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Record 2021 results for Suez Canal

The Suez Canal Authority has reported record results for the number of transits of ships and revenues in 2021 despite the grounding in the international waterway of the giant Ever Given containership for six days in March.  “The Suez Canal achieved the high annual revenue in its history of $6.3 billion, and the largest annual

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Port of Québec awards Gold-Headed Cane to first ship of 2022

For the 187th consecutive year, the Québec Port Authority (QPA) awarded the prestigious Gold-Headed Cane on January 3 to the captain of the first ocean-going vessel from a foreign port to dock at the Port of Québec. Mario Girard, President and CEO of the QPA, was on hand to present the award to  Kandangama Deniyegedara, Captain

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The Quebec Express wins the Gold-Headed Cane of Port of Montreal

True to a tradition dating back over 180 years, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is awarding the Gold-Headed Cane again this year. The 2022 edition is awarded to Captain Felino D’Souza of the ship Quebec Express of the Hapag-Lloyd shipping line, the first ocean-going vessel to cross the Port of Montreal’s downstream limit at Sorel without a stopover at 00:21 a.m. “We are proud to maintain this

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Our best wishes

Please note that as the Maritime Magazine team takes this opportunity to re-boot for New Year challenges, there will be reduced newsletter and spot news coverage on our website between December 24, 2021 and January 4, 2022.  

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U.S. shipyards invited to bid on construction of four river container vessels

American Patriot Holdings, LLC (APH) on behalf of its subsidiary American Patriot Container Transport LLC (APCT), has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to seven U.S shipyards for construction of four firm Inland River Container “Hybrid” design vessels, with  options for up to four additional vessels built in direct continuation. The Hybrid design is the

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation awards $241million in funding for 25 port projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary today announced the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). Biggest allocation ($52.3 million) went to the Port of Long Beach. As well

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