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New DNV GL forecast points to ammonia and methanol as likely future fuels and hydrogen the surprise loser

DNV GL – Maritime has released the fourth edition of its Maritime Forecast to 2050. Its purpose is to enhance the ability of shipping stakeholders, especially shipowners, to navigate the technological, regulatory and market uncertainties in the industry, and set shipping on a pathway to decarbonization. It is based on a library of 30 scenarios which …

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First 23,000 TEU container ship powered by LNG enters service

Marseille – The CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the largest LNG-powered container vessel in the world, yesterday joined the fleet of French carrier CMA CGM. The flagship is the first of a series of nine 23,000-TEU vessels. It will start its maiden voyage today on the CMA CGM Group’s French Asia Line (FAL) between Asia and …

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CP opens transload facility in Montreal

Canadian Pacific has officially opened its new multi-commodity transload facility in Montreal. The new facility will offer transloading services and supplementary intermodal transportation and distribution services from CP’s Côte Saint-Luc yard, with more space available for future expansions to provide customers with access to new markets. CP will operate the facility with TYT Group, a …

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Spanish operator Baleària launches fast LNG-fueled ferry

  The world’s first fast ferry for passengers and cargo, powered by natural gas internal combustion engines, the Eleanor Roosevelt de Baleària, was launched yesterday at the Armon shipyard in Gijón, Spain. The innovative catamaran is scheduled to start operating in the first quarter of 2021 according to Baleària who tapped the cost of the ferry at …

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Global tripartite initiative to support breaking crew change deadlock

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) have …

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The wind carries a shipping revolution with Oceanbird (Forum)

 Innovative Swedish technology will make it possible to power the large ocean-going vessels by wind, reducing emissions by 90 percent. Oceanbird is a concept for a PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier) with capacity to carry 7,000 cars.  To revert climate change and find ways to transport goods in a sustainable way, the global shipping …

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT

The Montreal Port Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Bird as Vice-President, Contrecœur. Mr. Bird brings extensive experience in the management of large-scale projects, particularly in the mining sector. Prior to joining the MPA, he worked for close to ten years at ArcelorMittal Mines Canada, managing mining operations, health and safety, energy, mine engineering and environment, mine planning and geology before serving as Chief Technology …

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Prince Rupert and Vancouver seen increasing West Coast container market share

  The major route cost disadvantages of the U.S. West Coast gateways will likely lead to further capture of intact intermodal Asian import traffic flows by Vancouver and Prince Rupert (our photo), especially as planned terminal expansions are completed at the two Canadian ports, according to a report by the Mercator consulting firm commissioned by …

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Project cargo and grain stimulate Seaway traffic  

  As ports along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continue to ride the waves of the 2020 shipping season, industry experts see better prospects for the remainder of the season thanks to a surge in project cargo and grain shipments. According to the latest figures, cargo volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway (from April 1 to …

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CP and Maersk reach agreement on expanded Vancouver transload facility

   Calgary – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping line, have reached an agreement to build and operate a world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options for customers. To be operational in 2021, the CP transload facility will be an expansion of …

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