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Chantier Davie establishing Arctic icebreaking research centre

  LÉVIS, QC – Chantier Davie, Canada’s premier builder of polar and ice-capable ships, today launched the National Icebreaker Centre (NIC) – reflecting its leadership role in the rejuvenation of Canada’s entire icebreaking fleet under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. “Davie’s National Icebreaker Centre puts Canada in the global vanguard of ultra-modern, versatile and sustainable polar and ice-capable vessel construction,” said James Davies, …

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U.S. Seaway corporation receives first American-built tugboat in 61 years

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) announced the arrival today of its new tugboat, the Seaway Guardian, in Massena, New York. The vessel has been on a three-week journey through the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida, and up the Atlantic seaboard from the Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, where it …

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Grain sparks improving Great Lakes-Seaway cargo volumes in June

(photo Thunder Bay by Michael Hull) Canadian Great Lakes ports and the St. Lawrence Seaway reported improving cargo shipments in June fueled by grain exports, agricultural inputs and a recovery in construction materials. The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that cargo tonnage from April 1 through June 30 through the bi-national transportation corridor totaled nearly 11.7 million metric …

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OGSL receives over $ 1.2 million in funding from Canada

  OTTAWA, ON – Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $1.2 million to support the development of a web-based scientific data management system for integrating and sharing ocean science data. The project, led by the St. Lawrence Global …

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Canadian Coast Guard assures “extraordinary measures” precede start of Arctic shipping season

By Leo Ryan, Editor The Canadian Coast Guard stresses that it has applied “extraordinary measures” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in advance of the 2020 Arctic icebreaking season that kicks off on June 22. “Throughout this pandemic, the Canadian Coast Guard has taken extraordinary measures to protect our employees and the general public as we continue …

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St. Lawrence Shipoperators is saddened by the death of the humpback whale discovered in the St. Lawrence River (in French)

Photo: Réseau québécois d’urgences pour les mammifères marins Québec, le 11 juin 2020 – Armateurs du Saint-Laurent (ASL), l’association représentant les transporteurs maritimes québécois est attristée par la mort de la baleine à bosse qui semblerait avoir été frappée par un navire après s’être retrouvée dans la voie maritime du Saint-Laurent.  Rappelons que depuis plusieurs …

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Seaway cargo volumes impacted by COVID-19

While St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes decreased during the past two months due to economic shifts related to COVID-19, industry leaders said the binational trade and transportation corridor is ready to play its part in the economic recovery efforts in the coming months. The latest figures show that cargo transported on the St. Lawrence Seaway from April …

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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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