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Three shipyards win contracts to supply 48 barges to Canadian Coast Guard

GATINEAU, QC – Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, announced it has awarded three contracts totalling $14 million for the acquisition of 48 hard-shell barges to the following Canadian companies: Industries Océan of Québec, Canadian Maritime Engineering of Port Alberni, British Columbia, and MetalCraft Marine of …

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CP one-month grain shipments exceed 3 MMT for first time

  CALGARY, AB – Canadian Pacific announced today it set a new record for shipping Canadian grain and grain products in October, with 3.04 million metric tonnes (MMT) moved, the first time ever CP has exceeded 3 MMT in a month. This exceeds the previous record for a month, set in April 2020, by 6.9 percent. …

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Three reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

Summer minimum sea ice extent in the Arctic reached the second-lowest level on record in 2020 (NASA) By Mark Serreze. Research Professor of Geography and Director, National Snow and Ice Data Centre, University of Colorado. With the setting of the sun and the onset of polar darkness, the Arctic Ocean would normally be crusted with sea …

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Small recovery from COVID-19 seen in global marine insurance  market

Global marine insurance premiums across all sectors are relatively stable despite the global pandemic, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) reported today.” Early signs of a modest market recovery are encouraging although COVID-19 has injected a new level of uncertainty.”  In its 2020 analysis of the global marine insurance market, IUMI presents a range …

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MOL orders more LNG carriers for Arctic LNG 2 charter

World’s first heavy icebreaking LNG carrier, Christophe de Margerie (Photo: Total) Japanese shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) announced charter agreements for three icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with Russian gas producer PAO Novatek for the Arctic LNG 2 project.  The three vessels will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and …

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Government signals intention to award contract to Davie for CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent life extension work

(Photo of Louis S. St-Laurent on its recent visit to Davie yard in 2019: Chantier Davie) GATINEAU, QC – The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement,today announced that the Government of Canada has issued an Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) signalling its intention to enter into a contract with Chantier Davie of Lévis, Quebec, for required …

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World Maritime figure William A. O’Neil passed away

“It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Mr. O’Neil, who was a great friend and mentor who made a huge personal contribution to securing globally applicable safety, security and environmental standards,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Secretary-General of IMO from 1990 to 2003, Mr. O’Neil was President and CEO of the St. Lawrence Seaway …

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Canada extends cruise ban to February 28, 2021

OTTAWA – Considering the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on the marine and tourism sectors, Transport Minister Marc Garneau today announced the extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft until February 28, 2021.  “The extension of these temporary measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in Canada reflects …

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Lloyd’s Register launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

Lloyd’s Register [LR] has announced the launching of a dedicated centre of excellence to accelerate the safe, sustainable and cost-effective decarbonisation of world shipping in support of delivering greenhouse gas reduction targets. The Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, a joint initiative between Lloyd’s Register Group and Foundation, brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts with the …

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