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Double-digit increase in Port Saint John cargo

Port Saint John in New Brunswick announced that overall cargo tonnage in the first three quarters of 2021 was 19% higher than the same period in 2020. The first three quarters of 2020 saw 18.6 million tonnes of cargo handled, with 2021 recording 22.2 million tonnes by the end of September. In the container sector,

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Shipping lines reject planned LA/LB port surcharges on import containers

Trans-Pacific shipping lines say they have no intention of paying new “emergency” fees that will go into effect Monday in Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to a report on the JOC.com daily news platform. The highly-congested port complex is making a last-ditch effort to improve the flow of containers by penalizing carriers when boxes

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The Port of Montreal joins the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) reiterates its firm commitment to sustainable development by joining the 200 signatories of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization. Launched by the Getting to Zero Coalition in partnership with the Global Maritime Forum, World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action, this action calls on public and private organizations

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Shipping industry leaders prominent participants at coming UN climate change summit

A major gathering of top executives from the world’s biggest shipping companies and maritime state representatives will take place in Glasgow at a cross-industry decarbonisation conference, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) announced. The shipping industry’s official COP 26 sideline event, Shaping the Future of Shipping, will bring together leaders from the shipping, energy, climate

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Wärtsilä commits to carbon neutrality by 2030

The Finnish marine technology firm Wärtsilä has set a goal of becoming carbon neutral in its own operations and of providing products that will be ready for zero-carbon fuels by 2030. Wärtsilä’s “Set for 30” carbon neutrality commitment covers direct greenhouse gas emissions from the company’s own operations, including the research and development and factory

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CSL Americas takes delivery of second converted self-unloader

The CSL Group has announced the delivery of CSL Kajika, the second of two converted 77,250 DWT gravity-fed self-unloading ships at COSCO Nantong shipyard, on October 22, 2021. The vessel will operate in the CSL Americas fleet as part of the CSL International Pool, where it will join sister-ship CSL Koasek, which was delivered on August 30, 2021, and

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Mandatory vaccination required to access Canada’s Seaway structures

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy as mandated for the federally regulated marine transportation sector in alignment with Transport Canada guidelines, the SLSMC announced today.  As part of that policy, all agencies, administrations, vendors, suppliers, visitors and contractors are expected to be fully vaccinated to have access to our

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