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U.S. Coast Guard vessels unexpectedly encounter Chinese warships near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

According to a report published by the Arctic Today daily newsletter, U.S. Coast Guard vessels spotted four Chinese warships conducting military and surveillance operations during a routine patrol near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands on August 30. The ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy ventured as close as 46 miles to the Aleutian Islands, the Coast

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U.S. Great Lakes stakeholders elated over House of Representatives committee approval for 2nd heavy icebreaker

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Great Lakes maritime stakeholders are delighted over a surprise decision taken earlier this week in Washington: the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved $1 billion for U.S. Coast Guard shore side infrastructure nationwide and $350 million in funding for a second heavy Great Lakes icebreaker as part of its budget

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Iron ore shipments soar on St. Lawrence  Seaway

North American demand for manufacturing and building materials led to dramatic spikes in shipments of iron ore, steel, cement, stone and other raw materials via the St. Lawrence Seaway and through Canadian Great Lakes ports, according to the latest results. From March 22 to August 31, iron ore shipments hit 4.6 million tonnes, up 30%

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CP and KCS announce merger accord

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern today announced they have entered into a merger agreement, under which CP has agreed to acquire KCS in a stock and cash transaction representing an enterprise value of approximately USD$31 billion which includes the assumption of $3.8 billion of outstanding KCS debt. The merger creates the first U.S.-Canada-Mexico railway. The decision

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ABS launches industry-first simulation decarbonisation service

Houston, Texas – In an industry first, ABS has launched an advanced service using sophisticated modeling and simulation technologies to assess the impact of a wide range of vessel decarbonization technologies at the design stage as well as simplifying EEXI and CII compliance. The SIM-based Energy Efficiency Evaluation Service will allow both newbuild vessels and

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Laurence Pathy inducted into Great Lakes Marine Hall of Fame

Saluted as the 2021 Marine Man of the Year, Laurence G. Pathy, Chairman of Montreal-based Fednav Limited, has been inducted into the Captain John P. Wellington Great Lakes Marine Hall of Fame at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The prestigious award, which was launched in 1955 and is housed at the Sault Historic Sites was presented

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