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Canada’s national Supply Chain Office a reality

  By Colin Laughlan Vancouver – Canada’s national Supply Chain Office is now a reality, an audience at the Chamber of Shipping’s 100th anniversary conference learned Wednesday, September 27, in Vancouver. Robert Dick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pacific Region, Transport Canada and the person who heads the ongoing development of the new federal office, said Canada’s

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UNCTAD calls for bold transition to decarbonize shipping

  The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has called for a “just and equitable transition” to a decarbonized shipping industry in its Review of Maritime Transport 2023 launched ahead of World Maritime Day on September 28. The agency highlights the pressing need for cleaner fuels, digital solutions and an equitable transition to combat continued

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Canadian government reviewing proposed acquisition of Viterra by Bunge

  Ottawa – Canada’s Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, today issued the following statement: “A strong transportation supply chain means more affordable, more available products for Canadians. In order to ensure that we have fair competition at Canada’s ports, the Government of Canada is launching a review of the proposed acquisition of grain handler Viterra Limited by Bunge Limited,

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Ports of Indiana allocated government funding for heavy lift crane

  Mount Vernon – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded Ports of Indiana a $2,250,000 grant to assist in the purchase of a heavy-lift crane at Ports of Indiana-Mount Vernon. This is the first federal grant for the Mount Vernon port, and it will allow handling of new large project cargo and

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Seafarers receive wage increase under global agreement

  Seafarers’ unions and maritime employers have signed a four-year agreement that will see significant wage increases and dozens of workplace protections and improvements for over 250,000 seafarers’ serving on more than 10,000 vessels. The International Bargaining Forum (IBF), the forum that negotiates the world’s largest global collective bargaining agreement, agreed terms for the 2024-2027

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First Trans-Pacific green shipping corridor

  The creation of the first-ever green shipping corridor across the Pacific is taking shape. Today, a voluntary partnership of leading maritime goods movement stakeholders, including the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Shanghai, some of the largest carriers in the world, and key leading cargo owners unveiled a Green Shipping Corridor Implementation Plan Outline to

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