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Port congestion in North Europe prompts massive decline in carrier calls

The three mega shipping alliances  cut a quarter of all Asia-North Europe port calls on the 18 main loops over the past five months to mitigate operations heavily impacted by continuing congestion, according to latest newsletter from  Alphaliner. The addition of 77 inducement calls only partly compensated for the massive port omissions – 383 all

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Maersk unveils design of container vessels powered by methanol

One of the world’s biggest shipping line has introduced the design of eight groundbreaking and industry-leading 16,000 TEU container vessels powered by carbon-neutral methanol. The first such vessel is slated to be in operation in early 2024. “When designing these, our ambition was to make sure the new vessels could service our customers in a

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Rio Tinto and LNG Canada open new wharf in port of Kitimat

 Kitimat, BC – Rio Tinto and LNG Canada have opened a newly extended wharf that will increase the capacity of Rio Tinto’s port facilities in Kitimat and support economic diversification in Northern British Columbia. The new wharf was built for Rio Tinto at its existing Terminal A facility by LNG Canada. It will replace a

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Four contracts awarded for life extension work on Coast Guard motorized lifeboats

The Canadian government today announced the awarding of four  contracts totalling $77. million (including taxes), to perform vessel life extension work on the Coast Guard’s fleet of 36 motorized lifeboats. This will ensure the Coast Guard continues to have the vessels it needs to provide critical services to Canadians. The contracts were awarded to 4 companies located

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Imports will smash all records in 2021 at major U.S. retail container ports

Washington – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to end 2021 with both the largest volume and fastest growth on record despite supply chain disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. The

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CSL Successfully Completes World’s Largest B100 Biofuel Tests

MONTREAL – In late November 2021, global shipowner, The CSL Group (CSL), successfully completed the world’s longest-running trials of B100 biodiesel on marine engines, accumulating nearly 30,000 running hours. Conducted on half of CSL’s Canadian fleet, the tests resulted in a 23% total fleet life cycle reduction of CO2 as compared to marine gas oil (MGO).

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ABS grants Alfa Laval marine industry’s first AIP for firing boilers with methanol

Lars Skytte Jørgensen, Vice President Technology Development, Energy Systems, Alfa Laval Marine Division Maritime classification society the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted Alfa Laval the first marine approval for operating boilers on methanol. Alfa Laval received an approval in principle (AIP) on 4 November 2021, based on extensive solution testing at the Alfa

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