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Georgian College unveils new simulator thanks to CSL donation

Thanks to a generous donation from Canada Steamship Lines, students in Georgian’s marine programs, cadets and working mariners will have access to a new state-of-the art simulator and upgraded on-site systems at the Owen Sound Campus. Canada Steamship Lines, a division of The CSL Group, contributed $540,000 toward the new Advanced Integrated Simulator. Georgian is

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Canada defers start of cruise season to July 1 earliest

Transport Minister Marc Garneau today announced that Canada will defer the start of the cruise season at Canadian ports from April 2 to July 1 at the earliest in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer has issued a formal health advisory, recommending that Canadians avoid going on cruise ships at this time.

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Port of Thunder Bay well-placed to handle grain backlog

The late opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway’s Montreal-Lake Ontario section on April 1 due to high water levels on Lake Ontario affects the whole waterway, but the impact could be limited on the Lake Superior Port of Thunder Bay, indicates Tim Heney, CEO of the Thunder Bay Port Authority. The high water conditions have

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AAPA cancels spring conference due to coronavirus pandemic

Due to an abundance of caution and in the best interests for the safety, health and well-being of its many members and supporters in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) today announced the cancellation of its March 17-19 2020 Spring Conference event in Washington, D.C. The AAPA groups together ports from Canada, the

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Chamber of Marine Commerce criticizes Seaway later opening dates than last year

Due to the evolution of water levels on Lake Ontario, the Canadian and U.S. St. Lawrence Seaway authorities announced later opening dates in 2020 than 2019 for commercial navigation on the Welland Canal and the Montreal-Lake Ontario section. The decision drew rapid criticism from the Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC). The opening dates are respectively

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Canada fully supports global ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

OTTAWA – The Canadian government has formally confirmed its support for a global ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters to help reduce the environmental impacts of increased marine shipping in the North. Such a ban has existed in the Antarctic region since 2011. As the Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Sub-Committee of the

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Ocean Group breaks into Canada’s West Coast market

Québec – Ocean Group announced  that it has been awarded several contracts in British Columbia in various sectors of its activities. After more than three years of presence in Alberta, Ocean Group is now extending its services to the Canadian west coast. “It goes without saying that a great deal of development work has been

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Berkshire Hathaway abandons $4 billion investment in Saguenay LNG project

Warren Buffett’s investment company Berkshire Hathaway has decided not to invest $4 billion in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant by the Saguenay port, according to Radio-Canada, CBC News reported. The marine terminal to ship LNG to overseas markets is slated to be built roughly 230 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, at a cost of

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