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New equipment for Canadian Coast Guard to clean oil spills

Ottawa-Following open and competitive processes, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded two contracts: a $6-million contract for three offshore skimmers (per photo) to GRIFFIN Engineered Systems Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a $3.5-million contract for five high-speed sweep systems to Navenco Marine Inc. of Chateauguay, Quebec. In the event of an oil

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Finnish firm successfully uses scrubber system to capture carbon emissions

In view of the upcoming CO2 emission regulations, Finland’s Langh Tech has started researching the possibility of carbon capture on board vessels. The first tests have been successfully performed on board one of the vessels in sister company Langh Ship’s fleet, utilizing the existing Langh Tech hybrid scrubber installed on board. The company reports reports

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Canadian Coast Guard awards seven refit and life extension contracts

The Canadian Coast Guard today announced the awarding of seven contracts for refit and vessel life extension on Coast Guard ships. These contracts, valued at over $28 million, will see shipyards on the east and west coasts, as well as in the Great Lakes and Quebec regions, perform maintenance and life extension work on seven Coast Guard Ships.

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NACC increases investment in northern Europe

St. Catharines, Ontario – Algoma Central Corporation (“Algoma”) (TSX: ALC), a leading provider of marine transportation services, and Nova Marine (“Nova”) a Europe based ship-owning and operating company specialized in the dry-bulk sector, today announced that NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers Limited (“NACC”), has doubled its investment in JT Cement AS (“JT Cement”) by acquiring an additional

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Cost of two Canadian polar icebreakers soars to $7.25 billion

Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux today released a report estimating that Ottawa’s recent decision to build two polar icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard will cost $7.5 billion. Main contributing factors are skyrocketing shipyard costs plus the government’s decision, announced last May, to build two polar icebreakers instead of the one originally ordered in 2013

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Growing business backlash to non-compliant  shipbreaking practices

Many shipowners remain focused on maximising profit by gaining the highest offer price when scrapping vessels but risk a business backlash from non-compliant shipbreaking practices amid increasing market and regulatory pressure for green recycling, according to Sea Sentinels. “There is becoming nowhere to hide for vessel owners that select recycling yards solely on the basis

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