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Stena Line plans to launch fossil free ships before 2030

  Concept design for Stena’s all-electric ferry for Gothenburg decarbonization project (Stena Line) In an effort to speed up the transition to fossil-free fuels in the transport sector, Stena Line, Volvo Group, Scania, and the Port of Gothenburg have joined forces to bring about a significant reduction in carbon emissions linked to the largest port

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Denmark to construct novel windenergy hub in the North Sea

Denmark has reached a landmark agreement on the construction of an energy hub in the North Sea. The energy hub will be an artificially constructed island 80 kilometres from the shore of the peninsula Jutland. It will be owned by a public-private partnership. The hub will strengthen the integration of Europe’s power grids and increase

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Change at the helm of Hamburg Süd

German shipping line Hamburg Süd has announced the appointment of Poul Hestbaek as its new CEO, replacing Arnt Vespermann who will leave the company by the end of the first quarter.  Poul Hestbaek has been with the company since 2004 and is currently the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Hamburg Süd. The 59-year-old shipping-industry veteran has previously

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Another hard blow: ban of cruise vessels in all Canadian waters extended until Feb. 28, 2022

OTTAWA – In light of the ongoing global pandemic crisis, federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra today announced a one-year extension of temporary measures until  February 28, 2022 prohibiting pleasure crafts in Canadian Arctic waters and cruise vessels in all Canadian waters. As a result, adventure-seeking pleasure crafts are still prohibited from entering Arctic waters; passenger

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MSC adds double call at Halifax on its Canada Express 2 service

The Port of Halifax has welcomed the announcement by MSC that it has added a double port call at Halifax and a call at Valencia, Spain in an enhancement of its Western Mediterranean-Canada shipping route that includes Montreal.  “The addition of Halifax will offer Canadian exporters the possibility to export cargo to anywhere in the

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Shipping industry takes new step to protect marine environments

  Cleaning a ship’s submerged parts from barnacles and other growths, while the ship is in the water, can transfer invasive species to local marine environments unless it is properly cleaned and the debris is captured. To combat this problem, and to provide clarity and quality assurance to shipowners, ports and government authorities, BIMCO and

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California boxship congestion shattering records

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Containership congestions at unprecedented levels at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the biggest maritime complex in North America, cannot be rapidly alleviated due to the devastating impact of rising COVID-19 cases amongst longshoremen, truck drivers and freight train operators, Capt. Kip Louttit, Executive Director of the Marine Exchange

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Provincial government investments should give priority to Made in Canada ships (FORUM)

Ottawa – The Canadian Marine Industries and Shipbuilding Association (CMISA) has expressed concern over provincial governments ordering vessels overseas rather than giving such business to Canadian shipyards. In a bluntly-worded statement released by Colin Cooke, President and CEO, the CMISA noted: “During the last week of January when new US President Joe Biden re-issued a Buy American

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