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MSC joins the Smart Maritime Network

  Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has joined the Smart Maritime Network, an industry membership group focused on increasing the compatibility, standardization, and harmonization of the technology used in the shipping industry. MSC has long recognized the importance of digitization across the shipping industry, and has been one of the pioneers behind the industry’s digital transformation, …

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Montreal longshore union and port employers to resume negotiations

Longshoremen and employers at the port of Montreal  have agreed to resume negotiations tomorrow although the port workers today began a 40-hour strike at the two terminals of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) at 3 pm that is to last until Saturday at 6.59 am. The strike action by the union, CUPE Local 375, affects …

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New mega Crane arrives at PSA Halifax 

HALIFAX – Continuing with the development of the South End Container Terminal, PSA Halifax, operator of the south-end facility, has welcomed another major piece of superstructure with the arrival of a new Super-Post Panamax (SPPX) ship-to-shore container gantry crane. Able to lift cargo more than 51 metres (170 feet) from the ground and with outreach …

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Longshore union launching strike against biggest Montreal container operator

By Leo Ryan, Editor The union representing more than 1,100 longshore workers at the Port of Montreal has served notice that it will strike for 40 hours starting at 3 pm on Thursday, July 2 against the two terminals of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, largest container operator at Canada’s leading east coast port. MGT’s Racine …

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Laurentia project cornerstone of a new centre for global maritime and logistics innovation in Québec City

06/22/2020 Québec City – The Laurentia Project will become the cornerstone of a new and dynamic global ecosystem for innovation in logistics and maritime transportation technologies with the announcement today by the Québec Port Authority of the signing of memorandums of understanding with seven major partners from the maritime, transportation and research world. The international …

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Rotterdam’s container hub chalks up another record

This morning – 4 June – the container ship Marseille Maersk left the APMT 2 terminal in Prinses Amaliahaven en route to Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia. With a draught of 17.30 metres, the vessel represents a new record for container ships calling on Rotterdam. The previous record stood at 17.10 metres. This past Wednesday had also …

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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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New speedy South China – Los Angeles Service from ZIM

Israeli carrier ZIM has announced the launch of a new, speedy, dedicated service from South China to Los Angeles, US, West Coast – Speedy ZIM eCommerce Xpress (ZEX). Designed to cater to the increasing needs of eCommerce customers, especially now due to the growing eCommerce demand following the COVID-19 crisis and the need for more …

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Maersk steers towards renewable methanol as a future fuel

Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller – Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have formed the first partnership of its kind to develop an industrial-scale production facility to produce sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport in the Copenhagen area. The partnership brings together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels with a vision …

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Global sailing schedules fall victim to COVID-19

The practice of cancelling sailings on an industrial scale has been, since February, the strategy put in place by the carriers to address the huge volume drop across major container trades globally, since the outbreak of COVID-19. UK-based Drewry consultancy believes that carriers will continue the practice of large-scale blank sailings “for months” and urges …

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