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Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara planning green ammonia supply to shipping industry

Porsgrunn is Yara’s facility in Norway to be converted to green ammonia production – Yara photo Oslo: Yara announced plans for 500,000 tonnes per annum green ammonia production in Norway, powering emission-free shipping fuels and decarbonized food solutions. “Ammonia is the most promising hydrogen carrier and zero-carbon shipping fuel, and Yara is the global ammonia …

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«Ancient» bill of lading rocketing towards the XXI century

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, – Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), a neutral, non-profit group established to further digitalisation of container shipping technology standards, in conjunction with its nine member carriers, published data and process standards for the submission of shipping instructions and issuance of the bill of lading (B/L). DCSA B/L standards are aligned with the …

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Port of Sept-Îles achieves biggest cargo volume in 40 years

The Port of Sept-Îles today announced, already before the end of the year, that  its cargo throughput attained 30 million tonnes in early December. One has to go back to the golden era of the regional iron ore industry, in the late 1970s, to find such a high level of shipments which then classified Sept-Îles …

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New multimodal hub on Welland Canal

Thorold, ON – An innovative industrial site along the international Welland Canal invites companies to join a new complex destined to be a game-changer. The Thorold Multimodal Hub, in the heart of Niagara, Canada, is offering more than 500,000 square feet of available indoor warehouse and 200-acre outdoor storage and material handling space, providing flexible solutions that …

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CP plans transload and logistics facility in Vancouver region

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced it is proposing to build a multi-modal, multi-commodity transload and logistics facility on strategic land holdings adjacent to its existing intermodal rail facility in Pitt Meadows, B.C. The proposed facility, named the CP Logistics Park: Vancouver, is in the early stages of design and is subject to regulatory approval prior to CP’s final …

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Enkhuizen Nautical College Sets Course for Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion and Sustainable Shipping 

  Netherland’s Enkhuizen Nautical College, founded in 1978, is the only nautical college in Europe where the focus lies on teaching students to navigate vessels under sail. Regular subjects like (astronomical) navigation, collision regulations and marine engineering are supplemented with specialized subjects such as square-rigged sailing, sailing vessel design and sailing vessel stability. This year …

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Water ballast tank coating aims to benefit environment

  ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI Group) and the Marshall Islands Registry (MIR) have completed a joint development project (JDP) to create an environmentally friendly, solvent-free coating for water ballast tanks that only requires one coat. ABS completed the Product Design Assessment on the epoxy paint, while MIR granted the system Approval in Principle (AiP). …

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Thunder Bay projects strong finish to active shipping season

  Entering the final six weeks of the navigation season, shipping activity remains strong in the Port of Thunder Bay. Monthly shipments were again above average in November, with more than 1.0 million metric tonnes of grain loaded at Thunder Bay elevators. Increased demand for Canadian grain in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa has …

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Cooperation accord between ports of Montreal and Trois-Rivières

Photo: Montreal Port Authority As part of the Cooperation Agreement signed at the end of 2018 aimed at improving their respective and/or common port services, the port authorities of Montreal and Trois-Rivières are pleased to announce the rollout of three projects that will improve the marine operations of both ports: the implementation of a common …

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COVID-19 drives up ship operating costs according to Drewry

London, UK,  – Vessel operating costs have risen at their fastest pace in over a decade this year, on higher insurance cover premiums and COVID-19 related expenses, but are expected to moderate in subsequent years as pandemic related spend unwinds, according to the latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2020/21 report published by …

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