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Happiness level of seafarers dropping steeply

  According to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index released by the Mission to Seafarers, the happiness level of the world’s seafarers is falling lower and lower. The average score across 10 questions revealed happiness levels of seafarers for the second quarter of 2021 at 5.99/10, a steep and concerning drop from 6.46 in the first

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Drewry’s sees soaring container rates continuing

  Drewry’s today reported that its World Composite Index (WCI) increasedby 4% or $344 to reach $9,330.28 per 40ft container – which is 368% higher than the same week in 2020.The UK-based shipping consultancy expects rates to increase further in the coming weeks. The average composite index of the WCI, assessed by Drewry for year-to-date,

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Canadian fertiliser giant and Exmar team on ammonia-fuelled vessel

  SASKATOON, Saskatchewan- Nutrien and EXMAR announced today that they have signed a Collaboration Agreement to jointly develop and build a low-carbon, ammonia-fueled vessel. Partners for over three decades in transporting ammonia globally, Nutrien is one of the world’s largest producers of low-carbon ammonia and EXMAR is a leading player and innovator in the transportation

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BIMCO/ICS report warns of serious officers shortage by 2026

  Launched today, the new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026. Given the growing demand for STCW certified officers, the Report predicts that

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Halifax container cargo surging

  The Port of Halifax has reported a strong recent increase in container traffic as a result of continued strength in inbound cargo from Asia which started in the second half of last year and increased flows with Europe. Containerized throughput for Q2 2021 amounted to 156,378 TEUs versus the year earlier 107,888 TEUs. “Positive

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Oceana Canada calls for stronger ban on single-use plastics 

  TORONTO, ON – During Plastic Free July, Oceana Canada is calling on the federal government to put in place a stronger ban on harmful single-use plastics that goes beyond the proposed six items, so Canadians are no longer forced to participate in the growing global plastic disaster that is flooding our oceans and killing marine

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