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Canada underlines blue economy needs at OECD event in Paris

Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Bernadette Jordan, today addressed the need for a more sustainable, blue economy at a special event staged in Paris by the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It marked the launch of a report entitled Sustainable Ocean for All – Harnessing the benefits …

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Heddle Shipyards wins another Coast Guard refit contract

CCGS Griffon; Photo CCG Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded a contract of $4 million to Heddle Shipyards in Hamilton, Ontario, for refit work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Griffon. The CCGS Griffon is a high-endurance multi-tasked vessel that performs light icebreaking …

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The Philippines open new crew change hubs

Manila-The Department of Transportation (DOTr), Philippine Ports Authority, Philippine Coast Guard, MARINA, and the Office for Transportation Security, have worked together to activate crew change hubs in the Philippines, in order to help address the worldwide need to provide maritime vessels the avenue to refresh their manpower, especially given the current situation and the array …

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Disruption on the Port of Montreal waterfront: Maritime Magazine speaks out

By Leo Ryan, Editor What a sorry spectacle it has been since early July on the Port of Montreal harbor front, the scene of the worst conflict in decades between more than 1,150 longshoremen and maritime employers. A series of provisional strikes launched by the docker union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 375, …

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Quebec and Ontario urge Ottawa to intervene in Montreal docker strike

The longshore union’s collective agreement expired on December 31, 2018. (photo CUPE 375) Echoing growing calls from the business community, the Quebec and Ontario governments have sent a letter to Ottawa urging the federal government to intervene in the latest Montreal dock strike, which entered its second week Monday. Negotiations between the longshore union and …

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Mining/forestry sector urges Ottawa intervention in Montreal docker strike

OTTAWA – Resource industry groups have united to demand the federal government intervene in the ongoing Port of Montreal strike. After a protracted rail strike in November, rail blockades in February, and the ongoing and significant supply chain disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of Montreal strike is exacerbating an already stressful situation by bringing the shipping …

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Davie makes history with return of Royal Canadian Navy frigates

  LÉVIS, QC – Davie, Canada’s largest, longest-established and highest capacity shipbuilder, made history today with the official launch of the long-term naval frigate maintenance and upgrade program. A welcome ceremony for HMCS St. John’s was hosted by James Davies, President and CEO of Davie Shipbuilding, Honourable Jean Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board of Canada,  Marie-Eve Proulx, minister …

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Chantier Davie establishing Arctic icebreaking research centre

  LÉVIS, QC – Chantier Davie, Canada’s premier builder of polar and ice-capable ships, today launched the National Icebreaker Centre (NIC) – reflecting its leadership role in the rejuvenation of Canada’s entire icebreaking fleet under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. “Davie’s National Icebreaker Centre puts Canada in the global vanguard of ultra-modern, versatile and sustainable polar and ice-capable vessel construction,” said James Davies, …

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HMCS St John’s arrived at Davie Canada today

The Canadian frigate HMCS St John’s (340), launched on August 26, 1995 and commissioned in its eponymous city on June 24, 1996, arrived today at Davie shipyard in Lévis (Qc) for a refit. This work is necessary in order to continue to ensure the availability and reliability of the Halifax-class frigates during their operational cycle …

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Minister Jordan highlights importance of growing Canada’s ocean economy

(photo: Fisheries Oceans Canada) The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, speaking at the Vancouver Board of Trade today, outlined the Government’s path forward to achieve healthy, sustainable oceans and economic prosperity here in Canada and around the world. This includes reaching our target of protecting 25% of …

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