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Decarbonization targets put at risk by fuel supply and infrastructure uncertainties

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Maritime Barometer Report 2022-2023 – published today – reveals that uncertainty over fuel availability and infrastructure puts at risk ambitions to meet decarbonisation targets, reinforcing the need for a clear plan of action to mitigate risk. The inaugural ICS Maritime Barometer Report is the first full-scale annual survey

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First Spliethoff liner service call to Port of Duluth

  The UAL Fortitude has called at the Port of Duluth-Superior’s Clure Public Marine Terminal as the first of Spliethoff’s new Antwerp-Duluth monthly liner service. The vessel, which arrived last Saturday, carried containers filled with super-sacked minerals, power generator pieces, and a large tractor from Germany making its North American debut, port spokesman Jayson Hron told Maritime

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Maritime industry needs to embrace a robust safety culture

  A new report from DNV and Lloyd’s List Intelligence, “Maritime safety trends 2012-2022: Advancing a culture of safety in a changing maritime landscape”, found a surge in the number of safety incidents involving machinery damage or failure. With incidents on the rise, more needs to be done to address safety, particularly as the industry

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Funding for Norwegian ground-breaking project for zero-emission coastal shipping

  The Norwegian government fund, Enova, has provided Skarv Shipping Solutions AS with a grant of NOK 130 million to acquire three low-emission cargo ships operating along the Norwegian coast. The vessels will potentially reduce emissions by up to 90% compared to traditional vessels, thanks to innovative technologies like batteries, ammonia engines, rotor sails, and energy-efficient

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Contracts for the life extension of two Canadian Coast Guard vessels

  The Canadian Coast Guard has announced two contract awards for the vessel life extension of CCGS Martha L. Black and CCGS Leonard J. Cowley, respectively at the value of $31.5 million and $29.7 million. Both vessels will be dry-docked and enter an extended maintenance period designed to increase their operational life. Following an open competitive process, Public Services and Procurement

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The Atlantic Vision ferry at Ocean shipyard in Les Méchins

  The ferry Atlantic Vision, a Marine Atlantic passenger ship operating between Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, and North Sydney, Nova Scotia, was recently at the Ocean Group shipyard in Les Méchins. It entered the shipyard last March for a regulatory dry dock that lasted about a month. This dry dock was a crucial step

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