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HMM names world’s largest containership in South Korea

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) held a naming ceremony for a 24,000 TEU-class containership HMM Algeciras, the world’s largest containership, at the DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering)’s Okpo shipyard in Geoje, Korea. About 160 distinguished persons attended the ceremony, including Moon Jae-in (President of the Republic of Korea) and First Lady Kim Jung-sook who served

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First government report on state of marine ecosystems in Canadian Arctic

Ottawa – Today, on Earth Day, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, released Canada’s Oceans Now: Arctic Ecosystems, 2019, the second status report of the annual ocean series. Canada’s State of the Ocean reports are summaries of the current status and trends of marine ecosystems in Canada’s three oceans. Today’s release provides useful educational

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IMO and WCO urge ports and customs to maintain critical goods flow

Trade by sea must continue to flow to maintain the continued provision of essential goods, including vital medical supplies, during the unprecedented global situation arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the message of a joint statement from the heads of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO), issued on April 17. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya strongly urged customs administrations and port state authorities, together

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Helping developing world seafarers on the COVID-19 frontline

LONDON – “The outbreak of COVID-19 on a global scale has brought fear and uncertainty to key workers around the world. Those in the maritime sector have particular anxieties as they are displaced from home, friends, family and the other support mechanisms available to most. It has never been more important for these seafarers to

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Panama Canal posts tonnage increase

Panama City, Panama – The Panama Canal announced it has closed the first half of the 2020 fiscal year  with a 4.4% tonnage increase to 258.4 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), while closely monitoring the global impact of COVID-19. In terms of total tonnage, the container segment continued to lead with 82.1 million PC/UMS tons

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Minship bulk carrier biofuel trial advances carbon neutral shipping

Bavarian ship management company Minship and its subsidiary Minmarine  announced that a bulk carrier in their fleet of managed vessels, M/V Trudy, has successfully bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel bunkered by the 2009-built, 30,790 dwt bulk carrier on April 17 was GoodFuels’ sustainable Biofuel Oil MR1-100: which is a second generation sustainable

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Logistec announces change in senior leadership

Logistec Corporation, a Montréal based marine and environmental services provider, wishes to inform all its stakeholders of a change in senior leadership. Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec, announced that, for personal reasons, Kevin Bourbonnais will be stepping down as President of Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. and Logistec Environmental Services Inc. Ms. Paquin will assume the role

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