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Port Canaveral becomes North America’s first LNG cruise port

  New Q-LNG 4000 LNG articulated bunker barge arrives at Port, stands ready to fuel the next generation of cruise ships Port Canaveral, FL – Port Canaveral marked a historic milestone yesterday in the safe, reliable transportation and delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in North America as the Q-LNG 4000, a cutting-edge ship-to-ship articulated tug and bunker

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Hurtigruten victim of a cyberattack

  The Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten, already in difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic, announced on Monday that it had been the target of a cyber attack. According to the company’s head of technology services, Ole-Marius Moe-Helgesen, “This is a serious attack,” “Hurtigruten’s entire global IT infrastructure appears to be affected,” he added in a

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Port of Montreal welcomes Ottawa green light for Contrecoeur project

  The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomed today’s statement by Jonathan Wilkinson, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, on the Contrecoeur expansion project by the Port of Montreal. The favourable decision, rendered after five years of consultations and analysis by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, makes it possible to take a decisive step towards obtaining permits. This means that the MPA can move forward

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Russia launches first of two satellites to monitor Arctic climate

  A Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday carrying Russia’s first satellite for monitoring the Arctic’s climate, the Roscosmos space agency said.  Video published by the Russian space agency showed the Soyuz blaster launching against grey skies at 0655 GMT, carrying an Arktika-M satellite. Space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin

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Montreal waterfront negotiations “on pause” following resumption

  Negotiations between the union representing dockers and the Maritime Employers Association  at the Port of Montreal are “on pause” after four days of resumed talks seeking to resolve outstanding issues, an informed source disclosed today. A total information embargo is in force on the progress of the negotiations which reportedly will be continuing later

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Transport Canada urged to impose special new safety regulations to protect workers on undersized tugboats

  Wainwright Marine Services Ltd.’s “Ingenika” tugboat went missing in the Gardner Canal area south and east of Kitimat on Feb. 11, resulting in two deaths and the rescue of a third man. (Wainwright Marine Photo) The union which represents tug workers on Canada’s West Coast has asked Transport Canada to require formal safety management

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$5.65bn Japanese green ship fund coming from Anchor Ship Partners

  With an eye on Japan’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Japanese ship finance giant Anchor Ship Partners will launch a substantial fund to aid decarbonization efforts in the shipping sector. Japanese newswire Nikkei states the new Y600bn ($5.65 bn) fund will start by ordering LNG-fuelled gas carriers to lease to such

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Port of Antwerp deploys autonomous drones for safety enforcement

  In order to maintain safety in the complex port environment, Port of Antwerp is deploying an autonomous drone for the first time. The fully autonomous drone will be testing various use cases in the field of inspection and control. This is part of the short-term ambition to support the port authority in its core

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