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Maersk shifting calls from congested Centerm terminal in Vancouver

Due to what it described as “operational challenges” and “significant congestion” at Centerm container terminal in Vancouver, Maersk has alerted shippers of provisional changes in scheduled calls. They point to potential impacts on activities at other Pacific Northwest terminals in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, and Seattle. “We continue to face operational challenges at Centerm in Vancouver,”

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CMA CGM deploys first buoys for boosting right whale protection

France’s CMA CGM shipping line has deployed its first buoys aiding in the protection of endangered North Atlantic right whales from ships strikes along the U.S. East Coast. The carrier entered into a partnership in March with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) for the undertaking. With funding from CMA CGM, WHOI researchers sought to

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Virginia Port Authority awards $223 million contract to Skansa USA for offshore wind project

The Virginia Port Authority has selected Skansa USA to redevelop approximately 72 acres of the 287-acre Portsmouth Marine Terminal for use as an offshore wind staging port. The $223 million project includes improving 1,500 feet of an existing 3,540-foot wharf. The redevelopment of the marine terminal supports the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project which

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New hydrogen facility proposed for Port of Belledune

The Belledune Port Authority (BPA) announced it has reached an agreement in principle with Cross River Infrastructure Partners to develop a green hydrogen production facility at the northern New Brunswick port that will help meet provincial, federal and global goals of a transition to a clean energy future. This development agreement will support the Port

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St. Lawrence Seaway traffic declines 7.6%

Statistics released today by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation confirm a declining traffic trend, with total cargo down 7.65% at 15.7 million tonnes in the period to end July. Dry bulk and liquid bulk were up respectively 5.5% and 20.9% but all other cargo categories were down, although there was a moderate increase of

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New federal funding to bolster Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Hydrographic Service in the Arctic 

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, has announced new funding of more than $100 million for two separate Arctic initiatives that will expand the charting of Canadian Arctic waters. New funding of $84 million will enable the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to continue their work

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On our Forum: Solving the dilemma of shore-side post demands

    By Michael Grey* It may offer less in the way of adventure, while an enthusiasm for foreign travel is universal these days, but the sea career still remains attractive to a surprising number of young people. Those organisations offering scholarships for cadet training report there is still plenty of demand out there, even

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