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Port of Antwerp-Bruges establishes Europe’s biggest export port

The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge will from now on continue their growth trajectory under one name: Port of Antwerp-Bruges. At the extraordinary general meeting of 22 April 2022, the two cities signed the shareholders’ agreement of the unified port company. Today, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is sharing the concrete manifestation of its ambition – to

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Prince Rupert’s biggest terminal re-brands as Trigon

The former Ridley Terminals Inc. – a high-performance bulk export terminal within the Port of Prince Rupert – has announced its rebranding as Trigon Pacific Terminals Limited (Trigon). Inspired by Coast Tsimshian artistic traditions and Indigenous ownership, the new name and identity reflects the significant recent and future planned changes at the terminal, and its accelerating progression

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Port of Halifax offering incentives to reduce vessel emissions

The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) is taking steps to reduce vessel emissions. On April 1, 2022, the HPA joined the World Port Climate Initiative (WPCI) as an Incentive Provider with the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ (IAPH) Environmental Ship Index (ESI). The HPA is now offering incentives to container and RoRo vessels that voluntarily

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Ulstein unveils molten salt reactor ship to foster zero emissions

Norway’s Ulstein has launched Ulstein Thor, a 149m 3R (Replenishment, Research and Rescue) design which will feature a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) to generate vast amounts of clean, safe electricity. This enables the vessel to operate as a mobile power/charging station for a new breed of battery driven cruise ships. The vessel concept is

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Zero emission design concept for Handymax bulker unveiled

Fukuoka, Japan – As part of an ongoing zero emission ship design project, Eco Marine Power today released details of a new Handymax bulker that incorporates a range of renewable energy solutions, energy saving devices, electric propulsion and fuel cells. This ship design concept is known as the Aquarius Eco Handymax II and all the

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Viking Octantis launches Port of Québec 2022 cruise season

Québec City – The Port of Québec launched on April 26 the 2022 international cruise season with the arrival of the Viking Octantis operated by Viking Cruises at the Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal, in the presence of Ms. Catherine Vallières-Roland, Acting Mayor of Québec City, Chief Carlo Gros-Louis of the Huron-Wendat Nation, and Mr. Robert

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Two ships launch Halifax 2022 cruise season 

The Port of Halifax 2022 cruise season is off and running, following a two-year interruption caused the global COVID-19 pandemic.  “Seeing those cruise ships dock in Halifax for the first time in over two years was really exciting for all of us,” Lane Farguson, Director of Marketing and Communications, told Maritime Magazine. “It’s nice to

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SeaPort Manatee and Logistec USA welcome two new eco-efficient mobile cranes

Palmetto, Florida – SeaPort Manatee and terminal operator LOGISTEC USA Inc., a subsidiary of LOGISTEC Corporation (“LOGISTEC”), are further enhancing cargo-handling capabilities with the addition of two new eco-efficient mobile harbor cranes at the thriving Florida Gulf Coast trade gateway. The pair of Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 cranes arrived at SeaPort Manatee on April 22

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