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BBC Chartering takes delivery of first “LakerMax” newbuilding

  MV BBC LEER, the first newbuilding of the “LakerMax”-series of fifteen DWT 13,000 multipurpose triple deckers, will be delivered by Taizhou Sanfu Heavy Industry, China to its owners, Leer-based Briese Group this week.  The new vessel will subsequently enter a long-term time charter with BBC Chartering for worldwide trading. The newly designed series of […]

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SLSMC and Hoverlink leverage Seaway lands for sustainable transportation solution

  St. Catharines, Ontario – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) recently concluded an agreement to lease lands to Hoverlink Ontario Incorporated to offer their hovercraft transportation service on Lake Ontario. Hoverlink is the latest addition to the SLSMC’s growing portfolio of land leases with marine-focused partners on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Hoverlink will

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Federal Maritime Commission investigating impact of Canadian ballast water regulations on U.S.-flagged vessels

  The Federal Maritime Commission launched an investigation today to determine if pending Canadian regulations governing ballast water management systems of ships in the U.S.-Canada Great Lakes trade have a disparate effect on U.S. flagged vessels and constitute a Foreign Shipping Practices violation under 46 U.S.C. Chapter 423. U.S.-based companies operating ships in the U.S.-Canada Great Lakes trade

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Transport Canada invests $10M in terminal modernization at Sept-Îles

  The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, have announced an investment of up to $10 million through the National Trade Corridors Fund for the Port of Sept-Îles. The project involves updating the Monseigneur-Blanche terminal at the port

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Global logistics trade bodies urge industry awareness on new EU import declarations

  Eight global and European trade associations representing shippers, forwarders and vessel operators have issued an urgent alert to all businesses involved in the movement of goods into or via the European Union, Norway, Switzerland or Northern Ireland, by sea, road or rail to be ready for the new Import Control System (ICS2) that will start

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Vancouver maritime union delays serving 72-hour strike notice on DP World to take part in federal mediation

  VANCOUVER – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 514, representing ship and dock foremen, has agreed to delay serving 72-hour strike notice on employer DP World Canada at Centerm in order to take part in federal mediation and is refuting alleged false claims made by the BC Maritime Employers Association about the dispute.  ILWU Local

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Launch of the Centre of Expertise in Port Logistics

  Quebec – Maritime industry leaders have joined forces to meet the port logistics challenges of the St. Lawrence-Saguenay system by establishing the Centre of Expertise in Port Logistics based in Trois-Rivières. The Centre  took advantage of the 4th Assises québécoises du secteur maritime to announce its creation, introduce its Board of Directors, its members

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Port of Antwerp-Bruges launches the world’s first methanol-powered tugboat

  The Port of Antwerp-Bruges today presented a world premier: the Methatug. This tugboat, which runs on methanol, is part of a greening programme for the port’s fleet and an important step in the transition to a climate-neutral port by 2050. The project is being financed by the European research programme Horizon 2020 and is

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