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Mediators seeking to revive Montreal docker/employer negotiations

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Federal mediators are attempting to revive direct negotiations between the union representing Port of Montreal  dockers and the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). The talks have been “on pause” since Monday following four days of discussions which failed to make significant progress on outstanding issues for renewing a collective agreement which …

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New study provides overview of vessels traffic in Canada’s Pacific region

  Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, an independent not-for-profit research centre that supports safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada, contracted Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC, to conduct a study to provide a clear, comprehensive picture of the commercial vessels operating in Canada’s Pacific region, their typical routes and behaviours, and the …

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Singapore-based  Eastern Pacific pick out ammonia and methanol

  Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), a world leading shipowner with 168 vessels in its fleet, has weighed in on the future fuels debate, showing a preference for ammonia and methanol.  The Idan Ofer-controlled company announced today it has signed with Dutch fuel provider OCI and engine manufacturing giant MAN Energy Solutions a Memorandum of Understanding …

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Swedish government awards eco-bonus to shipping firms

  The Swedish government is rewarding innovative and sustainable shipping projects of shipping companies with an eco-bonus environmental incentive. Three of the four projects selected to receive an eco-bonus operate services to and from Ports of Stockholm. Shipping companies have been eligible to apply for an environmental compensation bonus to transition from land to sea …

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UK forges ahead with implementing freeports

  Eight freeports will be established in England as part of the British finance minister’s annual budget unveiled yesterday. The first tranche of freeports include successful bids from East Midlands Airport, Felixstowe/Harwich, Liverpool, Humber, Plymouth, Solent, Thames and Teesside. However more designations could be needed elsewhere to prevent regions losing out. Commenting on the developments, …

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Maersk’s CEO discusses supply chain disruption at the JOC TPM annual industry events

  Copenhagen, Denmark – Vincent Clerc, A.P. Moller – Maersk’s CEO of Ocean & Logistics spoke at the JOC Transpacific Maritime Conference – North America’s largest (virtual) customer and industry event – To set the context of supply chain disruption for customers and three themes for improvement. “The threat of supply chain disruption is an …

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Launching announced of Picton-Halifax container service in 2021

  By Leo Ryan, Editor A Canadian-flag, weekly 300-TEU container service by Doornekamp Lines will this year connect the Port of Halifax with Picton, a small but strategically-located port on Lake Ontario via the St. Lawrence/Great Lakes corridor. This was formally announced today by Ben Doornekamp,  one of the principals of family-owned  enterprise Doornekamp Construction …

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Port of Vancouver set several cargo records in 2020

  The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority reported that total cargo volume in 2020 increased by 1% from 144.2 to 145.5 million metric tonnes (MMT) over the same period in 2019, with new annual records set for grain, potash, and container trade. China continued to be the port’s largest trading partner, with two-way trade climbing 18% …

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International Shipbreaking from Texas becomes first EU-compliant shipbreaking facility

  International Shipbreaking’s first EU ship recycling project, the MT Wolverine International Shipbreaking, part of the world-leading recycler EMR Metal Recycling, has gained EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SSR) accreditation for its site in Brownsville, Texas, after investing $30 million in compliant infrastructure. The Brownsville site is the first US shipbreaking site to achieve this …

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RSS Sir David Attenborough delivered to LR Class

  The UK’s largest commercial newbuild for over 30 years has been formally presented with LR certification after a four-year-long construction period. Photo: BAS. Britain’s new polar research ship, the RSS Sir David Attenborough has been awarded LR certification after a four-year-long construction period. The vessel was delivered to Natural Environment Research Council and British …

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