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Transport Canada urged to impose special new safety regulations to protect workers on undersized tugboats

  Wainwright Marine Services Ltd.’s “Ingenika” tugboat went missing in the Gardner Canal area south and east of Kitimat on Feb. 11, resulting in two deaths and the rescue of a third man. (Wainwright Marine Photo) The union which represents tug workers on Canada’s West Coast has asked Transport Canada to require formal safety management …

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$5.65bn Japanese green ship fund coming from Anchor Ship Partners

  With an eye on Japan’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Japanese ship finance giant Anchor Ship Partners will launch a substantial fund to aid decarbonization efforts in the shipping sector. Japanese newswire Nikkei states the new Y600bn ($5.65 bn) fund will start by ordering LNG-fuelled gas carriers to lease to such …

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Port of Antwerp deploys autonomous drones for safety enforcement

  In order to maintain safety in the complex port environment, Port of Antwerp is deploying an autonomous drone for the first time. The fully autonomous drone will be testing various use cases in the field of inspection and control. This is part of the short-term ambition to support the port authority in its core …

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Costs veer out of control for Canada’s national shipbuilding plans (expanded version)

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The latest disclosures show that costs are soaring way beyond original estimates for Ottawa’s multibillion dollar program to build new ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. It all points to difficult political decisions ahead for the government of Prime Minister Trudeau. First came the disclosure …

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DP World and Port of Nanaimo sign 50-year lease agreement

  The Duke Point Terminal lease agreement was finalized today, with the signing of a 50-year lease agreement between the Port of Nanaimo and DP World. The Duke Point agreement will provide a long-term port-to-port solution for short-sea shipping between Nanaimo and Vancouver, as well as expand direct access from Nanaimo to global import/export markets …

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German fleet stabilizing after severe slump starting in 2009

  Today, the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) released new figures on the situation of the German shipping sector. President Alfred Hartmann and CEO Ralf Nagel used this occasion to annonce German shipping has exited the slump that decimated the national fleet since when The German KG funding system, a major financing model that helped Germany quickly develop …

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The Coalition for the Energy of the Future unveils its first seven concrete actions and welcomes three new members

  Launched in late 2019, the Coalition for the Energy of the Future aims at accelerating the development of future energies and technologies to sustain new green mobility models and reduce the impact of transport and logistics on climate change. The Coalition is pleased to announce the first milestones to be reached in 2021. Green …

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All Canadians urged to contribute to federal Blue Economy Strategy

  OTTAWA  Earlier this month, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, kicked off the Blue Economy Strategy engagements with a series of roundtables with key ocean sector stakeholders to discuss how we get more Canadians working on and in the water, and benefitting from the ocean. Today, the …

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Federal Labour Minister urges Montreal dockers and port employers to renew and resolve negotiations

  The federal Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, has expressed serious concern regarding the February 12 suspension of collective bargaining negotiations between the Syndicat des débardeurs, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association. Following a seven-month truce ending on March 21, negotiations had recently resumed to replace a collective agreement …

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Europe’s first large-scale green ammonia project in Norway inches closer to reality

  Yara’s industrial facility in Porsgrunn wil provide the basis for the green production of ammonia (Yara) Oslo Norway-Yara International has signed a Letter of Intent with Statkraft, and Aker Horizons, aiming to establish Europe’s first large-scale green ammonia project in Norway, enabling the hydrogen economy and accelerate the green energy transition. The partners will …

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