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CTMA Cancels its 2020 Cruise Season

Cap-aux-Meules, April 15, 2020 – With the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, CTMA cancels its 19th cruise season which was scheduled from June 12 to September 25, 2020. Due to the new measures put in place last week by Transport Canada concerning the non-essential transportation of passengers, cruises scheduled June 12, 19 and 26 had

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IATA and ICS call on governments to designate crew change airports

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) are jointly calling on governments to take urgent measures to facilitate crew change flights for seafarers. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, seafarers are having to extend their service onboard ships after many months at sea, unable to be replaced following long tours

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Port of Antwerp anticipates rising impact of COVID-19

Marine Atlantic says it can fill any gap in critical supply lines to Newfoundland and Labrador if pandemic-related financial losses force Oceanex Inc. to tie up its ships and stop carrying freight to St. John’s, the CBC reported today. Operating a ferry service between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador,  the federal agency has a four-vessel

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Marine Atlantic offers to fill any gaps in supply lines to Newfoundland

Marine Atlantic says it can fill any gap in critical supply lines to Newfoundland and Labrador if pandemic-related financial losses force Oceanex Inc. to tie up its ships and stop carrying freight to St. John’s, the CBC reported today. Operating a ferry service between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador,  the federal agency has a four-vessel

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Shipping industry requests European Commission to put public consultations and impact assessments on hold

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), together with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA Europe), the European Dredging Association (EuDA) and Interferry, sent a joint letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, requesting that all public consultations and impact assessments be put on hold, due to the current specific situation

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Oceanex seeks Ottawa aid to keep service running

The economic fallout of the pandemic may force a vital carrier of food and medicine to Newfoundland and Labrador to tie up its fleet of ships and stop delivering as much as half of the island’s food supply, the CBC reported. Oceanex Inc. – which runs weekly trips from Montreal and Halifax to St. John’s

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Halifax Port Days postponed to 2021

Traditionally held in September, Halifax Port Days has been cancelled by the Halifax Port Authority (HPA) due to COVID-19, it was announced today. “The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in national and global travel restrictions, self-isolation and quarantine measures, significant manufacturing disruptions, impacts on supply chains and considerable economic upheaval including mass global layoffs,” the HPA

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