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North American ports account for 80% of global port congestion

According to a new performance indicator unveiled by logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel, four-fifths of global port congestion today originates from North America while cumulative container delays currently stand at 11.6 million TEU “waiting days.”   A “normal” level of congestion at the 13 ports measured by the performance indicator would be under 1 million …

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Canadian Coast Guard decommissions vessel “beyond economical repair”

Following 59 years of dedicated service, the Canadian Coast Guard’s oldest serving vessel, the CCGS Hudson is being decommissioned. In November 2021, a failure of the starboard propulsion engine placed the CCGS Hudson out of service. “Due to the scale of the problem and the time and cost to repair it, combined with the costs associated with an upcoming …

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ArcelorMittal presents its steel-headed cane to the captain of the first ship of the year

PORT-CARTIER, QC, – ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada G.P. (ArcelorMittal) presented the 2022 edition of its steel-headed cane to Captain Aldwin Revelar of the bulk carrier Santa Barbara, the first ship to leave its Port-Cartier port facilities this year. Originating from the Netherlands, the ship will depart ArcelorMittal’s port facilities today at 16:01 bound for Asia, carrying more …

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Hybrid boats to revolutionise sustainable river travel in London

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers is building the UK’s first hybrid high speed passenger ferries, set to launch in autumn 2022 and spring 2023. Leading the way in passenger boat design, the two new vessels, being built at Wight Shipyard on the Isle of Wight, take strides in improving the sustainability credentials of the business …

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The St. Lawrence Seaway handled more than 38 million tonnes in 2021 

Cornwall, Ontario – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced today that more than 38 million tonnes of cargo transited the system during the 2021 navigation season which, despite another challenging year, is above last year’s results. Iron ore, steel slabs and other steel products posted strong performances, contributing to over 10.5 million tonnes …

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Canada supports three projects to help reduce underwater noise impacts on marine mammals

Protecting vulnerable marine mammals is a priority for the Government of Canada. Marine mammals, including the Southern Resident killer whale, are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of underwater vessel noise. Furthermore, the Government of Canada recognizes that Southern Resident killer whales face imminent threats to their survival, and that saving these iconic marine mammals requires …

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CSL named one of Canada’s top employers for young people in 2022

MONTREAL  – The CSL Group’s (CSL) commitment to provide a dynamic, diverse and rewarding workplace for young people has been recognized by the organizers of Canada’s Top Employers, who have selected CSL as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2022.  “Our philosophy has always been, invest in CSL, and CSL will invest …

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Maersk Tankers to launch decarbonisation hub

Maersk Tankers is establishing a knowledge hub focusing on decarbonisation. The hub will gather intelligence and create solutions to help shipowners and cargo customers cut emissions.  The decarbonisation hub will bring experts, shipowners, cargo customers and other stakeholders together to develop a suite of solutions that will reduce emissions from cargo customers’ supply chains and …

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Caution urged despite lowest reported maritime piracy incidents since 1994 

London and Kuala Lumpur – Maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks reached the lowest recorded level since 1994, the annual piracy report of the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), published 13 January 2022, reveals. IMB attributes the drop in incidents to vigorous action taken by authorities but has called for continued coordination and vigilance to ensure …

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The Port of Montreal joins the international partnership to reduce greenhouse gases

The Port of Montreal is proud to join PIONEERS (PORTable Innovation Open Network for Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Solutions), an ambitious green innovation project led by the Port of Antwerp that channels the efforts of 46 partners. With its objective to put forward solid solutions for reducing greenhouse gases in ports, the PIONEERS project makes …

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