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A marine acoustics research station will be deployed off Rimouski

  By Jean-Francois Bouchard A marine acoustics research station will be deployed next spring in the center of the Laurentian Channel, off Rimouski. A unique project in the world co-directed by the Rimouski Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMER) of the University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR) and the applied research center Maritime Innovation. This research

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Trois chantiers navals remportent des contrats pour fournir 48 barges à la Garde côtière canadienne

  GATINEAU, QC – À la suite d’un processus ouvert et concurrentiel, Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada, au nom de la Garde côtière canadienne, a annoncé qu’il avait attribué trois contrats totalisant 14 millions de dollars pour l’acquisition de 48 barges à coque dure aux entreprises canadiennes suivantes: Industries Océan de Québec, Génie maritime canadien

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Three shipyards win contracts to supply 48 barges to Canadian Coast Guard

GATINEAU, QC – Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, announced it has awarded three contracts totalling $14 million for the acquisition of 48 hard-shell barges to the following Canadian companies: Industries Océan of Québec, Canadian Maritime Engineering of Port Alberni, British Columbia, and MetalCraft Marine of

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Desgagnés in mourning

By Pierre Terrien, Publisher, Maritime Magazine Maritime Magazine would like to join Desgagnés in offering our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Renato Battisti, who for almost 10 years held the position of chief cook on board several Desgagnés ships and recently on board  the Damia Desgagnés. Mr. Battisti died as

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CP one-month grain shipments exceed 3 MMT for first time

  CALGARY, AB – Canadian Pacific announced today it set a new record for shipping Canadian grain and grain products in October, with 3.04 million metric tonnes (MMT) moved, the first time ever CP has exceeded 3 MMT in a month. This exceeds the previous record for a month, set in April 2020, by 6.9 percent.

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Three reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

Summer minimum sea ice extent in the Arctic reached the second-lowest level on record in 2020 (NASA) By Mark Serreze. Research Professor of Geography and Director, National Snow and Ice Data Centre, University of Colorado. With the setting of the sun and the onset of polar darkness, the Arctic Ocean would normally be crusted with sea

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Small recovery from COVID-19 seen in global marine insurance  market

Global marine insurance premiums across all sectors are relatively stable despite the global pandemic, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) reported today.” Early signs of a modest market recovery are encouraging although COVID-19 has injected a new level of uncertainty.”  In its 2020 analysis of the global marine insurance market, IUMI presents a range

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