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Northeast Passage opened 88 days setting new Arctic record

Global Ice Center Weathernews Inc. published its review of Arctic Ocean ice conditions for 2020 and they observed that the Northeast Passage, the Russian side of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), was open for a record 88 days. Sea ice is usually at its peak surface area in February or March of each year, and at

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Study underlines Davie’s potential substantial economic impact

LÉVIS, QC – Davie, Canada’s premier shipbuilder, today revealed the results of a far-reaching study conducted by consulting and advisory firm, Deloitte LLP in Canada. The study, commissioned by Davie, examined the historical and potential major future economic and social impacts of its operations on Québec and Canada as a whole. A virtual launch event, hosted by the Federation of Québec Chambers of

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LNG bunkering at Hamilton a first on Great Lakes

For the first time ever on the Great Lakes, a marine vessel refueled yesterday with liquefied natural gas (LNG). Carrying a load of asphalt, the MV Damia Desgagnés docked at the Port of Hamilton’s Pier 22 to refuel before departing for Detroit.  As a result of a new partnership between the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority and REV

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European Union charts new course for green shipping

Brussels – The European Commission today unveiled its long-term plan for the greening and digitalisation of transportation in a report entitled the Sustainable and Smart Mobility strategy. The blueprint is structured around three key objectives: making the European transport system sustainable, smart and resilient. The EC said a clear path in implementing the European Green Deal

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UN launches Green Hydrogen Catapult to halve production costs

LONDON, Dec. 8,– Six world-leading companies today announced a global coalition that will accelerate the scale and production of green hydrogen 50-fold in the next six years, helping to transform the world’s most carbon intensive industries, including power generation, chemicals, steel making and shipping. The new UN backed “Green Hydrogen Catapult” initiative will see green hydrogen industry

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Clear Seas survey underlines vessel oil spill concerns of Canadians

Euronav’s Cap Charles arriving at Port of Québec, one of Canada’s busy oil ports. Photo Louis Rhéaume Vancouver, BC – Despite a drop in marine oil spills worldwide due to improved safety measures, Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping’s (Clear Seas) latest public opinion survey shows that spills in Canadian waters from tankers and

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