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KOTUG Canada and Sc’ianow First Nation sign mutual benefits agreement

  KOTUG Canada Inc. and Sc’ianew First Nation have signed a Mutual Benefits Agreement, outlining details of the unique and meaningful partnership that supports KOTUG Canada’s long-term agreement with Trans Mountain for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP). The agreement encompasses the provision and operation of a Spill Response Vessel and two Escort Tugs to

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DP World celebrates $350 million Vancouver port expansion

  DP World and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority have celebrated two historic events – the completion of the Centerm Expansion Project at DP World Vancouver, and the 100th anniversary of the port’s marine terminal operations. These two events highlight British Columbia’s (BC) ongoing leadership in sustainable trade, technological innovation and introducing Canadian goods to

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On our Forum: Taking the pulse of the Seafarers’ Happiness Index

Michael Grey* When I was at sea, or afterwards, in shore-side employment, nobody ever asked me whether I was happy. If this unexpected inquiry had been made, I would have been instantly suspicious, anticipating that this was a preliminary to some unwanted bad news. It probably was inculcated very early on – during my first

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New collaboration to improve leadership skills at sea

  The London-based Nautical Institute today announced a new collaboration with The Seafarers’ Charity to develop a new range of training courses aimed at improving the leadership and management skills of seafarers and those working ashore. Increasing reports about bullying, harassment and abuse onboard, and its impact on the work experience and mental health of

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MSC on verge of record 5 million TEU capacity

  Based on its current orderbook for newbuildings, Mediterranean Shipping Company is poised to become the world’s first container line to exceed 5 million TEU in capacity, according to Alphaliner which estimates the threshold could be reached by the end of May. The data firm’s latest analysis noted that in mid-May MSC had a total

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Canada’s MarineLabs launches first scalable ocean data camera

  Victoria –  British Columbia-based ocean technology startup, MarineLabs Data Systems has launched its new BuoyCam service, the first scalable, end-to-end ocean camera data product. The service provides subscribers access to 360-degree, real-time views of ocean conditions through images from sensor locations along coastlines. The new weather awareness data point improves the way search and rescue, harbour masters, and

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