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P&O Cruises takes delivery of its new LNG-powered flagship

  At an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany on Friday october 9, P&O Cruises took ownership of Iona, the latest addition to its fleet and the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market. At 185,000 tonnes, 345m in length with 17 guest decks and setting new ground for

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Six European shipowners earn first Green Marine certification

 Paris – Six months after the introduction of Green Marine Europe, Surfrider Foundation Europe and  Quebec-based Green Marine are delighted to present the first-ever laureates of this new environmental label. Six European ship owners renowned within the maritime transportation sector have joined Green Marine Europe to earn this label and commit to a sustainable transition.

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Port of Trois-Rivières receives Transport Canada funding for Terminal 21 construction

Terminal 21 will increase by nearly 50% the Port’s capacity, which is currently operating at full regime Trois-Rivières, QC – The Port of Trois-Rivières today received confirmation of significant financial assistance of $33.4 million from Transport Canada for the construction of Terminal 21. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs and MP of Saint-Maurice—Champlain,

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CCGS John Cabot joins Canadian Coast Guard fleet

CCGS John Cabot during sea trials. Seaspan Shipyards picture VICTORIA, BC – Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, along with Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, welcomed the newly-built Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CGGS) John Cabot, to the Coast Guard fleet. The delivery of this third and

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Port of Montreal hails OOCL St Lawrence arrival

Yesterday, October 8, the Port of Montreal welcomed for the first time the OOCL container ship the OOCL St. Lawrence. The crew was given a painting of a mooring bollard to mark the inaugural voyage to Montreal. With an overall length of 294.51 metres, a beam of 32.3 metres and a maximum capacity of 5,047

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IMO launches new animation highlighting digitalization

A new IMO video animation has been launched, to show how electronic data exchange is vital to ensure supply chains continue to function safely and effectively, with contactless clearance of ships in and out of ports.  The video was launched during a webinar (8 October) on “Future of Shipping: Digitalization”, co-organised by IMO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.  Opening the webinar, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

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Saab to streamline Halifax Port Authority operations with their Port Management Information System

 The Halifax Port Authority is taking a major step forward in digitalisation of their operations. It has awarded Saab a contract to supply a Port Management Information System (PMIS). The system will streamline port operations, allowing port departments, 80 service providers, customers and other members of the port community to further improve their collaboration.  The

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Top charterers commit to transparent reporting of shipping emissions

Some of the biggest names in chartering have vowed to make the details of their shipping carbon footprint public, which could germinate an enormous revolution in sea transportation. International non-profit organization, Global Maritime Forum, announced today that a group of the world’s largest energy, agriculture, mining, and commodity trading companies will for the first time

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