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Ottawa gives final “non” to Énergie Saguenay Project

Following a thorough and rigorous assessment, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) concluded in its Environmental Assessment Report today that the Énergie Saguenay Project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects related to an increase in the pollutant greenhouse gas emissions, marine mammals, including the St. Lawrence beluga whale, and the cultural heritage of the Innu

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Updated guide to pilot transfers addresses concerns over poorly-rigged ladders

The International Chamber of Shipping has partnered with the International Marine Pilots Association to produce an updated guide to maritime pilot transfer safety amid industry concerns about poorly rigged ladders causing severe injuries or fatalities, notes Maritime Advocate Online in its latest newsletter. The ‘Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements’, features a new section

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Senate bill advances US shipping reform

The JOC.Com news platform reports that the prospect of major changes to how the US regulates container shipping has moved a step closer to reality after the Senate Thursday introduced legislation that would shift power away from carriers. Similar to the House’s version, overwhelmingly passed in December, the Senate’s Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 calls

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Ports of Indiana post big 2021 cargo increase

The Ports of Indiana handled more than 11.2 million tons of cargo in 2021, representing a 33.6% increase from 2020. The past five years’ shipments (2017-2021), including the hard-hit pandemic of 2020, have totaled more than 58.7 million tons, which set a new five-year high for the three Ports. In comparison, the previous five years’ shipments (2012-2016) totaled $49.1 million tons. Both Burns Harbor and Jeffersonville achieved their highest

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Enjoy Maritime Magazine winter edition now Online!

Our winter 2021-2022 edition continues the tradition of offering an annual review of key developments on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence System, incorporating a pandemic recovery trend among ports and shipping lines in both Canada and the United States. A second feature looks at how various Canadian stakeholders successfully adjusted to the challenges of the 2021

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HOPA ports posts 9% increase in cargo

Hamilton, ON – HOPA Ports saw a total of 11.2 million mt of cargo through Hamilton and Oshawa’s ports during the 2021 shipping season, up 9 per cent from the same time period the previous year. A total of 678 vessels visited its two ports during the 2021 season, 600 in Hamilton, and 78 in

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Cargill, Mitsui and Maersk Tankers sign first customers for their Njord green technological solution

Njord aims to accelerate cost-effective and industry-wide greenhouse gas reductions.The companies have signed contracts with five owners and expect to enter more partnerships in the future.  Created in 2019, Njord brings shipowners, charterers, vendors and financiers closer together, helping to make vessels more fuel-efficient and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.  With new regulations, vessel owners

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