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BIMCO introduced Covid-19 crew change clause

Even though travel restrictions are beginning to ease, there are still restrictions in many countries impacting on crew changes. International shipping association BIMCO has therefore produced a special Covid-19 crew change clause for time charter parties designed to give owners the liberty to deviate for crew changes under tightly defined circumstances. It also provides an

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Logistec’s Gulf Stream Marine expanding footprint

HOUSTON – Gulf Stream Marine, part of the Logistec Corporation network of terminals in the United States, announced  that it will be expanding its footprint with two additional terminals, namely the Care terminal at the Port of Houston in Texas and the Port of Pascagoula in Mississippi, through an asset acquisition from Coastal Cargo of Texas Inc. and Gulf Coast Storage Inc., respectively.

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The MSRC Releases Instructional Video on the IHO standard S-102 Bathymetric Surface Product

Photo: Pascal Rhéaume Québec City, Quebec, Canada – June 23, 2020 – The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, announced the release of an informational video on the new S-102 standards on surface bathymetry products. In the video, Captain Pascal Rhéaume, pilot and member of

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Artemis Technologies to build zero emissions ferries following £60M funding

   A Belfast Maritime Consortium led by Artemis Technologies has won a £33 million UK Government innovation grant to develop zero emissions ferries in the city, that will revolutionize the future of maritime transport. With further investment from consortium partners, the total project investment will reach close to £60m over the next four years, creating

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COVID-19 tests negative for Canadian Coast Guard crews departed for Arctic

(photo Canadian Coast Guard) All personnel onboard Canadian Coast Guard vessels going to the Arctic this season will be tested for COVID-19 before deployment. “This is a total of approximately 960 tests, including two crew changes throughout the season,” said Benoit Myrand, spokesman for the Canadian Coast Guard. “We are working with provincial health authorities

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On this 2020 Day of the Seafarer ECSA and ETF cry out: Let them go home!

Photo: ECSA The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) pleads the EU has to start acting to resolve the current crew change crisis Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, seafarers around the world have been facing difficulties in being replaced by other crew and getting repatriated. Specifically for Europe, the

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CMC urges unified Canada-U.S. approach to ballast water regulations

Bruce Burrows, CMC President and CEO By Leo Ryan, Editor The Ottawa-based Chamber of Maritime Commerce has urged the Canadian and U.S. authorities to abandon their separate regulatory tracks and to “forge a bilateral arrangement on managing ballast water” in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence  shipping corridor. At the same time, in an emailed statement to

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Laurentia project cornerstone of a new centre for global maritime and logistics innovation in Québec City

06/22/2020 Québec City – The Laurentia Project will become the cornerstone of a new and dynamic global ecosystem for innovation in logistics and maritime transportation technologies with the announcement today by the Québec Port Authority of the signing of memorandums of understanding with seven major partners from the maritime, transportation and research world. The international

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