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Enkhuizen Nautical College Sets Course for Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion and Sustainable Shipping 

  Netherland’s Enkhuizen Nautical College, founded in 1978, is the only nautical college in Europe where the focus lies on teaching students to navigate vessels under sail. Regular subjects like (astronomical) navigation, collision regulations and marine engineering are supplemented with specialized subjects such as square-rigged sailing, sailing vessel design and sailing vessel stability. This year …

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Water ballast tank coating aims to benefit environment

  ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI Group) and the Marshall Islands Registry (MIR) have completed a joint development project (JDP) to create an environmentally friendly, solvent-free coating for water ballast tanks that only requires one coat. ABS completed the Product Design Assessment on the epoxy paint, while MIR granted the system Approval in Principle (AiP). …

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Thunder Bay projects strong finish to active shipping season

  Entering the final six weeks of the navigation season, shipping activity remains strong in the Port of Thunder Bay. Monthly shipments were again above average in November, with more than 1.0 million metric tonnes of grain loaded at Thunder Bay elevators. Increased demand for Canadian grain in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa has …

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Cooperation accord between ports of Montreal and Trois-Rivières

Photo: Montreal Port Authority As part of the Cooperation Agreement signed at the end of 2018 aimed at improving their respective and/or common port services, the port authorities of Montreal and Trois-Rivières are pleased to announce the rollout of three projects that will improve the marine operations of both ports: the implementation of a common …

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COVID-19 drives up ship operating costs according to Drewry

London, UK,  – Vessel operating costs have risen at their fastest pace in over a decade this year, on higher insurance cover premiums and COVID-19 related expenses, but are expected to moderate in subsequent years as pandemic related spend unwinds, according to the latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2020/21 report published by …

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Lifeboat drill accident injures two crew members in Vancouvers’ English Bay

According to a CBC report, two crew members on the Panamanian-flagged 78,819 DWT bulk carrier Blue Bosporus, were seriously injured in English Bay, Vancouver. The 12-year-old vessel was conducting a routine drill when the lifeboat  unexpectedly released. The Coast Guard’s Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) issued a mayday. The Canadian Coast Guard responded, along …

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14 countries including Canada agree to sustainably manage national waters

LONDON —The High-Level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy (the Ocean Panel) today presented a new maritime agenda, coupled with bold commitments and new studies. The leaders of Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal and those of Norway and Palau, Panel Co-Chairs, today released Transformations for a Sustainable …

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Hapag-Lloyd to begin regular service to Saint John in 2021

Canadian Pacific  and Hapag-Lloyd  announced today they have extended their long-term rail service agreement to the end of 2025. Additionally, after successful calls to the Port of Saint John, N.B., this summer, Hapag-Lloyd will begin regular service via CP and this key Atlantic Canada port starting in 2021. “It’s a special day when we get to announce the …

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UN pleades for seafarers to be designated as key workers to resolve crew change crisis

The United Nations General Assembly has called on UN Member States to designate seafarers and other marine personnel as key workers and to implement relevant measures to allow stranded seafarers to be repatriated and others to join ships, and to ensure  access to medical care. In a resolution on International cooperation to address challenges faced …

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Patrick Bohan of Port of Halifax wins CITT award

TORONTO – Patrick Bohan, Director of Business Development at the Port of Halifax, has been declared the recipient of this year’s Award of Excellence from the CITT, Canada’s supply chain logistics non-profit-organization, in recognition of an outstanding career and contribution to the CITT. “Mr. Bohan is a most deserving recipient, said Pina Melchionna, CITT’s president and …

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