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Vancouver first port to join Sustainable Shipping Initiative

  London –The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has welcomed the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority  as its newest member, becoming the first port authority to join the initiative which now consists of seventeen members across the maritime ecosystem. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency responsible for stewardship of Canada’s largest port, the Port of Vancouver.

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Heddle Shipyards awarded $135m contract for life extension of CCGS Terry Fox

  St. Catharines, ON – Heddle Shipyards has been awarded a $135.5 million dollar contract for the Vessel Life Extension (VLE) of the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker (CCGS) Terry Fox – securing the future of the Port Weller Dry Docks for the next generation of Ontario shipbuilders. The nearly three-year project will involve an extensive engineering, planning and procurement phase,

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Global shipping faces stiff competition on green fuel supply

  According to a report on the JOC.com news platform, the world container shipping industry needs to make major advances in alternative ship power to meet new decarbonization rules, but is also competing to secure shore-side production of green fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia, and methanol with other energy-hungry industries. The current global supply of

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Study highlights major impact of Canada’s maritime private sector

    Ottawa – The National Maritime Group, a coalition of private sector maritime employers and operators from coast to coast and through the St. Lawrence, today released their national Economic Impact Study by InterVISTAS. The Economic Impact Study confirmed that where ships meet shore, Canada’s private sector maritime employers and operators play a crucial role in the national

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COSCO orders 12 methanol dual-fuel mega-containerships

  China’s giant Cosco Shipping Holdings and its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Orient Overseas (International) (OOIL) have signed contracts for 12 24,000 TEU vessels in deals totaling $2.9 billion. The new vessels will be dual-fuel, able to operate on methanol and low-sulfur diesel. In a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange Monday, Cosco said it

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American seaports to receive record-breaking $703 million in infrastructure funds from Feds

  Among the selected projects, Salem Wind Port Project ($33,835,953) Salem, Massachusetts  WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 22 states and one territory that will improve port facilities through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program, a greater amount than any year in the

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Poland’s DCT Gdansk re-branded into ‘Baltic Hub’ 

  DCT Gdansk, the largest and fastest-growing container complex in the Baltic Sea region has a new name: ‘Baltic Hub’. The terminal operator announced its name change that better represents its ambitions to be THE hub for the region, both by land and by sea, to staff just two weeks after it had celebrated its

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New small modular reactor marine facility design could be built in shipyards

    Oregon based NuScale Power LLC (NuScale) and Canadian Prodigy Clean Energy Ltd. (Prodigy) have announced a new conceptual design for a transportable and marine-based small modular reactor (SMR) power generating facility which they would like shipyards to build. The updated concept will be used for engagements with utilities, regulators, and shipyard manufacturers.  Prodigy

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