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Port of Quebec reports excellent year in 2021

Québec City – At a meeting held virtually due to COVID-19, the Québec Port Authority (QPA) unveiled today the results of the Port’s operations over the past year. Mario Girard, President and CEO of the QPA, presented the highlights of 2021 and pointed out the key role played by the Port of Québec, which had

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Hapag-Lloyd adopts NCB screening tool for dangerous goods

NCB Group, the New York based cargo inspection company and the leading provider of transportation software are pleased to announce that Hapag-Lloyd, one of the leading liner shipping companies, have signed an agreement to adopt the Hazcheck Detect cargo screening tool to detect misdeclared and undeclared dangerous goods in containerised shipments. The solution has been developed and will

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Canadian Coast Guard begins annual icebreaking season on Great Lakes

SARNIA, ON – The Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) annual icebreaking season on the Great Lakes, which provides assistance to the shipping industry, is underway. Working in partnership with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) District 9, the CCG has two icebreakers assigned to the Great Lakes for the entire winter season: CCGS Griffon and CCGS Samuel Risley. These

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Port of Sept-Îles  welcomes first vessel of 2022 season

Sept-Îles – Flying the Japanese flag, the M/V Frontier Harvest arriving from İskenderun, Turkey, was the first ship of 2022, with arrival at 12:22 p.m. on January 4 th. The ship was in ballast and will be leaving this week for Rotterdam, Netherlands with a cargo of 172,360 tonnes of iron ore pellets and concentrate

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Dutch firm unveils design for ultra-fuel-efficient general cargo vessel

Conoship International Projects (CIP) of Groningen, The Netherlands, announced it has developed the design for a 3,600 dwt general cargo vessel, suitable for sea-river operations. Each vessel will measure 289 feet in length and have a hold capacity of over 180,000 cubic feet. The construction of this first series of six cargo vessels is planned

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Drewry sees carrier profits continuing to rise in 2022

Far from declining this year, ocean container carrier profits will increase again as the spreading Omicron variant hammers supply chains and higher freight rates are factored in, according to Drewry, the UK-based shipping consultancy. With another record for profitability expected to be confirmed by final results in the fourth quarter, Drewry has adjusted upwards its

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