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Damen delivers five zero-emission ferries in Copenhagen

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered five Damen Ferries 2306 E3 to Arriva Denmark in Copenhagen. Arriva is operating the vessels on behalf of Danish public transport agency Movia. The vessels are based on Damen’s E3 philosophy – environmentally friendly, efficient in operation and economically viable. When Movia issued the public tender for waterborne public transport …

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Are suicides at sea being underestimated?

Recent reports of seafarers stranded on cruise ships taking their own lives have highlighted the dearth of reliable information about suicides at sea. Maritime welfare charities – many funded by Seafarers UK – continually strive to improve the mental health of seafarers on merchant vessels, by providing helpful sources of information and advice and in …

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Canada to acquire ferry to temporarily replace MV Madeleine and names future replacement in honor of Jean Lapierre (in French)

Photo: Centre d’archives régional des iles GATINEAU, QC – L’honorable Marc Garneau, ministre des Transports, et l’honorable Anita Anand, ministre des Services publics et de l’Approvisionnement, ont annoncé que le gouvernement du Canada a l’intention d’acheter le navire à moteur (NM) Villa de Teror en vue de remplacer temporairement le NM Madeleine qui assure la …

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Montreal longshore union and port employers to resume negotiations

Longshoremen and employers at the port of Montreal  have agreed to resume negotiations tomorrow although the port workers today began a 40-hour strike at the two terminals of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) at 3 pm that is to last until Saturday at 6.59 am. The strike action by the union, CUPE Local 375, affects …

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New mega Crane arrives at PSA Halifax 

HALIFAX – Continuing with the development of the South End Container Terminal, PSA Halifax, operator of the south-end facility, has welcomed another major piece of superstructure with the arrival of a new Super-Post Panamax (SPPX) ship-to-shore container gantry crane. Able to lift cargo more than 51 metres (170 feet) from the ground and with outreach …

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Canadian Coast Guard and Pacheedaht First Nation sign MOU to build marine facility

“The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding is a proud moment for the Canadian Coast Guard and is solid proof of the successes that nation-to-nation negotiations can bring,” said Mario Pelletier, CCG Commissioner. (photo Canadian Coast Guard) Port Renfrew, BC – The Canadian Coast Guard and the Pacheedaht First Nation, as part of the Co-Developing …

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Longshore union launching strike against biggest Montreal container operator

By Leo Ryan, Editor The union representing more than 1,100 longshore workers at the Port of Montreal has served notice that it will strike for 40 hours starting at 3 pm on Thursday, July 2 against the two terminals of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, largest container operator at Canada’s leading east coast port. MGT’s Racine …

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Norway to fund world’s first full scale ammonia engine test

The project leaders pictured at the Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre’s test facility at Stord, Norway from left to right: Egil Hystad, Wärtsilä, Willy Wågen, Sustainable Catapult, and Kjell Storelid, Wärtsilä. Ammonia is promising as a carbon-free fuel for marine applications, in view of the maritime industry’s need to fulfil the International Maritime Organisation’s vision of …

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Port of Montreal named Marine Industry Trusted Partner

  The Port of Montreal is proud to be the first Quebec port to be named a Marine Industry Trusted Partner. Awarded by the Ottawa-based Chamber of Marine Commerce, this recognition aims to promote best practices in this period of pandemic so as to ensure the health and safety of society as a whole. Right …

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Ocean Voyages Institute Sets Record with Largest Open Ocean Clean-up in History

HONOLULU, HI — June 23, 2020 – Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, S/V KWAI, docked at the port of Honolulu today, after a 48-day expedition, successfully removing 103 tons (206,000 lbs.) of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, more commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch …

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