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CMA CGM and MSC join Maersk’s TradeLens as foundation carriers

  Data on nearly half of the world’s ocean container cargo is now available on TradeLens as global shipping leaders CMA CGM and MSC are actively sharing information through the blockchain-based data platform. Global container carriers CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) today announced they are now integrated onto TradeLens (, helping ensure

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New marine safety equipment for Nunavut and Manitoba communities

Photo of Pond Inlet by Nunatsiaq News OTTAWA, ON – Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve marine safety and responsible shipping to protect Canada’s marine environment. As part of this $1.5 billion plan, in 2017 the Canadian Coast Guard launched the Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program. Under

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Pirates kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports

Anti-piracy training in the Gulf of Guinea. Photo: US Navy In its latest report for the third quarter of the year, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) bureau notes pirates armed with guns and knives are abducting larger groups of seafarers further off the West African coast than before. IMB’s latest global piracy report details

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Maritime leaders reimagine more resilient, sustainable global seaborne trade

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

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Seaway grain shipments continue sharp gains

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

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Deep sea is slowly warming

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

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