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Transport Canada intends to enforce MLC rules on crew changes

Transport Canada has issued a Ship Safety Bulletin stating it will be enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) provisions on duration of contract and repatriation. The statement underlines that a seafarer that has completed 11 months onboard, he or she has the right to get off and be repatriated at the owner’s expense. “Issues of fatigue

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Prince Rupert shatters cargo record

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced today it has set another record for annual cargo volumes. Despite unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic, 32.4 million tonnes of cargo moved through the Port of Prince Rupert in 2020, nine percent more than in 2019. “In a year marred by uncertainty, the Port of Prince

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Three teams qualified to design and build the Contrecoeur container terminal

MONTRÉAL – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) today announced that following the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process for the design and construction of the Contrecoeur container terminal, three teams have been qualified, marking yet another project milestone. The qualified teams are (in alphabetical order): Ancre Contrecoeur, represented by Dragados Canada, with which AECOM Consultants is associated

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Cyprus pushes for greener shipping by reducing annual tonnage tax

  The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has announced a new range of green incentives to reward vessels that demonstrate effective emissions reductions. From fiscal year 2021, annual tonnage tax will be reduced by up to 30% for each vessel that demonstrates proactive measures to reduce its environmental impact, ensuring shipowners are rewarded for sustainable

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Seaway continues to demonstrate resiliency during 2020 Pandemic

Cornwall, Ontario – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced today that nearly 38 million tonnes of cargo transited the system during the 2020 navigation season, which closely matched last year’s results. “Considering the impact of the worldwide pandemic, we are very pleased with these traffic results”, said Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the

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NEAS confirms switch to port of Bécancour

MONTRÉAL–Beginning with the 2021 summer sealift season, NEAS Group announced today it will be serving customers across Canada’s Eastern and Western Arctic from a new expanded Cargo Service Center and bigger Marine Terminal at the Port of Bécancour.  A NEAS spokesperson said, “The announcement confirms the carrier’s shift from Valleyfield to Bécancour as its main staging ground in Eastern

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The Poseidon Principles Disclosure Report is good, but the disclosure could have been better (Forum)

In December 2020, the signatories of the Poseidon Principles—currently twenty large banks—released their first Annual Disclosure Report. As the first paragraph of the report says: “This report represents the first time signatories of the Poseidon Principles disclose the climate alignment of their ship finance portfolios. It marks a significant milestone in the joint efforts of

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Heddle hires new Chief Strategy Officer

Heddle Shipyards, the largest Canadian ship repair company on the Great Lakes, announced that Jared Newcombe has been hired as Chief Strategy Officer effective 4 January 2021. “I am extremely proud to announce Jared Newcombe as our new CSO. It is a testament to the growth of Heddle that we have been able to attract

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