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Seaway announces early 2021 opening dates

    The opening dates for the 2021 navigation season were announced today by the Canadian and U.S. St. Lawrence Seaway agencies as winter weather conditions remained relatively mild. “Water levels, environmental conditions and forecasts have been favourable, allowing for early opening dates within the usual timeframe,” Nicolas Poirier-Quesnel, spokesman for the St. Lawrence Seaway

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Two mariners drown after tugboat capsizes off BC coast

  Wainwright Marine Services operate seven tugs and ten barges from Prince Rupert. (Photo: Wainwright Marine Services Ltd./Facebook) Two mariners drowned and one was rescued after a tugboat capsized early last Thursday morning in the Gardner Canal, 35 nautical miles south of Kitimat, northern British Columbia. Very windy conditions reportedly caused the incident. Owned by

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The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge to merge

  The City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges have reached an agreement to merge their respective ports. The two-city agreement marks the start of a unification process that is expected to take a year to finalise. Signing the charter were Annick De Ridder, port alderman and chair of the Antwerp Port Authority and

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U.S. criticism escalates over impact on Alaska of Canada’s cruise ship ban

  Following initial strong complaints voiced last week by three Alaskan lawmakers and cruise industry representatives, the Federal Maritime Commission in Washington has stepped into the fray over Canada’s decision to extend by one year until February 28, 2022 a COVID-related ban on large cruise ships in Canadian waters. Evoking the major damage to the

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NYK to build four innovative LNG-fueled car carriers

  NYK (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha) has concluded a shipbuilding contract with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co. Ltd. for four LNG-fuelled car carriers. These four vessels will be delivered from 2022 to 2023 and are planned to be assigned to transport vehicles mainly to/from Europe and/or to the Middle East. On these vessels, WinGD’s

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Canada Steamship Lines and Windsor Salt partner to build self-unloader

    MONTREAL- K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. and Canada Steamship Lines, a division of The CSL Group, announced a strategic partnership to build a new state-of-the-art self-unloading ship with a deadweight of 26,000 metric tons that will chart new waters in safe, sustainable and efficient shipping in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Great Lakes region. The keel laying

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Peninsula Petroleum completes record breaking first LNG bunkering

  Peninsula, a leading marine fuel solutions company, has announced completion of a record-breaking first LNG bunker supply. At the end of January, in partnership with Petronas Marine, Peninsula successfully completed its first LNG bunker supply to its customer H-Line Shipping in Malaysian waters. This operation is the first LNG bunker delivery to the world’s

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Michelin plans to export tires from Halifax to Saint-Nazaire by cargo sailboats

  Firmly committed to reducing CO2 emissions from its logistics operations, the Michelin Group recently signed a transport commitment with French Start-up NEOLINE.  Neoline’s decarbonized shipping service relies on clean and renewable wind energy as the main propulsion for its 136m long cargo ships with 4200 m2 of sails. This is an innovative and unique

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