By Alice Rogoff* For eight years since anonymous “little green men” from Russia invaded Crimea, the Arctic Council has continued to operate under the illusion of the Arctic nations’ “peaceful collaboration.” Russia, with its one-half share of Arctic landmass, has remained a member in good standing of the council and even become its chair,
After experiencing engine problems earlier this week, the MSC Kim containership is adrift off the west coast of Newfoundland, the Canadian Coast Guard indicated. No injuries or pollution incidents have been reported. The 4254-TEU vessel was bound for the Port of Montreal. According to latest reports, Irving-owned Atlantic Towing’s Atlantic Kingfisher has reached the ship
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has announced that, working with Kansas City Southern on an interline basis, it has successfully launched the first dedicated international intermodal train between the port of Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico and the U.S. Midwest. This first Lázaro Cárdenas to Chicago train was born out of the need to avoid excessive delays due to the
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalating in intensity, the Mission to Seafarers has announced increased relief efforts for crew members in highly difficult situations. At the same time, Rev. Canon Andrew Wright, Secretary General of the Mission, stated that his chaplains in many ports have observed “tremendous anxiety and stress” among Russian and Ukrainian
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
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.
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,
The maritime and tourism sectors have been hit hard by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Canada is now ready to welcome cruise ships safely back to our waters. Today in Halifax, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced the public health framework the Government of Canada is putting in place to restart cruise ship