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Tonne of opium seized at Port Metro Vancouver

  In a joint operation, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the RCMP announced the seizure of a tonne of opium at Port Metro Vancouver. The seized drugs were found in two containers. In early February 2021, CBSA’s Pacific Region Intelligence Section (PRIS) partnered with the RCMP Federal Serious & Organized Crime (FSOC) section

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FMT signs operating agreement in Itawamba county

  Itawamba, Mississippi – Federal Marine Terminals, Inc. (FMT) has signed an operating agreement with Port Itawamba, increasing its presence in the Southern region of the USA within this vital inland waterway system. The facility, located in Northern Mississippi on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, covers an impressive reach, including destinations along the US Gulf Coast and into

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Seaspan starts construction of science vessel

  NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) announced today it has cut steel and started full-rate construction of the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV). This important milestone kicks off construction of the third class of ships Seaspan is building under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The vessel will deliver much-needed fleet capability for the

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Ever Given successfully refloated in Suez Canal

  Photo: Suez Canal Authority via Agence France-Presse. On Monday morning at dawn, the 400-meter-long, over 220,000-ton vessel, flying the Panamanian flag, had started to move. Normal transits in the Suez Canal are resuming for more than 400 waiting ships after Evergreen Line confirmed that Ever Given was successfully refloated within the SuezCanal at approximately

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Montreal port employers reveal details of offer rejected by dockers

  By Leo Ryan In what is believed to be an unprecedented move, the Maritime Employers Association publicly disclosed, in a full-page ad in The Montreal Gazette and La Presse+ today,  the details of its offer for a new collective agreement that was overwhelmingly rejected on March 21 by the Port of Montreal’s longshoremen. The vote

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World’s fastest electric ferry set to launch in Stockholm

  The first of a new breed of electric ships will soon launch in Stockholm. The foiling Candela P-30 is the world’s fastest electric ship, as well as the most energy efficient ferry ever. Set to commence traffic in 2023, it will shuttle passengers to and from the archipelago at high speeds, without wake, noise

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen to reactivate last three laid-up vessels

  Oslo – Wallenius Wilhelmsen has decided to reactivate the last three of its vessels that were placed in cold layup last spring due to the COVID19 pandemic. Reactivation will take place in Q3, and the intention is that reactivated vessels will replace capacity sourced through short term charters. Earlier this year Wallenius Wilhelmsen decided

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The Suez Canal continues to be blocked in both directions

  For those wondering why it is taking so much time to dislodge the Ever Given, this topographic map from myshiptracking.com shows the dredged shipping lane is only about 2/3 of the channel on the Western side. Seems like 1/3 of the ship is aground. The Suez Canal passage continues to be blocked in both directions

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