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Chantiers de l’Atlantique will soon have a huge prototype “mast / sail” on its site (in French)

  Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique de Saint-Nazaire espèrent commercialiser leur paquebot à voile d’ici la fin de l’année. C’est ce qu’a annoncé ce mardi, le directeur des chantiers navals Laurent Castaing lors d’une conférence de presse, annonçant en même temps qu’un démonstrateur “mât/voile” va être testé sur le site cet été. Le projet, baptisé « Solid

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A.P. Moller – Maersk will operate the world’s first carbon-neutral liner vessel by 2023 – seven years ahead of schedule

  Copenhagen, Denmark – Fast-tracked by advances in technology and increasing customer demand for sustainable supply chains, A.P. Moller – Maersk accelerates the efforts to decarbonize marine operations with the launch of the world’s first carbon-neutral liner vessel in 2023 – seven years ahead of the 2030 initial ambition. All future Maersk owned new buildings

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New projects approved to address abandoned boats across Canada

  OTTAWA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced today the most recent initiatives to receive funding for the assessment, removal and disposal of abandoned boats in Canadian waters. Under the Abandoned Boats Program, $1,692,079 is being provided to assess 44 boat removal projects in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, and to remove 51 abandoned boats in British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

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Growing uncertainty as Montreal docker/port employer truce soon expiring

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Recently resumed negotiations between waterfront employers at the Port of Montreal and the union representing 1,125 dockers have reportedly made little progress ahead of a seven-month truce expiring on March 21. And amidst the renewed uncertainty, there is evidence some importers have made contingency plans and have already begun to

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Seaway announces early 2021 opening dates

    The opening dates for the 2021 navigation season were announced today by the Canadian and U.S. St. Lawrence Seaway agencies as winter weather conditions remained relatively mild. “Water levels, environmental conditions and forecasts have been favourable, allowing for early opening dates within the usual timeframe,” Nicolas Poirier-Quesnel, spokesman for the St. Lawrence Seaway

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Two mariners drown after tugboat capsizes off BC coast

  Wainwright Marine Services operate seven tugs and ten barges from Prince Rupert. (Photo: Wainwright Marine Services Ltd./Facebook) Two mariners drowned and one was rescued after a tugboat capsized early last Thursday morning in the Gardner Canal, 35 nautical miles south of Kitimat, northern British Columbia. Very windy conditions reportedly caused the incident. Owned by

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The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge to merge

  The City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges have reached an agreement to merge their respective ports. The two-city agreement marks the start of a unification process that is expected to take a year to finalise. Signing the charter were Annick De Ridder, port alderman and chair of the Antwerp Port Authority and

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U.S. criticism escalates over impact on Alaska of Canada’s cruise ship ban

  Following initial strong complaints voiced last week by three Alaskan lawmakers and cruise industry representatives, the Federal Maritime Commission in Washington has stepped into the fray over Canada’s decision to extend by one year until February 28, 2022 a COVID-related ban on large cruise ships in Canadian waters. Evoking the major damage to the

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