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MOL orders more LNG carriers for Arctic LNG 2 charter

World’s first heavy icebreaking LNG carrier, Christophe de Margerie (Photo: Total) Japanese shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) announced charter agreements for three icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with Russian gas producer PAO Novatek for the Arctic LNG 2 project.  The three vessels will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and

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Government signals intention to award contract to Davie for CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent life extension work

(Photo of Louis S. St-Laurent on its recent visit to Davie yard in 2019: Chantier Davie) GATINEAU, QC – The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement,today announced that the Government of Canada has issued an Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) signalling its intention to enter into a contract with Chantier Davie of Lévis, Quebec, for required

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World Maritime figure William A. O’Neil passed away

“It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Mr. O’Neil, who was a great friend and mentor who made a huge personal contribution to securing globally applicable safety, security and environmental standards,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Secretary-General of IMO from 1990 to 2003, Mr. O’Neil was President and CEO of the St. Lawrence Seaway

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Canada extends cruise ban to February 28, 2021

OTTAWA – Considering the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on the marine and tourism sectors, Transport Minister Marc Garneau today announced the extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft until February 28, 2021.  “The extension of these temporary measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in Canada reflects

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Lloyd’s Register launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

Lloyd’s Register [LR] has announced the launching of a dedicated centre of excellence to accelerate the safe, sustainable and cost-effective decarbonisation of world shipping in support of delivering greenhouse gas reduction targets. The Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, a joint initiative between Lloyd’s Register Group and Foundation, brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts with the

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Breaking the ice: delivering the goods to the Arctic in a pandemic

  By Edward Downing, Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping You may have seen these modern-day adventurers supplying Canada’s remote northern communities on the CBC TV show High Arctic Haulers, which chronicles the annual Eastern Arctic sealift. They battle ice-choked sea routes, a short summer sailing season – July to October – and a

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Cargill and BAR Tech collaborate on wind propulsion technology

  Geneva, Switzerland: Commodity trader Cargill and BAR Technologies have embarked on a strategic project with naval architect Deltamarin Finland to bring cutting edge wind propulsion technology to commercial shipping. The project will see BAR Technologies’ WindWings– large, solid wing sails that measure up to 45 metres in height – fitted to the deck of bulk cargo ships

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New Canada regulations to improve marine safety, security and the protection of marine environments

OTTAWA -The Government of Canada has reached another milestone in its commitment to keep improving the safety of Canada’s transportation sector by modernizing legislation and regulations. The Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, today announced that the Government of Canada has published the new Marine Navigation Safety Regulations, 2020, which now apply to commercial vessels of all sizes, including fishing vessels, workboats, water taxis and

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