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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster to Invest up to $35M in New Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program

ST. JOHN’S– Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) announced today a Canada-wide Call for Proposals for its new Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program (Program). Through the Program, the supercluster will invest up to $35 million in short-term ocean projects that will help stimulate the economy during this challenging time. This will supplement the OSC’s core programs in Technology Leadership and Innovation

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Five U.S. Great Lakes ports win SLSDC awards

The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation(SLSDC) has announced that five U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System received the agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2019 navigation season. The winners are the Port of Chicago, Duluth Seaway Port

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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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