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ILO adopts increased minimum wage for seafarers

Geneva – The minimum monthly basic wage for able seafarers is to be raised, following a resolution agreed by a subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC)  of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The meeting agreed to raise the ILO minimum basic wage for an able seafarer to US$658 as of 1 January 2023. The rate will

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Canadian ports seen losing out on ecommerce-related shipments from Asia

By Colin Laughlan Vancouver – Canadian ports are losing out on ecommerce-related shipments from Asia because we don’t have the technology to facilitate the required international data exchange. “It’s a big loss,” said an international trade data executive (per photo) speaking at the IAPH’s World Ports Conference which wrapped up yesterday in Vancouver.Vikram Patil, Associate

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World ports conference focused on data sharing and supply chain digitalization

By Colin LaughlanVancouver – The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAHP) wound up its World Ports Conference 2022 on May 18 with a single theme dominating a three-day roster of international experts from the global maritime sector. Delivering a concerted message for a hastened economic recovery in the post-pandemic world, industry and government leaders

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Assises québécoises du secteur maritime underlines decade of growth

TROIS-RIVIÈRES – A major finding to launch the second edition of the Assises québécoises du transport maritime: despite the crisis caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, the industry as a whole has experienced significant growth in its activities over the past decade and shows promise for the future.According to the first State of Maritime Transport,

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On our Forum: Canadian Port Authorities look to Port Modernization

*By Carl Laberge There has never been as much attention to the importance of Canada’s supply chain than right now, with pandemic-related product shortages, geopolitical changes and severe weather events garnering public and political interest in Canada’s essential links for trade. The federal government’s Supply Chain Task Force and the House of Commons Transport and

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The Port of Trois-Rivières celebrates its 140th anniversary!

Trois-Rivières – On May 17, 1882, the bill creating the Port of Trois Rivières was passed. For the Port’s team, this was the perfect date to officially launch the organization’s 140th anniversary festivities. “This is extremely significant for us. When you think about it, on this same date 140 years ago, the Port’s official existence

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World Ports Tracker Launched at 2022 Conference of IAPH

Vancouver – Following on from the COVID-19 Barometer published during the first year of the pandemic, IAPH (International Association of Ports and Harbors) is rolling out the World Ports Tracker to track critical aspects of the evolution in the global port industry. The tracker aims to gain a timely understanding of the challenges that ports

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Stamp issue highlights endangered whales in Canada

 Vancouver – Canada Post is issuing a set of stamps this week to raise awareness about the plight of five whale species that have populations assessed as Endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).Canadian waters are home to a remarkable diversity of whales, with more than 30 species. Sadly,

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