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First installation of wind propulsion systems by Norsepower on new VLOC

  HELSINKI – Norsepower Oy Ltd., a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, announced the installation of five tilting Rotor Sails on board a new build Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) chartered by Vale, the Brazilian mining company.  The new vessel, Sea Zhoushana, is a 325,000 dwt VLOC owned by Pan Ocean Ship Management …

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CMA CGM to break record for biggest vessel to visit Canada and U.S. East Coast

  The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, announced today that it will break its own record next week for the largest vessel to ever visit the U.S. East Coast and Canada. The 16,022-TEU CMA CGM Marco Polo will first set the Canadian record with a stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia …

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New corporate seal for re-named U.S. Seaway agency

  WASHINGTON – Today, the recently renamed Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS or Corporation) announced that a new corporate seal has been approved to replace the former Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) seal. The SLSDC was renamed the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation by Congress as part of the …

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Large increase of ships transiting Canada’s marine waters in Northwest Passage

  More and more vessels are passing through Canada’s marine waters in the Northwest Passage (NWP), according to a report published by the Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME). From 2013 to 2019, the number of ships sailing in Northwest Passage waters increased by 44 percent, from 112 to 160 …

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Waterfront Shipping demonstrate simplicity of methanol bunkering

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia and ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, – Waterfront Shipping, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Methanex Corporation (Methanex), yesterday demonstrated the ease of ‘barge-to-ship’ bunkering as part of the launch of the world’s first barge-to-ship methanol bunkering operation at the Port of Rotterdam. Waterfront Shipping’s Takaroa Sun—a long-term chartered vessel owned by NYK Bulkship (Asia) …

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Antwerp to lead new green ports consortium as ‘Lighthouse port’

  The PIONEERS (PORTable Innovation Open Network for Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Solutions) consortium features 46 partners led by the Port of Antwerp and will showcase solutions designed to cut GHG emissions in ports, including fuels, terminal operations and the storage and use of energy. The consortium represents leading ports, terminal and transport operators, forwarders, …

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World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship Successfully Passes Final Sea Trials

  Victoria, British Columbia – Mercy Ships announced that the Global Mercy has now completed deep water sea trials, one of the final milestones in the countdown towards the hospital ship’s delivery, equipping, maiden voyage and launch into service to sub-Saharan Africa in 2022. Deep water trials are designed to test the vessel during extended sailing time to …

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Port of Montreal and India’s Adani Group renew cooperation agreement

  The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and the Adani Group have renewed their cooperation agreement for a period of five years. This new agreement continues the joint work begun in 2018 with the signing of the first agreement between the two port authorities: a collaboration focused on business development, marketing, information sharing on marine operations, new …

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Canadian Coast Guard to get two Polar icebreakers

  Artist concept of new polar icebreaker (NSS) In a surprise announcement, the Canadian government today said it will move forward with the construction of two Polar icebreakers instead of a single vessel that had been originally planned a decade ago under the national shipbuilding program. One is to be built by Seaspan Shipyards in …

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