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Montreal dockers on picket lines ahead of possible Ottawa intervention

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Some 1,150 Montreal dockers today began an “indefinite” strike that shut down almost all operations at Canada’s second largest port as the longest labour conflict in its modern history showed no signs of abating. But the work stoppage could be short-lived after the federal government on Sunday announced plans to

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Ottawa announces it will intervene in any new Montreal docker strike

  Last summer’s docker strikes cost Canadian businesses an estimated $600 million in lost sales. By Leo Ryan, Editor With an unprecedented, prolonged waterfront conflict entering another crisis point, the federal government today (Sunday) served notice it is prepared to rush through legislation should the Port of Montreal’s 1,150 dockers proceed with a planned unlimited

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Montreal longshore union gives general strike notice for Monday

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The prolonged Port of Montreal waterfront conflict hit a new flash point today with the union representing 1,150 dockers announcing an “indefinite” general strike starting Monday at 7 am. But at the same time, the union said the work stoppage could be avoided if the maritime employers dropped their pressure

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Syrian chief mate flies home after four years in hell

  The four-year plight of a sole seafarer trapped on his vessel unable to go home due to political and legal hurdles has been resolved. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reports that its local union representative, who had been pleading the case to Egyptian port and immigration officials, was able to arrange a solution

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DNV awards first merchant vessel SILENT-E notation

  ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation. DNV is the first classification society to offer an underwater noise notation. The SILENT-E notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN)

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Port of Montreal employers announce schedule changes

  With the Port of Montreal becoming more congested each passing day with longshoremen refusing to work overtime and on weekends, the Maritime Employers Association announced a “switch to regular schedules in order to maintain the fluidity of the logistics chain” as of next Monday. To continue to adequately serve the population, the MEA has

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ABS analyses leading alternative fuels’ life-cycle GHG footprints

  HOUSTON – In its latest support for the marine and offshore industry’s decarbonization drive, ABS has published a detailed life-cycle, or value-chain, analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of the leading alternative marine fuels. The first-of-its-kind analysis is the heart of the third edition of the ABS Low Carbon Shipping Outlook series, where

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