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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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Damen ceases deliveries of new ships to Russia

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has announced its decision to stop deliveries of new vessels to Russian customers, thereby joining a growing list of suppliers and service providers responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by severing ties until further notice. The firm said the decision will have a measurable impact on the company’s earnings. “It is a

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Ottawa invests in Halifax container examination facility

 The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced an investment to build a new marine container examination facility within the Port of Halifax. The new facility will replace the existing off-site facility, significantly reducing inspection turn-around times, reducing Port congestion, and improving the efficiency, safety, security and operations for the Canada Border Services

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Embassies striving hard to repatriate seafarers stranded in Ukraine waters

Estimates suggest there are more than 2,000 seafarers stranded in Ukrainian waters in an increasingly dangerous situation with Russia tipped to shortly launch a full-scale assault on Odessa, Ukraine’s top port, Sam Chambers of the Splash247 news platform reported today. Latest data from shipping platform Sea/ shows there are still 100 merchant ships in Ukrainian

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More spectacular seizures against Russian assets in France

French authorities are stepping up their efforts to enforce EU sanctions against Russia by detaining commercial merchant ships and, in a high-profile action, announced they had seized a superyacht linked to one of Russia’s wealthiest oligarchs . French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire thanked customs officers for their efforts citing breaches of the newly imposed

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