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Desgagnés vessel shipping containers to Toronto

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The Claude A. Desgagnés, part of the general cargo and bulker fleet of Quebec City-based Groupe Desgagnés, is shipping some 400 containers from Montreal to Toronto via the St. Lawrence Seaway. A geared vessel that can load and unload containers when required, it departed yesterday. This follows an arrangement with …

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Joint study explores feasibility of mobile carbon capture in shipping

Stena Image, the second out of 10 sister ships ordered from the Guangzhou Shipyard in China. Built 2015. Photo courtesy of Stena Bulk   As the shipping industry looks for ways to reduce its carbon footprint, one of the methods that is being explored is carbon capture. To explore this, anewpartnershiphas been created betweenOGCI, a …

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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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Deep sea is slowly warming

Photo: Cape Eleuthera Institute WASHINGTON, DC—New research reveals temperatures in the deep sea fluctuate more than scientists previously thought and a warming trend is now detectable at the bottom of the ocean. In a new study in American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers analyzed a decade of hourly temperature recordings from moorings anchored at four depths …

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Mercy Ships present the Global Mercy, World’s Largest NGO Hospital Ship (Updated)

  Construction of what has been described as the world’s largest civilian/NGO hospital ship – the Global Mercy– is making progress and is nearing completion in China. Mercy Ships, a faith-based global organization powered by charitable donors and volunteers, has been providing world-class surgical care to those in need for more than 40 years, free of …

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MSC Sees hydrogen and biofuels as key components of future fuels

Bud Darr, Executive Vice President Maritime Policy & Government Affairs at MSC Group,  Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the world’s second-largest containerline, said it is further exploring the viability of hydrogen and fuels derived from it as a possible fuel source for the future of container shipping, and is increasingly pioneering the …

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT

The Montreal Port Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Bird as Vice-President, Contrecœur. Mr. Bird brings extensive experience in the management of large-scale projects, particularly in the mining sector. Prior to joining the MPA, he worked for close to ten years at ArcelorMittal Mines Canada, managing mining operations, health and safety, energy, mine engineering and environment, mine planning and geology before serving as Chief Technology …

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Too easily forgotten heroes under COVID-19 (Forum)

Widely regarded as the senior statesman of world maritime journalism, Michael Grey* offers, in our FORUM section, an impassioned commentary on seafarers as the too easily forgotten heroes of COVID-19. “Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future” might seem somewhat an obvious observation – a bit like suggesting that the sea is a necessary adjunct to …

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