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On our Forum: The awesome challenge of improving life at sea

  By Michael Grey* The old ideas are always the best, it is said, and if you are in the mood for cliches, you probably agree that they invariably come around again and again. It is interesting to see the efforts that are being made to “sell” careers at sea and to try and persuade

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Port of Vancouver mid-year cargo volume declines 11%

  The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released 2022 mid-year statistics for goods moving through the Port of Vancouver. Overall cargo declined 11% to 68.3 million from 76.4 million metric tonnes (MMT) compared to the same period last year, reflecting impacts of a poor Canadian grain harvest, congestion caused by 2021 flooding in B.C., and

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Charbonne Hydrogen announces that it is now part of “The PIER” in Halifax (NS)

    BROSSARD, QC – Charbonne Hydrogen Corporation ( TSXV: CH) (“Charbone“)  announced the execution, as of August 16, 2022, of an agreement to lease an office space and associated office services with “The PIER” at the Halifax Seaport. The PIER, a center for port innovation, planning and strategy, has been established by the Halifax Port Authority and is

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Canadian Coast Guard demonstrates Arctic environmental response capacity in Iqaluit, Nunavut  

  YELLOWKNIFE, NT, – The Canadian Coast Guard held a training exercise involving a simulated marine oil spill clean-up operation on Thursday, September 15th. The exercise simulated the initial response to a significant diesel spill in the vicinity of the Port of Iqaluit. Response crews exercised observation, response, and beach flush missions. Led by Nunavut-based Canadian Coast

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Target, Electrolux, Philips and others join 2040 zero emission shipping commitment

  NEW YORK, NEW YORK] — Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV) proudly announced the addition of mega brands Beiersdorf, Dupont, Electrolux, ETTLI Kaffee, Moose Toys, Ohana Beverage Company, Philips, REI Co-op, Sisley, and Target to its 2040 Ambition Statement, the first-of-its-kind call to action from cargo owners to progressively switch all of their

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Research team to explore future energy options for Great Lakes shipping

 639-foot M/V Mark W. Barker is the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier built ( in the US) in nearly 40 years Washington – The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the launch of a 16-month study exploring low carbon options for shipping on the Great Lakes. The research group, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation

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