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Norway’s Havyard developing hydrogen zero-emission vessels in new segment

 Europe is devoting extensive resources to achieving the climate goals, and the maritime industry is part of the solution. Green solutions and zero-emission vessels are in high demand in several segments. Now, a European player has contracted Havyard to develop a new ship concept for cargo transport, and it must be emission free. The partner

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Halifax 2020 cargo down in single digits

The Port of Halifax saw its total and container cargo decline in 2020, but not to the extent that was initially anticipated, indicated port spokesman Lane Farguson. “Several factors affected cargo volumes in 2020, including reduced wood pulp imports, rail disruptions early in the year, industrial action at other ports, and the ongoing global pandemic

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Finnish Norsepower installs two tiltable rotor sails

HELSINKI – Norsepower announced Wednesday that it has installed two 35-meter rotor sails aboard a ro/ro operated by Sea-Cargo, a shipowner in the North Sea market. This installation marks the world’s first tiltable Rotor Sail, showcasing that vessels that have to negotiate height restricted routes can benefit from this fuel and emissions-saving solution. According to

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Transport Canada intends to enforce MLC rules on crew changes

Transport Canada has issued a Ship Safety Bulletin stating it will be enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) provisions on duration of contract and repatriation. The statement underlines that a seafarer that has completed 11 months onboard, he or she has the right to get off and be repatriated at the owner’s expense. “Issues of fatigue

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Prince Rupert shatters cargo record

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced today it has set another record for annual cargo volumes. Despite unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic, 32.4 million tonnes of cargo moved through the Port of Prince Rupert in 2020, nine percent more than in 2019. “In a year marred by uncertainty, the Port of Prince

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Three teams qualified to design and build the Contrecoeur container terminal

MONTRÉAL – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) today announced that following the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process for the design and construction of the Contrecoeur container terminal, three teams have been qualified, marking yet another project milestone. The qualified teams are (in alphabetical order): Ancre Contrecoeur, represented by Dragados Canada, with which AECOM Consultants is associated

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Cyprus pushes for greener shipping by reducing annual tonnage tax

  The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has announced a new range of green incentives to reward vessels that demonstrate effective emissions reductions. From fiscal year 2021, annual tonnage tax will be reduced by up to 30% for each vessel that demonstrates proactive measures to reduce its environmental impact, ensuring shipowners are rewarded for sustainable

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