The CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the first container ship of this size powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), set a world record on October 12 by loading 20,723 full containers in Singapore. Finding a new way forward for global seaborne trade was the focus of discussions during the Global Maritime Forum’s week-long Virtual-High Level Meeting on
Port of Thunder Bay The global pandemic continued to impact cargo volume in certain commodities on the St. Lawrence Seaway, but Canadian grain shipments continued to show impressive gains, topping 6.2 million tonnes in the April 1 to end September commercial navigation period. This represented a 20% increase from a year earlier. Overall shipments through
Photo: Cape Eleuthera Institute WASHINGTON, DC—New research reveals temperatures in the deep sea fluctuate more than scientists previously thought and a warming trend is now detectable at the bottom of the ocean. In a new study in American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers analyzed a decade of hourly temperature recordings from moorings anchored at four depths
By Claudio Bozzo, Chief Operating Officer, MSC Shipping is one of the oldest industries in the world. Today, around 90% of goods are transported by sea, 70% of these in containers. It takes a huge workforce to move all those goods from one place to another, in fact around 2 million seafarers are keeping trade
Algoma Intrepid undergoing sea trials. Photo Algoma Central Corp ST. CATHARINES, ON – Algoma Central Corporation, which operates the largest fleet of liquid and dry bulk vessels on the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence waterway, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Algoma Intrepid, the second Equinox 650’ Class self-unloading dry-bulk carrier, and the
TOKYO—Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. Japanese shipping firm Asahi Tanker Co. has placed an order for the construction of two electrically powered tankers. The two tankers will adopt the “e5 tanker” design developed by e5 Lab Inc. They will be powered completely by large-capacity lithium ion batteries and are slated to go into service as bunker
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
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.