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U.S. NOAA proposes new vessel speed regulation to protect North Atlantic right whales

The U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Fisheries has announced proposed changes to vessel speed regulations to further protect North Atlantic right whales from death and serious injuries resulting from collisions — part of a multifaceted approach to stabilize and recover this endangered population. The changes would expand the current mandatory seasonal speed restrictions of 10 knots or

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Dockers vote to strike in August at Port of Felixstowe

Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, could soon be brought to a standstill after dock workers voted overwhelmingly to strike in August.  No actual strike date has been set, and both sides will be resuming negotiations next week. Main outstanding issue: below-inflation wage increases offered by management. Felixstowe handled 4 million TEUs annually, nearly half

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Heddle Shipyards receives Canadian Coast Guard vessel life extension contract

The Canadian Coast Guard today announced the award of a $36.14 million vessel life extension contract to Heddle Shipyards of Hamilton, Ontario for the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) George R. Pearkes. The vessel will be dry-docked and enter an extended maintenance period designed to increase its operational life. The ship primarily performs light icebreaking and buoy tending,

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CMIF appoints Julia Fields as Executive Director

Ottawa – The Canadian Marine Industry Foundation (“CMIF”) has announced the appointment of Julia Fields as Executive Director, effective August 22, 2022. Julia joins the CMIF with more than 20 years’ experience in communications and journalism in Canada, the U.S. and the UK, including most recently as the Communications Director with the Chamber of Marine

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HOPA welcomes federal funding of Oshawa expansion plan

The Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) has welcomed funding from the Federal Government to support the Port of Oshawa expansion plan. The $14 million contribution, to be drawn from the National Trade Corridors Fund, was announced by Transport Minister Omar Alghabra recently. It will be added to a $16-million investment from HOPA for the $30-million

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Yves Gilson elected President of Cruise the Saint Lawrence

Rimouski, QC – Cruise the Saint Lawrence has announced changes to the composition of the organization’s board of directors agreed at the annual general meeting held 10 June 2022. The officers each appointed to a term of two years include as follows: Yves Gilson, Director, Marketing & Cruises at Port of Montréal, who was elected

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