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Launch of world’s first commercial vessel powered 100% by hydrogen fuel cells

Sea Change, a 70-foot, 75-passenger zero-emissions, hydrogen fuel cell-powered, electric-drive ferry that will operate in the California Bay Area was launched by All American Marine, Inc (AAM). According to the builder, this will be the first commercial hydrogen fuel cell passenger ferry in the world. It was developed and constructed to demonstrate a pathway to

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Ocean Group acquiring new tugboat for Jamaican operations

Ocean Group of Quebec City and Med Marine have signed a contract for a 25 m, 75 TBP new state-of-the-art ER97 vessel. The tugboat, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. exclusively for Med Marine, was chosen by Ocean Group for its versatile, multi-purpose, compact and state-of-the-art ASD design which features efficient ship-handling, coastal towing, and other

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The Basel Convention’s ban on the export of toxic ships to developing countries reestablished 

In its proposal for a new regulation on waste shipments published last week, the European Commission surprised many observers by rejecting their earlier romance with the Hong Kong Convention and return to the Basel Convention’s affirmation that the Global South should not become the world’s dumping ground for hazardous wastes, even when those wastes are

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Canadian government invests in visionary cleantech firm to protect the marine environment

Victoria, BC -Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of $2.8 million in Victoria-based Open Ocean Robotics through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This is the second SDTC investment in Open Ocean Robotics (OOR) and part of a continuing collaboration that is helping the company advance

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CMA CGM/Shell complete first bio-LNG bunkering trial in Rotterdam

France’s CMA CGM Group and Shell have performed the first Bio-liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering trial in Rotterdam. The 1,400TEU LNG-powered vessel Containerships Aurora was bunkered by Shell with a nearly 10% blend of low carbon Bio-LNG. The vessel received around 219 tonnes of LNG, 20 tonnes of which were Bio-LNG. Carried out by the

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Xenata sees no early end to astronomical ocean freight rates

Long-term contracted ocean freight rates rocketed by a further 16.3% over the course of November, consolidating recent gains to leave container shipping costs up 121.2% year-on-year. The latest developments, revealed in the Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI®) Public Indices, stand as the second largest monthly rates rise on record, following a 28.1% jump in July this year,

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World’s first methanol-fuelled towboat to be launched in 2023

Maritime Partners in cooperation with Elliott Bay Design Group, e1 Marine, and ABB, announced that the M/V Hydrogen One, the world’s first methanol-fuelled towboat, will join Maritime Partners’ fleet and become available for charter in 2023. Hydrogen One is designed by Elliott Bay Design Group using “proven efficient technology”, including ABB’s electrical power distribution and

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Port of Vancouver’s supply chain ‘distress’ worsens as BC floods resume

By Leo Ryan, Editor With a third major rainstorm predicted to hit British Columbia’s southern interior since mid-November, the unprecedented congestion hitting Canada’s largest port is getting from bad to worse. When operations began today, there was a backlog of 51 ships at anchor versus 40 on November 19, and 22 vessels at berth awaiting

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