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On our Forum: Memories of Odessa… as Russian attack nears

By Michael Grey “They are lovely people who are going through hell”. It was a surveyor from DNV, who we happened to meet at Odessa airport, as we clutched our cardboard exit documents in the queue for what served as a departure lounge, whose words came back to me this week. It was a freezing

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Hundreds of seafarers caught in Ukraine crossfire

Human Rights at Sea has closely monitored events in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov unfold with increasing concern. The war between Russia and Ukraine has critical implications for seafarers.  A statement supported by Human Rights at Sea and InterManager expresses “a number of concerns that we call upon the IMO to address in

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Canadian & U.S. coast guards recommit partnership in Great Lakes

Montréal, Quebec – The Canadian and United States coast guards share a long history of collaboration on the Great Lakes. These inland waters are vital to both countries’ economies, with approximately 34 million people living in and around the Great Lakes basin on both sides of the border. Keeping these waters clean and safe from threats

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Boris Johnson unveils refreshed UK shipbuilding strategy

While touring the Merseyside facilities late last week of Cammell Laird, Britain’s biggest shipyard, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to secure the long-term future of shipbuilding in the UK. Accompanied by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, he said the government has lined up US$5.2 billion in funding to deliver more than 150 naval and civil

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CMA CGM partners with WHOI on right whale detection on U.S. East Coast

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, announced its partnership with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to increase right whale detection efforts along the U.S. East Coast. With funding from CMA CGM, WHOI researchers will assemble and deploy two, near real-time passive acoustic monitoring buoys off the coast of Norfolk, Va., and Savannah,

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Algoma and Nova Marine boost investments in global shortsea joint ventures

St. Catharines, ON – Algoma Central Corporation and Nova Marine have announced an increased investment in their global short sea shipping joint ventures, NovaAlgoma, by acquiring three cement carriers from KGJ Cement in Northern Europe and two handy-size bulk carriers from Swire Bulk Holdings Pte. Ltd. of Singapore. The vessels will be strong additions to

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Shippers frontloading cargo on CP rail network ahead of possible strike 

Shippers are frontloading cargo onto Canadian Pacific Railroad ahead of a possible labor strike or lockout beginning March 16, causing delays on the intermodal network in recent weeks as a growing number of containers are rolled, according to a report by the JOC.COM news platform. While prior standoffs between Canadian railroads and the Teamsters Union

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