Environment

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster to Invest up to $35M in New Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program

ST. JOHN’S– Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) announced today a Canada-wide Call for Proposals for its new Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program (Program). Through the Program, the supercluster will invest up to $35 million in short-term ocean projects that will help stimulate the economy during this challenging time. This will supplement the OSC’s core programs in Technology Leadership and Innovation …

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Green Marine Europe launched

Paris and Quebec City – Green Marine and Surfrider Foundation Europe today announced that the Green Marine Europe environmental program is now available to European ship owners. The Green Marine Europe label is based on the Green Marine environmental certification program, a voluntary initiative by the maritime industry in Canada and the United States that aims …

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First government report on state of marine ecosystems in Canadian Arctic

Ottawa – Today, on Earth Day, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, released Canada’s Oceans Now: Arctic Ecosystems, 2019, the second status report of the annual ocean series. Canada’s State of the Ocean reports are summaries of the current status and trends of marine ecosystems in Canada’s three oceans. Today’s release provides useful educational …

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Helping developing world seafarers on the COVID-19 frontline

LONDON – “The outbreak of COVID-19 on a global scale has brought fear and uncertainty to key workers around the world. Those in the maritime sector have particular anxieties as they are displaced from home, friends, family and the other support mechanisms available to most. It has never been more important for these seafarers to …

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Minship bulk carrier biofuel trial advances carbon neutral shipping

Bavarian ship management company Minship and its subsidiary Minmarine  announced that a bulk carrier in their fleet of managed vessels, M/V Trudy, has successfully bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel bunkered by the 2009-built, 30,790 dwt bulk carrier on April 17 was GoodFuels’ sustainable Biofuel Oil MR1-100: which is a second generation sustainable …

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ABB to power South Asia’s first LNG hybrid tug for efficient and sustainable operations

ABB’s electric propulsion, power, energy storage, control and automation technology will be at the heart of the first tug in South Asia capable of switching between low emission LNG engines and zero-emission battery power. The tug, which will operate in Singapore harbor, has been ordered by Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Marine Services for delivery from …

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Logistec announces change in senior leadership

Logistec Corporation, a Montréal based marine and environmental services provider, wishes to inform all its stakeholders of a change in senior leadership. Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec, announced that, for personal reasons, Kevin Bourbonnais will be stepping down as President of Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. and Logistec Environmental Services Inc. Ms. Paquin will assume the role …

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Pandemic masks true picture of sulphur 2020 compliance, asserts lawyer firm

Cap-aux-Meules, April 15, 2020 – With the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, CTMA cancels its 19th cruise season which was scheduled from June 12 to September 25, 2020. Due to the new measures put in place last week by Transport Canada concerning the non-essential transportation of passengers, cruises scheduled June 12, 19 and 26 had …

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Final Ottawa decision on Roberts Bank container terminal project delayed to November

By Leo Ryan, Editor The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) announced that Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has extended the time limit by 90 days to late November for the issuance of a final decision on the proposed $3 billion Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2) project by the Vancouver …

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Steel cutting for the world’s largest LNG RoRo ship

Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard located in Shandong Province in eastern China, has cut the first steel for a new LNG-powered roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel ordered by Swedish shipping company Wallenius SOL. “I’m absolutely thrilled that construction has begun. We set the bar high in terms of reliable ocean freight with low environmental impact, and a ship …

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