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NAPA, MOL, and ClassNK push on with navigational risk monitoring system

  Helsinki, Finland and Tokyo – NAPA, a maritime software, service and data analysis provider, alongside classification society, ClassNK, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), announced that the software they have been collaborating on to intelligently monitor and mitigate grounding risks has been verified as successful in its proof-of-concept stage. Following the proof-of-concept stage, MOL,

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Ocean continues its momentum on the Canadian West Coast

  A fourth tug joins the Ocean fleet in Vancouver. Arriving by cargo ship, the Ocean Georgie Bain, a 24-meter compact tugboat, built in 2009 at Industries Océan Inc., joins the three Québec company tugs already present in the port of Vancouver since March 2020. It will be recalled that in view of this first

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Wilhelmsen sets up to USD 500 million investment target for renewables

  Wilhelmsen, one of Norway’s best known shipping brands redesigns organization of the group portfolio to intensify growth of maritime services and renewable energy and decarbonization. “Our strategy is very clear, we will contribute to the energy infrastructure transition and be an active player in decarbonization,” says Thomas Wilhelmsen, group CEO at Wilhelmsen. “In addition

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ICS launches COVID-19 vaccine guide to secure seafarer safety

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has coordinated a number of shipping bodies in launching a practical guide on COVID-19 vaccinations for use throughout the industry. The guide is part of an effort to ensure that seafarers are kept safe and fully informed when it comes to vaccines, while also maintaining the integrity of

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Transport Canada revises measures for seafarer certificates amidst COVID pandemic

  Transport Canada has announced revised temporary measures pertaining to marine personnel certificates, discharge books, marine medical certificates and general marine counter services implemented during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security has determined, as specified below, that certain personnel certificates be granted an extension of validity to address challenges related

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Suez Canal Blocked by Evergreen Container Ship

  The spectacular photo taken by Julianne Cona aboard the Maersk Denver shows the disturbing position of the Ever Given One of the world’s most heavily used shipping routes, vital for transporting both oil and consumer goods, is blocked. A container ship is currently stranded in the Suez Canal. Freeing operations are underway, announced the

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