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Enjoy! The Summer Edition (# 105) of Maritime Magazine is online

Our summer edition highlights two major features of topical interest. One is devoted to the opportunities and challenges in Canada-Asia trade amidst a rapidly-changing global economy ushered in by Russia’s barbaric invasion of Ukraine. The second feature offers an in-depth perspective on how terminal operators in ports across Canada are expanding to improve supply chain

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Rise in global Seafarer optimism

According to the latest report from the Seafarers Happiness Index, the second quarter of 2022 has revealed a welcome rise in optimism with a significant increase in the overall rating of 7.21/10, up from 5.85 in the previous quarter.” “It is great to see seafarer happiness increase after such low satisfaction in the last Seafarers

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U.S. NOAA proposes new vessel speed regulation to protect North Atlantic right whales

The U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Fisheries has announced proposed changes to vessel speed regulations to further protect North Atlantic right whales from death and serious injuries resulting from collisions — part of a multifaceted approach to stabilize and recover this endangered population. The changes would expand the current mandatory seasonal speed restrictions of 10 knots or

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Dockers vote to strike in August at Port of Felixstowe

Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, could soon be brought to a standstill after dock workers voted overwhelmingly to strike in August.  No actual strike date has been set, and both sides will be resuming negotiations next week. Main outstanding issue: below-inflation wage increases offered by management. Felixstowe handled 4 million TEUs annually, nearly half

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Heddle Shipyards receives Canadian Coast Guard vessel life extension contract

The Canadian Coast Guard today announced the award of a $36.14 million vessel life extension contract to Heddle Shipyards of Hamilton, Ontario for the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) George R. Pearkes. The vessel will be dry-docked and enter an extended maintenance period designed to increase its operational life. The ship primarily performs light icebreaking and buoy tending,

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