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Flying Whales completes third round of financing

Suresnes, France – FLYING WHALES, the French company behind the major industrial program LCA60T (the development of a heavy-lift airship solution and its operating ecosystem), welcomes funding from the French government – via French Tech Souveraineté, which is part of the France 2030 program led by the General Secretariat for Investment (attached to the Prime-Minister’s Office) and operated by Bpifrance – and the Principauté de Monaco, via the Société Nationale de Financement. This 122 million-euro-round of

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CN launches second Halifax daily service in anticipation of rising volumes

Canadian National Railway has launched a second daily doublestack train service connecting Halifax to Toronto, Montreal and the US Midwest amid container growth expectations. The service capable of hauling 250 TEU connects Halifax to Montreal within 26 hours, Toronto in 35 hours, Chicago in 56 hours, and Detroit in 59 hours. “Working with our partner

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Berge Bulk vessel to sail with WindWings in 2023

  Singapore -Berge Bulk, BAR Technologies, and Yara Marine Technologies have reached an agreement to install four BAR Tech WindWings by Yara Marine Technologies (WindWings) on board the 210 DWT bulk carrier Berge Olympus in 2023. “This partnership with BAR Tech and Yara Marine is a great step towards our transition to zero-emissions operations. Preserving our

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PortsToronto announces new President & Chief Executive Officer

PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and the marine Port of Toronto, announced the appointment of its new President and Chief Executive Officer – Roelof-Jan (RJ) Steenstra. Mr. Steenstra will begin his role this September and comes to PortsToronto from Fort McMurray Airport Authority where he has served as President and

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Montreal Port Authority mandates UPA Montérégie to protect main spawning site of the copper redhorse

Contrecoeur – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) announced that it has mandated the Fédération de l’Union des producteurs agricoles de la Montérégie (UPA Montérégie) to conduct an intervention program on agricultural practices along the watershed of the Bergeron and Séraphin-Choquette streams near the Richelieu River, upstream from a copper redhorse spawning site. The program is

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UNCTAD report stresses impact of Ukraine war on global maritime trade

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says the war in the Ukraine is stifling trade and logistics of the country and the Black Sea region, increasing global vessel demand and the cost of shipping around the world. In a report entitled “Maritime trade disrupted: The war in Ukraine and its effects on maritime trade

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Inmarsat report underlines seafarer concerns in digital era

A new report published by Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, indicates that seafarers are largely in favour of greater digitalisation but that a sizeable proportion of those working at sea also fear shrinking job opportunities. Compiled by maritime innovation consultancy Thetius, Seafarers in the Digital Age – Prioritising Human Element in Maritime Digital Transformation draws

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World’s first wind-powered ro/ro vessel being designed

Stockholm-based shipping consultancy Wallenius Marine has teamed up with  Danish naval architecture firm Kund E. Hansen to design the world’s first wind-powered roll-on/roll off vessel. The agreement between the two partners was signed last week. The vessel known as Orcelle Wind will operate at speeds of 10-12 knots under sail that can be increased using

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