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St. John’s Dockyard awarded Coast Guard contract

  GATINEAU, QC –  Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard has awarded a $20.7 million (taxes included) contract to St. John’s Dockyard Limited (NewDock), St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to complete Vessel Life Extension (VLE) work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ships (CCGS) Cape Roger and Cygnus. Both stationed

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Crowley and Danish boat operator to develop Jones Act vessel for offshore wind

  U.S.-based Crowley and Danish shipping company ESVAGT announced plans today to directly bolster purpose-built, Jones Act vessel availability in support of the emerging offshore wind energy market through a joint venture.  The partnership will bring together two leading maritime solutions providers to serve the emerging industry. Consistent with the requirements of the U.S. Jones Act, Crowley

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Port of Montreal dockers holding critical vote Sunday

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The prolonged conflict between the Montreal longshore union and port employers is heading for another critical moment Sunday when 1,125 dockers vote during a General Assembly on a final offer of settlement extended on March 12 by the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). This coincides with the last day of a

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Royal Navy Revives Tall Ship Training for the First Time in Decades

  Over four months junior sailors are crewing TS Tenacious – giving them a unique insight into the days of sail and the chance to pick up key leadership skills. The square rigger is running in and out of Portsmouth with Royal Navy sailors performing tasks and duties Nelson would recognize: from heaving and hauling

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Logistec foresees renewed growth in 2021

  MONTREAL- Consolidated revenue totalled $604.7 million in 2020, a decrease of $35.2 million or 5.5% over 2019, Logistec Corporation announced. Revenue from the marine services segment was lower at $344.6 million, compared to $385.3 million in 2019. The Company reported a profit for the year of $32.8 million. “I am proud of our people’s resiliency in safely navigating COVID-19 while continuing to provide

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Seafarers gain exemption from having to quarantine in the UK starting March 19

  As part of the UK Chamber of Shipping’s ongoing work with the UK government, the Department for Transport announced on March 15 that all seafarers, irrespective of nationality, will be exempted from Red List (Acute List in Scotland) country restrictions, most notably mandatory hotel quarantine, with effect from 0400 on Friday 19 March 2021.  Seafarers

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Exploring the potential for scrubbers to capture maritime CO2 emissions

  Finnish maritime technology firm Wärtsilä has just highlighted the potential for exhaust gas abatement systems to directly tackle maritime carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the near future, as technology advances and enables manufacturers to design and upgrade scrubbers to capture carbon at the point of exhaust. Wärtsilä has conducted extensive research and development to

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Port of Toronto moves more than 2.2 million tonnes in 2020

  Toronto – For the fourth consecutive year, the Port of Toronto moved more than two million metric tonnes of bulk and general cargo products, which represents another strong year in marine imports for the city. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 the Port of Toronto experienced another strong year in steel

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