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Buttigieg announces $450 million in grants to help decongest U.S. ports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced some $450 million in grants for port-related projects to bolster capacity and mitigate supply chain congestion. The funding will flow from the recently adopted $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. “We’re proud to announce this funding to help ports improve their infrastructure — to get goods moving more efficiently

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About $400 million worth of cars could be lost in the Felicity Ace fire

The huge car carrier Felicity Ace was en route to Rhode Island when it caught fire in the Atlantic on February 16 and its crew abandoned ship with the help of the Portuguese Navy. Since then, it’s been drifting off the Azores, a smouldering sight and global marine curiosity full of luxury Volkswagen Group automobiles,

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Euronav integrates Canada East Coast in right whale protection measures

Leading tanker operator Euronav has instructed all of its captains to adhere to voluntary whale-protection measures in three critical habitat areas: the Canadian East Coast, the California coast and the Hellenic Trench. The Antwerp-based carrier has teamed up with the Great Whale Conservancy (GWC), an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of great whales. 

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Opening dates announced of the 2022 Seaway navigation season 

The opening of the 2022 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times:  Welland Canal: March 24, 2022 – 0800 hours (D.S.T.) • Montreal / Lake Ontario Section: March 22, 2022 – 0800 hours (D.S.T.) Ship transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions. Restrictions may apply in some

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Canada joins countries investigating anticompetitive freight conduct

Canada’s Competition Bureau has joined the competition authorities of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom in a new working group focussed on sharing information to identify and prevent potentially anticompetitive conduct in the global supply and distribution of goods. The working group brings together the Bureau, the U.S. Department of Justice,

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China tops global offshore wind capacity

According to the annual report of the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO), China set a new record year for turbine installations in 2021 while leading the world for installed capacity. Fueled by a global surge towards renewable energy, the report shows that significant investments resulted in an additional 15.7 GW of installed offshore wind capacity

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10-year Ocean agreement with Port of Vancouver

Québec – Ocean Group has announced a 10-year agreement with the Port of Vancouver to provide harbour towing services at the two Roberts Bank terminals, Deltaport and Westshore Terminals. To carry out this agreement, Ocean Group will mobilize two DAMEN ASD Tug 2813 tugs equipped with fire fighting systems and IMO Tier III engines, starting

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Wärtsilä and Grimaldi unveil new system to tackle ocean microplastics

The technology group Wärtsilä, together with the shipping company Grimaldi Group, have unveiled a new system that uses exhaust gas scrubber washwater to tackle the amount of microplastics in the world’s oceans; a critical and growing global environmental challenge.   According to the association Plastic Europe, 368 million tonnes of plastic were produced in 2019

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