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Mercy Ships back on board for Nor-Shipping 2021

  For a while now, Mercy Ships has been tweeting about a “nice surprise” to be announced on October 6. Now, the news is out and it’s great news. Nor-Shipping is welcoming Mercy Ships back on board as its charity partner for 2021. The arena for Ocean Solutions, which takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm from 1-4

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Shell sets course for net-zero emissions shipping, backing hydrogen and fuel cells (Forum)

In a new report published September 29, Decarbonising Shipping: Setting Shell’s Course, Shell highlights the important role that hydrogen and fuel cells could play in achieving a decarbonised shipping sector. Calling for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt a clear trajectory to net-zero emissions by 2050, Shell outlines how it is contributing to accelerating

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GCT reaches regulatory milestone for Deltaport expansion project

VANCOUVER, BC – The Initial Project Description (IPD) for the GCT Deltaport Berth 4 Expansion (DP4) project has been approved by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) and the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO), announced Global Container Terminals (GCT) which operates two container facilities in the Port of Vancouver. This critical milestone marks the entry of the project

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Oceana Canada calls for major initiatives to mitigate global plastics disaster

OTTAWA – A just-released Oceana Canada REPORT affirms that the massive amount of plastic waste Canada is generating disproportionately contributes to the global plastic disaster that is choking our oceans and the animals that call them home. The report from the non-profit organization outlines how the Canadian government can help turn the tide on one of the

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Canadian shipyard group assails coast guard planned offshore vessel purchase

Colin Cooke, president CMISA  OTTAWA – The Canadian Marine Industry and Shipbuilding Association (CMISA), representing marine suppliers and shipyards from all across Canada, today voiced a strong objection to the current Request for Proposal (RFP) published for the Canadian Coast Guard. The CGC is again purchasing a used ship from offshore, instead of building this ship right here at

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Croatian shipyard delivers vessel to Algoma Central Corporation after a long delay

ZAGREB (Croatia) – Croatia’s 3. Maj shipyard said today that it delivered a self-unloading bulk carrier to Canadian marine transportation services provider Algoma Central Corporation, reported SeeNews. The vessel is 198.3 metres long, 23.8 metres wide, can carry up to 31,132 tonnes of cargo, and has an engine output of 7,100 kW, 3. Maj said in a filing to

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80% of Bulk Carrier crew test positive for COVID-19 off Australia coast

An Oldendorff bulk carrier anchored off Western Australia has become the latest vessel struck with a severe outbreak of COVID-19, serving as a reminder of the dangers that seafarers face during the pandemic. Currently, 80 percent of the crew aboard the 114,753 DWT bulk carrier has tested positive for the virus, although all are reported in

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Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp create 3D printing joint venture for maritime sector

On 28 September, Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division and thyssenkrupp signed a joint venture letter of intent (LOI) in an effort “to re-examine and optimize the production and delivery process of 3D printed spare parts for the unique demands of the maritime market”. Utilizing thyssenkrupp’s deep expertise in additive manufacturing, alongside Wilhelmsen’s long standing maritime service

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