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Minship bulk carrier biofuel trial advances carbon neutral shipping

Bavarian ship management company Minship and its subsidiary Minmarine  announced that a bulk carrier in their fleet of managed vessels, M/V Trudy, has successfully bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel bunkered by the 2009-built, 30,790 dwt bulk carrier on April 17 was GoodFuels’ sustainable Biofuel Oil MR1-100: which is a second generation sustainable …

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ABB to power South Asia’s first LNG hybrid tug for efficient and sustainable operations

ABB’s electric propulsion, power, energy storage, control and automation technology will be at the heart of the first tug in South Asia capable of switching between low emission LNG engines and zero-emission battery power. The tug, which will operate in Singapore harbor, has been ordered by Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Marine Services for delivery from …

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Logistec announces change in senior leadership

Logistec Corporation, a Montréal based marine and environmental services provider, wishes to inform all its stakeholders of a change in senior leadership. Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec, announced that, for personal reasons, Kevin Bourbonnais will be stepping down as President of Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. and Logistec Environmental Services Inc. Ms. Paquin will assume the role …

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CTMA Cancels its 2020 Cruise Season

Cap-aux-Meules, April 15, 2020 – With the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, CTMA cancels its 19th cruise season which was scheduled from June 12 to September 25, 2020. Due to the new measures put in place last week by Transport Canada concerning the non-essential transportation of passengers, cruises scheduled June 12, 19 and 26 had …

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IATA and ICS call on governments to designate crew change airports

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) are jointly calling on governments to take urgent measures to facilitate crew change flights for seafarers. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, seafarers are having to extend their service onboard ships after many months at sea, unable to be replaced following long tours …

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Port of Antwerp anticipates rising impact of COVID-19

Marine Atlantic says it can fill any gap in critical supply lines to Newfoundland and Labrador if pandemic-related financial losses force Oceanex Inc. to tie up its ships and stop carrying freight to St. John’s, the CBC reported today. Operating a ferry service between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador,  the federal agency has a four-vessel …

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Pandemic masks true picture of sulphur 2020 compliance, asserts lawyer firm

Cap-aux-Meules, April 15, 2020 – With the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, CTMA cancels its 19th cruise season which was scheduled from June 12 to September 25, 2020. Due to the new measures put in place last week by Transport Canada concerning the non-essential transportation of passengers, cruises scheduled June 12, 19 and 26 had …

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Marine Atlantic offers to fill any gaps in supply lines to Newfoundland

Marine Atlantic says it can fill any gap in critical supply lines to Newfoundland and Labrador if pandemic-related financial losses force Oceanex Inc. to tie up its ships and stop carrying freight to St. John’s, the CBC reported today. Operating a ferry service between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador,  the federal agency has a four-vessel …

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Shipping industry requests European Commission to put public consultations and impact assessments on hold

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), together with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA Europe), the European Dredging Association (EuDA) and Interferry, sent a joint letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, requesting that all public consultations and impact assessments be put on hold, due to the current specific situation …

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