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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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150,000 seafarers in need of crew change by May 15

New data compiled by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) has found that 150,000 seafarers are in need of crew change by the 15th of May. The labour day sound your horn event was created to highlight the plight of seafarers trapped by travel restrictions related to COVID-19, where seafarers have

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Ships at Canadian ports to sound horns May 1 in support of seafarers

Port of Montreal On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, ships will sound their horns at ports across Canada at 12 noon (local time) on May 1st to recognize the 1.2 million seafarers around the world, who are keeping countries supplied with food, fuel and important supplies such as vital medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Green Marine Europe launched

Paris and Quebec City – Green Marine and Surfrider Foundation Europe today announced that the Green Marine Europe environmental program is now available to European ship owners. The Green Marine Europe label is based on the Green Marine environmental certification program, a voluntary initiative by the maritime industry in Canada and the United States that aims

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Welcome to Maritime Magazine’s new website

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to visit Maritime Magazine’s new website, a gift that marks our 25th anniversary. The streamlined site, displayed in both of Canada’s official languages, is simple to navigate with two distinct sections, one for each language. Whether you need information, to broaden your horizons, a subscription to the print

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Sylvie Vachon postpones retirement from helm of Port of Montreal

Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authorityfor 11 years, today announced she is postponing her retirement till the end of this year due to the many current challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Today, as a sixth week in COVID-19 mode draws to a close, I think we can be proud of

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Canadian Marine shipping sector protects front-line workers with Trusted Partners Initiative

OTTAWA – The marine industry is rising to meet the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by banding together to create a mutually agreed standard of protocols to protect marine workers. The Chamber of Marine Commerce has developed the Marine Industry Trusted Partners for COVID-19 initiative with its Canadian ship operator members to help assure ship

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