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Seaspan awarded contract to build oceanographic science vessel

  GATINEAU, QC -The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard,  today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract of $453.8 million (taxes included) to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to enable the company to transition the offshore oceanographic science vessel (OOSV)

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen orders first Oceanbird vessel

  Wallenius Wilhelmsen will be the first to order a vessel of Wallenius Marine’s Oceanbird concept. At a live webcast, commented by the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Wallenius Wilhelmsen launched the world’s first full-size wind-powered pure car and truck carrier, the Orcelle Wind.  “This is the beginning of an amazing chapter and the

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The Mask of Cassandra (Forum)

  By Michael Grey* Nearly a year into the wretched pandemic and it is difficult to determine any real cheer amid the winter snow. Some fifty odd flag states have queued up to declare their allegiance to the Neptune concord that defines seafarers as “key workers” but it is clearly a lot easier to sign

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Port of Montreal raises alarm over suspension in waterfront negotiations

  The Port of Montreal today released a lengthy statement expressing serious concern over the repercussions of a suspension of recently renewed negotiations between the dockers and maritime employers at Canada’s second largest port. It notably warned:”A halt in port operations and the diversion of goods to competing and more distant ports have direct and

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Chantiers de l’Atlantique will soon have a huge prototype “mast / sail” on its site (in French)

  Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique de Saint-Nazaire espèrent commercialiser leur paquebot à voile d’ici la fin de l’année. C’est ce qu’a annoncé ce mardi, le directeur des chantiers navals Laurent Castaing lors d’une conférence de presse, annonçant en même temps qu’un démonstrateur “mât/voile” va être testé sur le site cet été. Le projet, baptisé « Solid

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A.P. Moller – Maersk will operate the world’s first carbon-neutral liner vessel by 2023 – seven years ahead of schedule

  Copenhagen, Denmark – Fast-tracked by advances in technology and increasing customer demand for sustainable supply chains, A.P. Moller – Maersk accelerates the efforts to decarbonize marine operations with the launch of the world’s first carbon-neutral liner vessel in 2023 – seven years ahead of the 2030 initial ambition. All future Maersk owned new buildings

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New projects approved to address abandoned boats across Canada

  OTTAWA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced today the most recent initiatives to receive funding for the assessment, removal and disposal of abandoned boats in Canadian waters. Under the Abandoned Boats Program, $1,692,079 is being provided to assess 44 boat removal projects in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, and to remove 51 abandoned boats in British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

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Growing uncertainty as Montreal docker/port employer truce soon expiring

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Recently resumed negotiations between waterfront employers at the Port of Montreal and the union representing 1,125 dockers have reportedly made little progress ahead of a seven-month truce expiring on March 21. And amidst the renewed uncertainty, there is evidence some importers have made contingency plans and have already begun to

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