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Finally, at sea

Photos: Tui Cruises   By Pierre Terrien, Publisher The German cruise line TUI Cruises has kick-started its operations on Friday July 24 with the “Mein Schiff 2” sailing for the first time since the industry was shut down because of the coronavirus, with 1,200 people on board. The first 3-nights-voyage from Hamburg across the North Sea to Norway consisted exclusively

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Montreal dock workers launch 4-day strike

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Dock workers at the Port of Montreal early today launched a 4-day strike as prolonged negotiations with the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) to renew a collective agreement which expired on December 31, 2018, remained deadlocked. The strike is scheduled to end Friday at 06.59 am. Working schedules are reported to

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Shell and Deloitte publish a new report on carbon emission reduction goals

Photo: ABS As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) restarted its committee work with a focus on efficiency measures ensuring progress towards greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in the sector, a new report published on July 7 by Shell and Deloitte finds that 95% of senior shipping executives see decarbonization as important or a top three priority

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Urgent call to protect whales by making 10-knot slowdown mandatory in the Cabot Strait

Photo: Neil Hawkins. By Leo Ryan, Editor A new report by advocacy group Oceana Canada confirmed that a voluntary slowdown measure put in place in February by Transport Canada this year to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from deadly ship strikes in the Cabot Strait is being largely ignored. Two-thirds of the vessels travelling in the Cabot Strait between April 28 and June

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HMCS St John’s arrived at Davie Canada today

The Canadian frigate HMCS St John’s (340), launched on August 26, 1995 and commissioned in its eponymous city on June 24, 1996, arrived today at Davie shipyard in Lévis (Qc) for a refit. This work is necessary in order to continue to ensure the availability and reliability of the Halifax-class frigates during their operational cycle

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A new technologic initiative to track GHG emissions in real time based on collaboration

On July 15, 2020,  nine organizations from around the world and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore announced a cutting-edge initiative that will use artificial intelligence (AI), satellite image processing, machine learning, and other remote sensing technologies to monitor worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This unprecedented collaboration aims to track human-caused emissions to specific sources

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U.S. Seaway corporation receives first American-built tugboat in 61 years

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) announced the arrival today of its new tugboat, the Seaway Guardian, in Massena, New York. The vessel has been on a three-week journey through the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida, and up the Atlantic seaboard from the Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, where it

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