Environment

CMC urges unified Canada-U.S. approach to ballast water regulations

Bruce Burrows, CMC President and CEO By Leo Ryan, Editor The Ottawa-based Chamber of Maritime Commerce has urged the Canadian and U.S. authorities to abandon their separate regulatory tracks and to “forge a bilateral arrangement on managing ballast water” in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence  shipping corridor. At the same time, in an emailed statement to …

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First overseas car freighter with low-emission LNG propulsion entered service for Volkswagen Group

Premiere in Emden: For the first time, vehicles from Europe are being transported from Europe to North and Central America on a car freighter powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). On Tuesday evening the SIEM CONFUCIUS with more than 4,800 vehicles for North America left Emden for Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. The LNG …

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Many vessels not complying with whale protection slowdown orders

OTTAWA – During a week in May, 72 percent of vessels were observed exceeding a voluntary 10 knot slowdown through the Cabot Strait, a key passage for endangered North Atlantic right whales as they migrate into the Gulf of St. Lawrence in search of food. The highest observed speed – 21.1 knots – was a …

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Fednav receives the Blue Circle Award 2019

Vancouver, British Colombia– Fednav Limited is delighted to have been awarded the Port of Vancouver’s 2019 Blue Circle Award for the EcoAction program, showcasing the company’s continuous efforts in maintaining sustainable and high efficiency stewardship practices. The program rewards day-to-day operation above and beyond regulatory requirements by allowing financial incentives for vessels that have implemented …

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Fratianni of MGT chairs new board of Green Marine

Michael Fratianni, President of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), was elected new Chair of the new board of Green Marine at its Annual General Meeting. He succeeds Ron Tursi, President of Guardian Ship Management, who has served on the Board for six years, the last year of which was as Chairman. “I look forward to …

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Stena Bulk presents a prototype of the next-generation product and chemical tanker

IMOFlexMAX by Stena Bulk Swedish company Stena Bulk, one of the world’s leading tanker shipping companies, presented today a prototype of the next-generation product and chemical tanker, the IMOFlexMAX , which will be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25% compared to modern product tankers. The vessel, designed by Stena Bulk to …

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Canada among countries signing joint statement marking World Oceans Day

OTTAWA –  Prime Minister Trudeau was among world leaders signing a joint statement by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy marking World Oceans Day: “Today, we celebrate World Oceans Day under unprecedented circumstances, as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated health and economic challenges,” the statement said. “We, the …

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Wood pledges to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030

Robin Watson, Chief Executive, Wood   Wood, the oilfield services company, has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030.  The company will formally submit its targets to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), a globally recognised body that champions ambitious corporate climate action. Wood’s target will put the company …

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CMA CGM Group heads towards carbon neutrality by 2050

On 2 June, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM, was a key speaker at the UN Global Compact. Other speakers participated including Deputy UN Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson, the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization Kitack Lim, and …

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FMC launches investigation into proposed “discriminatory” Canadian ballast water regulations

By Leo Ryan, Editor U.S.-flag carriers on the Great Lakes seriously perturbed over the implications of proposed Canadian ballast water regulations strengthening measures against the spread of aquatic invasive species have successfully taken up their cause with Washington’s Federal Maritime Commission. The FMC in late May agreed to launch an investigation based on unanimous acceptance …

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