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Canada’s marine sector welcomes new federal vaccination rules

Canadian marine shipping organizations welcomed new federal mandatory vaccination rules released this week by Transport Canada, and said that marine company policies would be ready to protect the safety and welfare of both their employees and the public. The Chamber of Marine Commerce, which represents marine industry stakeholders including major Canadian ship operators, shippers, ports,

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GEV receives ABS AiP for Handymax hydrogen carrier design

  PERTH, Australia – A compressed hydrogen carrier design with a 430-tonne cargo capacity by Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has received Approval in Principle (AIP) from ABS. AIP for the Handymax vessel, which GEV intends to be the first commercial-scale vessel available for the marine transport of hydrogen, follows an ABS AIP which GEV received in

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Hamburg Süd turns 150

Eleven Hamburg-based merchants, shipowners and bankers found the Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft on 4 November 1871. A monthly service is immediately launched to Brazil and extended to La Plata a few months later. The “Santos” was one of the first three ships to be deployed on the route between Hamburg and Brazil in 1871. On 4

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Massive increase in long-term R&D investments needed to reach zero-carbon emissions

London – A massive scaling up of finance for research and development is essential to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, says a report by International Chamber of Shipping and global engineering, environmental and strategic consultancy Ricardo. A Zero Emission Blueprint for Shipping outlines the urgent steps that will be required to completely transform shipping’s

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Floating of 1st U.S.-flag laker in 40 years

  Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin – Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and The Interlake Steamship Company hosted a launch ceremony  marking the latest milestone for the new 639 – foot M/V Mark W. Barker. The first U.S.- flagged Great Lakes freighter to be built on the Great Lakes in nearly 40 years, the M/V Mark W. Barker – while still under construction – was “launched” or otherwise floated in

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Fourteen countries propose tougher climate goal for shipping at COP26 summit

Fourteen countries, led by Denmark and including the United States, have supported a goal to achieve zero emission shipping by 2050. Announced Monday on the sidelines of the UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the maritime sector declaration seeks to develop momentum for a major objective of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). New emission-reducing measures

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Ocean Group wins Best Practices award

Ocean Group was named the recipient of the RH-Meilleures pratiques presented at the Fidéides evening of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec (CCIQ). The Fidéides evening, held on October 27, is a recognized event in the business community of the Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions. It rewards companies that have distinguished themselves during the year by their business performance and the

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