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Ports America joining Green Marine certification at various ports

  Ports America, the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the United States, has announced its goal to achieve Green Marine environmental certification at various ports across the country. The rigorous program offers its participants, on the way to sustainable marine transportation, a comprehensive framework to measurably reduce their environmental footprint. To achieve certification, ports

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ICS urges enhanced action by carriers to protect endangered whale species

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has encouraged the global shipping industry to take more action to reduce the risk of harm to endangered whale species. This is an issue that the shipping industry takes seriously and has resulted in the implementation of measures that aim to prevent collisions between whales and ships,

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Maersk reports Vancouver with longest dwell times of North American ports

  In its weekly ports update, Maersk has reported that Canada’s Port of Vancouver is experiencing the longest vessel wait times of any major ocean port in North America. Vancouver is “Experiencing heavy congestion,” the global shipping line said.  Maersk vessels are waiting 26-28 days to unload, Maersk said. It estimated Vancouver’s yard utilization at

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Seaway traffic reflects stronger trend

  September proved to be a strong month for shipping on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, moving total cargo tonnage closer to 2021 levels. September shipments reached nearly 4.2 million tons, bringing the year-to-date shipping total to 23.4 million tons. While still 5.6% below the year-to-date total from last year, that gap continues to

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NASA study reveals fuel regulation reduced  air pollution from shipping

  The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi-NPP satellite acquired this image of ship tracks on December 7, 2021. On that day, the tracks revealed several shipping lanes intersecting in the waters off the Pacific coast of North America. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory. A global standard limiting sulfur in ship fuel reduced artificial “ship

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CCGS Vincent Massey delivered to Quebec City homeport after Davie conversion work

    Quebec City – The Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Vincent Massey was delivered today to the CCG upon completion of conversion work by Chantier Davie in Lévis, Quebec. The CCGS Vincent Massey has arrived  at its homeport in Québec City, Québec to prepare for the upcoming icebreaking season. The vessel joins the fleet of medium icebreakers that serve

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BIMCO Ship Recycling Report confirms need for non-EU yards on EU list

  A report commissioned by BIMCO shows that while the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities continues to grow, new additions have not added significant capacity to meet the demands of the global shipping industry. Therefore, BIMCO believes focus must shift towards adding facilities outside of the EU. The report also shows that the

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ArcelorMittal breaks ground on $1.8b Hamilton decarbonisation project

  ArcelorMittal, in the presence of the governments of Canada and Ontario, has broken ground on its CAD$1.8 billion investment decarbonisation project at the ArcelorMittal Dofasco plant in Hamilton, Ontario. The project, a partnership between ArcelorMittal and the governments of Canada and Ontario, which was first announced in July last year, will play an important

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