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Port of Antwerp-Bruges quarterly figures show container increase

  The total cargo throughput of Port of Antwerp-Bruges amounted to 70.4 million tonnes in the first quarter of this year, a rise of 2.4% compared to the same period last year. In an ongoing complex geopolitical and macroeconomic context, this performance, driven by a return to growth in container throughput, underscores the port’s resilience, […]

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Ontario Shipyards idles its Thunder Bay facility

  Ontario Shipyards has temporarily idled its facility in Thunder Bay, citing market conditions and the availability of skilled labour. Some 15 workers were laid off earlier this year. “Despite these challenging conditions, we remain committed to revitalizing Ontario’s shipbuilding and ship repair industry, including in Thunder Bay,” Ted Kirkpatrick, director of business development and

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Eureka Shipping announces construction of cutting-edge cement carrier for Great Lakes trade

  Montreal – Eureka Shipping, a leading provider of sustainable, high-efficiency cement carrier services jointly owned by SMT Shipping and The CSL Group, has announced the construction of a state-of-art mechanical/pneumatic cement ship destined for operation in the Great Lakes. The cutting-edge vessel with a deadweight of 12,500 metric tonnes, is designed to replace two

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Seaspan and Hapag-Lloyd conclude agreement for methanol engine retrofits of five 10,000-TEU containerships

  Hong Kong – Seaspan Corporation, the leading independent maritime asset owner and operator, and Hapag-Lloyd, one of the largest container shipping lines in the world, have entered into a partnership agreement to retrofit and convert five (5) 10,000 TEU containerships powered by conventional S90 engines to dual-fuel engines capable of running on methanol.  Following

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Challenges remain in advancing U.S. port decarbonization plans

  While most American ports have decarbonization plans in place, a new report shows there are significant challenges to advancing emission-reduction projects, including financial constraints, low technology readiness and physical space limitations.Those are some of the key takeaways from a new joint publication between ABS and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Port Decarbonization Survey:

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Transport Canada increases maximum penalties for shipping violations to $250,000

  The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, today announced that the value of monetary penalties for violations under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 has been increased from a maximum of $25,000 to a new maximum of $250,000. The revised penalties are structured into three levels: minor, medium, and serious and reflect the seriousness of the violation. Minor violations are administrative in nature

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