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Vancouver hosting marine conservation congress next June 

  VANCOUVER, BC – One year from today, Canada will welcome the world’s marine conservation leaders to Vancouver to chart a course towards protecting 30 per cent of the global ocean by 2030, Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada announced. From June 23-30, 2022, the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) will be held under the auspices of the International

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Swedish shipowner Furetank sets the pace reaching 2050 emission targets now

  Yesterday, Fure Viten, a 17,999 dwt tanker with a cargo capacity of 20,300 cubic metres, left the Yangzhou shipyard, setting a milestone for Swedish Furetank Rederi AB, becoming an international flagship as for environment and climate concerns. It is best in class globally when it comes to the UN climate goals for shipping. Thanks to gas propulsion and a unique

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Canada and Quebec jointly invest in conservation of St. Lawrence

  The governments of Canada and Quebec are determined to protect the St. Lawrence River through joint scientific research, conservation, restoration, and collaborative projects, with the support of their partners. From a desire to continue this collaboration, which has existed for more than thirty years, the governments have jointly committed to making the St. Lawrence a healthy and

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North American maritime leaders unite to drive GHG emissions reduction

  Members of the maritime industry across the United States and Canada have come together to form the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, a non-profit strategic alliance developing and taking action on projects to achieve a commercially viable net zero emissions waterborne logistics sector. The coalition includes shipowners, builders, charterers, financiers, classification organisations, port authorities, government

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Theodore TOO in Gaspé

  Arriving at the Port of Gaspé shortly after midnight today, Theodore TOO spent the day at Gespeg, which in the Mi’kmaq language means the end of the land. However, Gaspé rather marks the beginning of the country and of Western history in North America with the cross planted there by Jacques Cartier in 1534, justifying

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Of congestion, ships and crews

  I have always been terribly enthused by Oliver St.John Gogarty’s poem The Ship and its first stanza – “A ship from Valparaiso came/ And in the Bay her sails were furled,/ She brought the wonder of her name/ And tidings from a sunnier world.” It came back to me last week reading about all

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