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Port of Montreal hailed as one of North America’s most environmentally sustainable

The Port of Montreal was recognized for its exemplary sustainable development practices and environmental performance for the 17th consecutive year by Green Marine, the marine shipping industry’s leading voluntary environmental certification program. The results were presented at the annual GreenTech conference held in Halifax. Among the 59 participating port authorities, the MPA ranked in the […]

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Emanuele Grimaldi re-elected Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Board of Directors has unanimously re-elected Emanuele Grimaldi, President and Managing Director of Grimaldi Euromed SpA, as Chairman of the Board. ICS represents 80% of the world’s merchant fleet and is the principal international trade association for merchant shipowners and operators. Mr Grimaldi will continue as Chairman for another

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Louis-Marie Beaulieu of Desgagnés named to the Ordre national du Québec

At the 38th investiture ceremony in Québec City, Premier François Legault decorated 22 new members of the Ordre national du Québec for their exceptional contribution to Quebec society, notably Louis-Marie Beaulieu, President and CEO of Groupe Desgagnés. As an Officer, Mr Beaulieu joins some 1,200 people who have been admitted to the Order since the first ceremony

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BC docker union rejects revised BCMEA offer

The 700 members of the International and Warehouse Union Local 514, representing ship and dock foremen have voted overwhelmingly to reject a revised comprehensive offer from the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA). “In an effort to conclude a negotiated agreement that restores stability, the proposed four-year agreement would have provided all workers with significant gains

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Africa’s mining industry offers big opportunities for shipping, port and logistics sectors

Dubai – Speaking at this year’s Drycon conference in Mumbai, Capt. Pappu Sastry, CEO of Adhira Shipping and Logistics (ASL) said that Africa’s mining sector is entering a golden age where opportunities are open to investors, shipping lines and logistics companies. Africa is a continent of more than 1.4 billion people, with a mining sector

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International shipping industry seeks urgent action after sinking of Tutor in Red Sea

London – The global shipping community declared today it is “appalled and deeply saddened with the tragic news that, yet another seafarer seems certain to have been killed in a drone boat strike on Wednesday 12 June while on board the MV Tutor in the Red Sea.” It is the second sinking of a commercial ship by

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Atlantic Towing and Svitzer modernising Halifax port fleet with two new escort tugs

Atlantic Towing Limited, a member of the J.D. Irving, Limited family of companies and Svitzer have made a significant joint investment in the modernisation of the Port of Halifax fleet by acquiring two new escort tugboats from the Rastar 3200 series, each boasting an 85-ton bollard pull.    The Port of Halifax has seen substantial growth

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Soucy Industriel building two barges for Groupe Desgagnés

Cacouna, Quebec – Soucy Industriel has unveiled a strategic contract in the shipbuilding sector at a press conference at the Port of Cacouna, amidst dignitaries, partners and stakeholders from across Quebec. Soucy Industrial has developed over the past few years a specialized expertise for this industry, particularly in the manufacture of modules and components as

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IMO finalises regulations improving the safety of pilot transfers

The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) met from 3 to 14 June at IMO headquarters in London, chaired by J. Brouwers (Kingdom of the Netherlands), supported by Vice-Chair, C. Cerda Espejo (Chile) as shown in photo. The session covered a range of key issues, including maritime pilot safety, improving the security

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