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Collaborative technologies for maritime transport at economies of scale (Forum)

by Mikael Lind, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Adam Roark, AWS Transportation & Logistics, Amazon, Michele Sancricca, AWS Transportation & Logistics, Amazon, Almir Zerem, RISE, Hanane Becha, UN/CEFACT, Erminio Di Paola, HERE Technologies, Henk Mulder, IATA Never has the need for digital data sharing and processing at scale been more apparent than now. The growth …

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IMO stands against «no crew change» clause

  IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has spoken out against “no crew change” clauses in charterparties, pointing out that such clauses exacerbate the dire situation of stranded seafarers and undermine the efforts undertaken to resolve the ongoing crew change crisis.  So-called “no crew change” clauses, which are demanded by certain charterers, state that no crew changes can occur whilst the charterer’s cargo is onboard – hence not allowing the …

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CP developing North America’s first hydrogen-powered locomotive

  CALGARY – Canadian Pacific has announced  that it plans to develop North America’s first line-haul hydrogen-powered locomotive. CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program will retrofit a line-haul locomotive with hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology to drive the locomotive’s electric traction motors. Once operational, CP will conduct rail service trials and qualification testing to evaluate the …

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Port of Québec addresses environmental issues raised by federal agency on Laurentia project

  The Port of Québec has submitted its follow-up brief to the interim report issued by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada. The Port’s position is that the brief, which is based on the most current and complete scientific data available, demonstrates that the Laurentia project is safe for human health and environmentally responsible and will …

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NEAS ceases Arctic sealift calls at Valleyfield

By Leo Ryan, Editor  Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping (NEAS) has decided to cease its regular calls at the Port of Valleyfield on the St. Lawrence Waterway, ending a relationship of some 20 years, confirmed Jean-Philippe Paquin, General Manager of the port located 70 km southwest of Montreal. Valleyfield has been a key staging ground in …

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St. Lawrence Shipoperators underline the urgency of the new maritime vision by the Québec government

The Bella Desgagnés arriving in Kegaska on the lower north shore of the St. Lawrence. Photo Pierre Terrien Quebec City – A few days before the close of the maritime season, Armateurs du Saint-Laurent (ASL) is drawing a positive balance sheet from its last season, despite a year with many challenges. But Louise Bédard, General …

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The City of Sorel-Tracy partners with QSL to develop its industrial-port zone

  Sorel-Tracy – The City of Sorel-Tracy and the Quebec company QSL have entered into a partnership for the development and operation of the Sorel-Tracy industrial-port zone (St. Lawrence sector). Under this agreement, QSL will develop and operate a port terminal on city property where Hydro-Québec’s thermal power plant once stood.  QSL is undergoing significant …

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From Austria to America by rail and ship

  By consciously choosing sustainable means of transport, the Austrian wood giant Binderholz limited its proportion of road transport to a few kilometres when it shipped a large load of timber. The transatlantic shipment began its journey in Salzburg and continued via the port of Antwerp to America. Final destination: Port of Cleveland. The record …

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Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries have constructed the world’s first LNG-fueled large bulk carriers

  Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) held a naming ceremony for two 180,000-ton bulk carriers operating on LNG last Friday, 11 December. Hyundai said that the vessels, which are the first two in a series of four ships of the same design, were dubbed HL Eco and HL Green, boasted great eco-friendliness as its names …

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Strong late season surge on St. Lawrence Seaway

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping continued to improve in November fueled by a surge in both Canadian and U.S. grain exports, the latest figures show.  The rush is expected to continue in the final weeks of the season with Canadian domestic fleets booked out and the number of ocean-going vessels currently in the system about …

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