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Enjoy: The Fall Edition of Maritime Magazine (98) is online

Like most sectors of the global economy, the publishing world has been hit hard by the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Against the odds, once again, the fall edition of Maritime Magazine awaits you with its special features on North Atlantic trade in the face of COVID-19 and how Canadian ports are benefiting from surging global demand

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Cambridge Bay’s innovative home concept for the Arctic tundra

To give you a taste of the new edition of Maritime Magazine (98), currently under press, here is the new Arctic column from our specialist in northern affairs, Carroll McCormick. Cambridge Bay photo above: Jane George Arctic housing leaves much to be desired, and there are not nearly enough family homes to go around. “There

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Mixed reaction to IMO green targets

  According to a report from Sam Chambers in the Splash newsletter, shipping has had a mixed reaction to last week’s Intersessional Working Group on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which agreed to make an existing target legally binding: to reduce the carbon intensity of shipping by 40%

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COVAXX and Maersk enter partnership to supply COVID-19 vaccines globally

  COVAXX, a U.S. company developing a multitope synthetic peptide-based vaccine to fight COVID-19, has announced a global logistics partnership with Maersk, one of the world’s largest shipping and integrated logistics providers. The agreement lays out a framework for all transportation and supply chain services that will be needed to deliver COVAXX’s vaccine candidate UB-612

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Desgagnés vessel departs from Toronto after ‘historic’ container shipment

  The Claude A. Desgagnés self-unloading geared vessel departed early Sunday from Toronto after being the first ship in over a decade to transport containerized goods from Montreal to Toronto via the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, port spokesperson Jessica Pellerin told Maritime Magazine today. Part of the fleet of Groupe Desgagnés, the ship arrived

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Deep water berth extension at Port of Halifax fully operational

Halifax, NS – The South End Container Terminal extension at the Port of Halifax is now complete and is fully operational. The first vessel to call on this expanded piece of critical infrastructure, operated by PSA Halifax, is the Zim Tarragona which arrived on October 23, 2020. With the extension project finished, the South End

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Sir David Attenborough polar research ship heads for sea trials

Named after a famous British naturalist, the new polar vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough departed this week from the Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead for sea trials prior to making a planned maiden voyage to Antarctica late in 2021 to boost research on climate change. Costing some 200 million sterling ($US260 million), the ship took

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Halifax container cargo gets extra push

  Containerized traffic in the third quarter increased sharply at the port of Halifax, thanks notably to the sudden spurt of container vessels diverted from the Port of Montreal during the series of docker strikes in August, just-released statistics show. The Nova Scotia maritime hub handled 156,000 TEUs in Q3, up 16.5% from a year

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