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Global Shippers Forum warns against impact of maritime carbon tax

According to a report published by the JOC.COM news platform, a planned maritime carbon tax that could double the already record shipping costs has some cargo owners worried they could be stuck footing the bill after the International Maritime Organization (IMO) last month got on board. Last month, the IMO Intersessional Working Group (ISWG) reached

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The Canadian Coast Guard dedicates the CCGS Hare Bay into service

DARTMOUTH, NS – On June 6, the Canadian Coast Guard officially dedicated the CCGS Hare Bay into service at a ceremony at the search and rescue station in Sambro, Nova Scotia. Gary Ivany, Assistant Commissioner for the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region and Marc Mes, Director General for Fleet and Maritime Services, were joined by Sipekne’katik

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On our FORUM: The complex and fascinating world of modern weather routing: A deep dive into StormGeo’s advanced weather routing services

Do you know the name of the first navigator who used “weather routing” on his voyage from Europe to faraway lands and back? It wasn’t Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Juan Sebastian Elcano, Walter Raleigh or any other famous name from the XV or XVI centuries. It was a much lesser-known figure. Antón de Alaminos,

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Canadian Coast Guard welcomes 51 new graduates into its fleet

Sydney, Nova Scotia – During its first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019, on July fourth, the Canadian Coast Guard College bid fair winds and following seas to 51 graduates from its Officer Training Program. These new officers have completed the 45-month program, which is delivered in both official languages and offers a choice between Navigation

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MARAD designates four new Marine Highway Projects

  Washington– The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the immediate designation of four new Marine Highway Projects as part of the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). Projects in North Carolina, Alaska, and Puerto Rico will receive these designations. They can now apply for record levels of funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Mixed cargo results for Thunder Bay in early season

The Port of Thunder Bay today reported mixed results through the first two months of the shipping season.  While grain shipments are well below average, there has been a substantial increase in potash volumes.  Inbound shipments of general cargo at Keefer Terminal are also strong. Total traffic amounted to 1.5 million metric tons versus the

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