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Baleària aims for COVID-19 safe certification for its ships, terminals

Baleària eyes COVID-19 safe certification for its ships, terminals Spanish ferry operator Baleària is working towards being the first shipping line in the world to obtain the Global Safe Site Covid-19 badge at the highest level (Excellence) from the international certification and inspection body Bureau Veritas. According to Balaèria, certification will cover sixteen of the

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Port Alberni expanding seafood business for marine cluster

The Port Alberni Port Authority(PAPA) announced thatIndependent Seafoods Canada Corporation(ISCC) has added a second freezer trawler, the Sunderoey, to home port dockside to the Raw Spirit at Port Alberni Terminals. The Sunderoey was welcomed on May 5. Raw Spirit has made its home port in Port Alberni since 2013 and has provided over 50 direct

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COVID-19 sparks sharp growth of grain activity at Port of Thunder Bay

Prairie grain farmers are fulfilling increased demand for Canadian grain in Europe and North Africa thanks to an efficient supply chain and ready capacity at the Port of Thunder Bay. Grain elevators in Thunder Bay, Canada’s furthest inland port, are experiencing a surge in grain throughput. Cargo statistics for the April 1 to April 30

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Montreal Port Authority and CargoM obtain funding for AI-based tool enabling rapid essential cargo distribution

Faced with the urgency posed by the COVID-19 crisis, Scale AI, the artificial intelligence (AI) Canadian supercluster, recently launched a call for projects to find ideas and solutions that can help Canada meet this challenge by leveraging technology and AI. And the community was not lacking in ideas, with more than 120 projects submitted in just three

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Stress, fatigue and dread characterize life aboard ships during pandemic

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published by The Mission to Seafarers, has revealed real insight into the lives of seafarers during the global Covid-19 pandemic. Not surprisingly, the report reveals seafarer happiness is lower, with clear concerns about current safety and welfare provision for those serving at sea. Seafarers are urgently calling for improved

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Gigantic crane collapses on board offshore installation ship (video)

A few people were slightly injured on Saturday in an accident on a ship under construction for the dredging company DEME in Rostock, Germany, the company announced on Saturday evening in a press release. “A serious accident occurred aboard the offshore installation vessel ‘Orion 1’ during crane loading tests, “explains DEME. The vessel, built in

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Spain facilitates crew changes

Just as the Philippines bans all air traffic in and out of the country, Spain, which has recognized seafarers as key workers in a move to ensure their movement through Spanish ports, has just legislated an Order to that effect.  «The purpose of this Order is to establish the documentation that the crew of the

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Port of Sept-Îles sets record pace

Multiuser dock The Port of Sept-Îes on the St. Lawrence River, North America’s leading iron ore gateway, broke all records for first quarter throughput in the January through March period of 2020.”It’s unprecedented” (“du jamais vu”), Pierre C. Gagnon, President and CEO, told local media. The port handled 7.9 million tonnes of cargo in Q1

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