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European Union charts new course for green shipping

Brussels – The European Commission today unveiled its long-term plan for the greening and digitalisation of transportation in a report entitled the Sustainable and Smart Mobility strategy. The blueprint is structured around three key objectives: making the European transport system sustainable, smart and resilient. The EC said a clear path in implementing the European Green Deal

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UN launches Green Hydrogen Catapult to halve production costs

LONDON, Dec. 8,– Six world-leading companies today announced a global coalition that will accelerate the scale and production of green hydrogen 50-fold in the next six years, helping to transform the world’s most carbon intensive industries, including power generation, chemicals, steel making and shipping. The new UN backed “Green Hydrogen Catapult” initiative will see green hydrogen industry

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Clear Seas survey underlines vessel oil spill concerns of Canadians

Euronav’s Cap Charles arriving at Port of Québec, one of Canada’s busy oil ports. Photo Louis Rhéaume Vancouver, BC – Despite a drop in marine oil spills worldwide due to improved safety measures, Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping’s (Clear Seas) latest public opinion survey shows that spills in Canadian waters from tankers and

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Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara planning green ammonia supply to shipping industry

Porsgrunn is Yara’s facility in Norway to be converted to green ammonia production – Yara photo Oslo: Yara announced plans for 500,000 tonnes per annum green ammonia production in Norway, powering emission-free shipping fuels and decarbonized food solutions. “Ammonia is the most promising hydrogen carrier and zero-carbon shipping fuel, and Yara is the global ammonia

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«Ancient» bill of lading rocketing towards the XXI century

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, – Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), a neutral, non-profit group established to further digitalisation of container shipping technology standards, in conjunction with its nine member carriers, published data and process standards for the submission of shipping instructions and issuance of the bill of lading (B/L). DCSA B/L standards are aligned with the

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Port of Sept-Îles achieves biggest cargo volume in 40 years

The Port of Sept-Îles today announced, already before the end of the year, that  its cargo throughput attained 30 million tonnes in early December. One has to go back to the golden era of the regional iron ore industry, in the late 1970s, to find such a high level of shipments which then classified Sept-Îles

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New multimodal hub on Welland Canal

Thorold, ON – An innovative industrial site along the international Welland Canal invites companies to join a new complex destined to be a game-changer. The Thorold Multimodal Hub, in the heart of Niagara, Canada, is offering more than 500,000 square feet of available indoor warehouse and 200-acre outdoor storage and material handling space, providing flexible solutions that

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CP plans transload and logistics facility in Vancouver region

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced it is proposing to build a multi-modal, multi-commodity transload and logistics facility on strategic land holdings adjacent to its existing intermodal rail facility in Pitt Meadows, B.C. The proposed facility, named the CP Logistics Park: Vancouver, is in the early stages of design and is subject to regulatory approval prior to CP’s final

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