  OTTAWA – The Canadian Marine Industry and Shipbuilding Association (CMISA), representing marine suppliers and shipyards from all across Canada, today voiced a strong objection to the current Request for Proposal (RFP) published for the Canadian Coast Guard. The CGC is again purchasing a used ship from offshore, instead of building this ship right here at …

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Global tripartite initiative to support breaking crew change deadlock

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) have …

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