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Italian ports fully operational

According to a letter from the Italian Ports Association seen by Maritime Magazine, Italian Ports are fully operational while and ensuring the safety of cargo and crew members. The letter can be read bellow. In complete compliance with the measures adopted by the Italian Government, having the primary objective of protecting public health due to the current

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BIMCO downgrades global container shipping outlook

Copenhagen, Denmark – The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has revised its outlook for container shipping demand in 2020 from low global demand growth to negative demand growth for the full year. According to BIMCO’s revised forecast, container shipping freight rates are now expected to go down to loss-making levels as the coronavirus pandemic

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IMO issues guidance on STCW certification

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued guidelines on standards for training, certification and monitoring of seafarers (STCW) in response to growing concerns following the coronavirus epidemic. IMO has stated that the worldwide response to the epidemic poses a serious challenge for administrations to enable the continuing education of seafarers, revalidate certificates, including medical certificates, and the

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Port of Antwerp fully operational

The first meeting of the Port of Antwerp Covid-19 Taskforce was held early today. It confirmed that the port is considered as essential national infrastructure and is important to keep Belgium and indeed the rest of Europe supplied. The port remains 100% operational thanks to the daily efforts and commitment of all employees. In addition

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Port of Montreal cargo activity at full capacity

Freight transport operations are running at full capacity, the Port of Montreal reported today.” No cancellations have occurred, and rail transport continues as scheduled. Road transport and terminal operations are ongoing. We will continue to follow Transport Canada guidelines and monitor the impact of COVID-19 on Port operations.” The MPA is closely following the directives of federal

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McKeil Marine adds to product tanker fleet

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO – Marine services provider McKeil Marine Limited has purchased the Adfines Sky, an intermediate-sized ice class 1A product tanker, and sister ship to the Adfines Star that was purchased last month. The 19,000 DWT vessel has been renamed the Northern Spirit and is currently in operation With this latest addition to its diversified fleet

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Seaway measures to ensure operations amidst COVID-19 crisis

Guided by information made available by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) indicated it is working closely with Transport Canada and all other relevant authorities on a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 crisis. SLSMC has put in place a series of measures to ensure the continuity of operations

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Double whammy hits Canadian agri-food exporters

By Leo Ryan EditorMaritime Magazine Severely hit by February’s three week Indigenous rail blockades over a pipeline project in British Columbia, the Canadian agri-food industry – a vital pillar of Canada’s economy – is being further hammered by the ripple effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. This is no small matter for the world’s fifth

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