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ABS Grants AiP to Veer Corporation for wind-hydrogen box ship design

  Bahamas-based shipping company Veer Corporation has announced the granting of Approval in Principle (AiP) by ABS, which the company sees as a major step on its mission to build the first fleet of 100% clean, ocean-going container vessels. In this project, Veer is partnered by Dutch naval architects Dykstra and project management team at Brookes

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Antwerp-Bruges launches expansion to handle larger ships

  Port of Antwerp-Bruges and PSA Antwerp gave the official green light for the renewal of the quayside and terminal at Europa Terminal. The works, which will take about nine years and be carried out in three phases, will ensure that the latest generation of container ships can continue to call at Antwerp. These renovations

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Completion of Canada’s Port Modernization Review

  Halifax-The Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra, announced today the completion of the Ports Modernization Review, which aims to advance the role of Canada Port Authorities and optimize their current and future roles. In a constantly changing world, ports need modern and flexible tools that will allow them to respond to increasingly complex challenges.

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Montreal’s MEA announces artificial intelligence project

  The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) has announced the launch of its artificial intelligence project, Galileo. Designed in collaboration with Airudi and with the contribution of Scale AI, this revolutionary tool is designed to improve the planning surrounding the dispatch of the port workforce.  Using artificial intelligence, Galileo will complement the Port of Montréal‘s projects

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ACPA welcomes final national supply chain report

  The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) has welcomed the final report of the National Supply Chain Task Force and is eager to see many of its recommendations set in motion. ACPA is pleased to see its input reflected in the task force’s report, including  recommendations for the federal government to: – “Support port

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Pacific Coast climate action pact between British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington

  SAN FRANCISCO – In the latest of several climate partnerships among Pacific Coast governments, California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia signed a new Statement of Cooperation (SOC) recommitting the region to climate action. The partnership promotes collaboration between the four regional governments on accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy, investing in climate infrastructure like EV

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Helsinki shipyard denied export license to build icebreaker for Norilsk Nickel 

  Proposed design for Nornickel’s now-canceled icebreaker (Nornickel) STOCKHOLM – The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to issue an export license to the Finnish shipyard Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for building an icebreaker for Russian company Norilsk Nickel. This is according to a statement published on the official website of the shipyard on Tuesday. “According

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German ferry operator FRS opts for all-electric seagliders to complement its fleet 

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- REGENT, the company leading the development and commercialization of the revolutionary all-electric seaglider, announced  that FRS, the worldwide ferry operator based in Germany, has entered into an agreement to add REGENT seagliders to its fleet.  Seagliders provide harbour-to-harbour, overwater transportation at a fraction of the cost, noise, and emissions of existing

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