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On our Forum: It’s time for an Arctic Council 2.0

  By Alice Rogoff* For eight years since anonymous “little green men” from Russia invaded Crimea, the Arctic Council has continued to operate under the illusion of the Arctic nations’ “peaceful collaboration.” Russia, with its one-half share of Arctic landmass, has remained a member in good standing of the council and even become its chair,

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MSC containership adrift off Newfoundland coast 

After experiencing engine problems earlier this week, the MSC Kim containership is adrift off the west coast of Newfoundland, the Canadian Coast Guard indicated. No injuries or pollution incidents have been reported. The 4254-TEU vessel was bound for the Port of Montreal. According to latest reports, Irving-owned Atlantic Towing’s Atlantic Kingfisher has reached the ship

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CP launches first dedicated intermodal train between Mexico and Chicago

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has announced that, working with Kansas City Southern on an interline basis, it has successfully launched the first dedicated international intermodal train between the port of Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico and the U.S. Midwest. This first Lázaro Cárdenas to Chicago train was born out of the need to avoid excessive delays due to the

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Mission to Seafarers expanding relief fund as Ukraine conflict worsens

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalating in intensity, the Mission to Seafarers has announced increased relief efforts for crew members in highly difficult situations. At the same time, Rev. Canon Andrew Wright, Secretary General of the Mission, stated that his chaplains in many ports have observed “tremendous anxiety and stress” among Russian and Ukrainian

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Completion of Stage 2 of Randle Reef Remediation Project 

Hamilton, ON – Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, along with the Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Honourable David Piccini, and the Deputy Mayor of Hamilton, Jason Farr, announced the successful completion of Stage 2 of the Randle Reef Remediation Project. This is a significant step to remove

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BIMCO: War in Ukraine will hurt growth for all shipping segments

Influential shipowner association BIMCO has issued a report analyzing the severe negative impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the global economy and the shipping industry. The global economy is already suffering from increased commodity prices. Oil, wheat, and maize (all key exports from Russia and Ukraine) are trading at decade highs, at least.

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Canadian Coast Guard awards Davie life extension contract on heavy icebreaker 

 Gatineau, QC -On behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a $14.36 million contract ($16.5 million including taxes) to Chantier Davie of Lévis, Quebec, for vessel life extension (VLE) work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Louis S. St-Laurent, Canada’s largest icebreaker, in service since 1969. This follows an Advance Contract Award Notice issued on October 29,

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