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Carrix buys Ceres Terminals from Macquarie Infrastructure

  Seattle, WA –  Carrix, a leading marine terminal operator in the U.S. and the Americas,  announced  that it has agreed to purchase Ceres Terminals from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III, a fund managed by Macquarie Asset Management. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ceres was established over 60 years ago and now operates

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Canada announces mandatory environmental measures for cruise ships

  The Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, has announced mandatory environmental measures for cruise ships effective immediately. Non-compliance will be subject to fines. The measures address discharges of greywater (the drainage from sinks, laundry machines, bathtubs and showers, or dishwaters) and sewage (wastewater from bathroom and toilets): These mandatory measures for the cruise ship industry include:

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New agreements to certify foreign seafarers in Canada

  On the International Day of the Seafarer on June 25, the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced that Canada has signed agreements with Georgia, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom to allow their certified seafarers to work onboard Canadian vessels. These countries now join Australia, France, Norway, and Ukraine as participants in Canada’s Reciprocal Arrangement Program. Launched in 2019, the Reciprocal Arrangement Program allows highly qualified workers

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Shortsea shipping opportunities underlined for Great Lakes region

  Hamilton, ON – A new study sheds light on the potential advantages of short sea shipping services between southern Ontario and the US Great Lakes region. The study is authored by Fluid Intelligence, a data-analysis partnership of HOPA Ports and the McMaster Institute for Transportation & Logistics, with support from Transport Canada. It highlights the

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Poll shows big Canadian support for investment in zero-carbon shipping

  Halifax—More than 8 in 10 Canadians support investment in the zero-emission ports, fuels and vessels that will help fight climate change, according to a recent poll by Abacus Data. “As wildfires burn across the country and the impacts of climate change become part of our everyday lives, it’s no surprise that there’s overwhelming support

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Sustainable infrastructure investment needed for Canadian shipping’s decarbonization

  A new study from global sustainable development consultancy Arup, in partnership with Lloyd’s Register (LR) Maritime Decarbonization Hub, demonstrates the many benefits that Canada could obtain from investing in infrastructure that would enable the uptake of low and zero emissions shipping fuels. In addition, the study highlights the potential impact of green shipping corridors through

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