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IMO hails “relatively smooth” transition to new sulphur limit

Since January 1, the global upper limit on the sulphur content of ships’ fuel oil has been reduced to 0.5% from 3.5% under the so-called “IMO 2020” regulation. This is significantly reducing the amount of sulphur oxide emanating from ships and will have major health and environmental benefits, particularly for people living close to ports and …

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Record tonnage since Sept- Îles Port Authority was created

The Port of Sept-Îles announced an increase of more than 15% in volume handled in 2019, at 29,292,000 tonnes compared to 25,363,000 tonnes the year before. This is the fourth best year since the record-setting 34,948,000 tonnes handled in 1979, and the best year since the Sept-Îles Port Authority was created in 1999. In 2019, …

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Halifax cargo volumes hold steady

Canada’s Port of Halifax on the Atlantic Coast has reported continued steady cargo trends, with total and container volumes in 2019 nearly matching 2018. Performance in the container sector was described as “consistent with last year” as containerized throughput amounted to 546,691 TEUs versus 548,000 TEUs in 2018. In the past few years, the port …

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Global shipping’s decarbonisation cost to attain $1 trillion

London, UK – According to a new study, at least $1 trillion of capital investment in land-based and ship-related infrastructure will be required to halve international shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. A new study by UMAS and the Energy Transitions Commission for the Getting to Zero Coalition spells out the scale of the challenge. …

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St. Lawrence Seaway demonstrates resilience in 2019

Cornwall, Ontario -The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that cargo volume on the North American waterway during the 2019 navigation season totaled 38 million tonnes versus 41 million tonnes in 2018. Throughout 2019, high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River made the navigation season very challenging. The SLSMC, in …

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Indigenous interests expand involvement in Novaporte

Sydney, NS – Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) have announced the expansion of its partnership consortium to include Membertou and Bridging Finance Inc. SHIP is working to develop Novaporte, a deep-water, multi-use port on 500 acres within the Port of Sydney. Novaporte is targeting container capacity of 1 million TEU’s in phase one and 3 …

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New team at SODES

The year 2020 has begun with a wind of change at the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES) in Québec City. In addition to welcoming its new President-CEO late last year, SODES now has a new Director of Public Affairs and has reviewed the duties of its in-house staff. The organization’s new President, Mathieu St-Pierre, …

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Jane McIvor to head Association of Pacific Ports

The Board of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP) has announced the appointment of Jane McIvor as Executive Director, effective February 1, 2020. In making the announcement, Ian Marr, President of the APP and President and CEO of the Port of Nanaimo, noted that “Jane’s strong knowledge of the marine industry, coupled with her expertise …

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