By Michael Grey* It is funny how different items of news mesh with each other. Cop 26 is over, thank goodness and the thousands of delegates have jetted off to their homelands, leaving a heavy smell of jetfuel over Argyll, but what we are learning to call “the supply chain problem” remains. A queue of
Quebec City – Green Marine and the World Ocean Council (WOC) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing their collaboration and complementary efforts to advance environmental sustainability and ocean health. The MoU will serve as a framework to explore opportunities and identify synergies to collaborate on the shared objective of improving the maritime
Oslo – Today, the world’s first electric and self-propelled container ship – Yara Birkeland – completed its maiden voyage in the Oslo fjord. “We are proud to be able to showcase the world’s first fully electric and self-propelled container ship. It will cut 1,000 tonnes of CO2 and replace 40,000 trips by diesel-powered trucks a year, said Svein Tore Holsether,
According to UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2021, global consumer prices will rise significantly in the year ahead until shipping supply chain disruptions are unblocked and port constraints and terminal inefficiencies are tackled. The recovery of the global economy is threatened by high freight rates, which are likely to continue in the coming months. The
Canada’s largest port is hoping that normal operations can be restored this weekend after record-breaking torrential rains last weekend on Vancouver Island caused severe flooding and mudslides that submerged the Trans-Canada Highway and the tracks of the Canadian Pacific and CN railways. There is no certainty when the vital rail services will actually resume, despite
To shift port containers off congested highways and reduce pollution, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg backs an increase in federal funding for ‘Marine Highway’ vessels operating on the nation’s waterways. He voiced this view at a media briefing on November 16 at the Port of Los Angeles, which has been heavily congested by containerships for months.
Great Lakes-Seaway Canadian ports and operators are expecting the final two months of the season to be busy following solid cargo volumes in October. According to the latest figures, St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments between March 22 and October 31 totalled 28.5 million metric tons, up 1.9% from the same period last year. General cargo
Saint John – The Board of Directors for Port Saint John has announced the appointment of Craig Bell Estabrooks as President and Chief Executive Officer. Assuming his post on November 22, he succeeds Capt. Chris Hall, who acted as Interim President and CEO since July. Over the past decade, Craig has worked in progressively responsible