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Trucking conditions worsen at Port of Vancouver

Truckers, intermodal marketing companies, and freight forwarders say trucking conditions at the Port of Vancouver have deteriorated rapidly in the past two weeks amid a surge of imports that has filled local warehouses beyond capacity and caused a severe shortage of chassis, reports the JOC.com daily news platform. “It’s absolutely chaotic here. Our customers are

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First tug to receive ABS Remote Control Navigation Notation

Singapore – A remotely operated harbor tug developed by Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is the first in the world to receive the ABS Remote Control Navigation Notation.  A trial of the 65-meter tug, controlled from a remote location at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Maritime Innovation Lab, was successfully performed in April

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Last stretch home for Ontario electric ferrys built in Romania

The 98-meter-long Wolfe Islander IV with a capacity to carry 399 passengers and 83 cars will be deployed in Ontario between Kingston and Wolfe Island. With the Amherst Islander II measuring 70.4 metres for a capacity of up to 42 cars and 300 passengers, they are the Island Classe ferrys, built at the Damen Shipyards

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Seafarer welfare focus of IMO World Maritime Day event

  Seafarer voices were front and centre on IMO’s World Maritime Day, with an all-seafarer panel discussing a number of issues relating to this year’s theme of ‘Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future’. The event on September 30 saw port captain Ayse Basak, ordinary seamen Yrhen Balins, and ship captains Marwa El Selehdar and Thomas

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First ship to operate on synthetic natural gas (SNG) started its trial voyage

  In a world-first for the marine industry, Unifeeder-operated vessel ElbBlue was fuelled with liquefied SNG for a trial voyage in a major boost for the shipping industry’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions. The liquefied SNG, produced at Kiwi’s Power-to-Gas facility in Werlte, Germany is a synthetic form of LNG that is carbon-neutral and

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Suez Canal posts daily transit record

Adm. Ossama Rabiee, Chairman and Managing Director of the Suez Canal Authority, has announced that traffic through the Canal on Wednesday Sept. 29th, 2021, marked the highest daily record in the number of transits. The total was 87 vessels from both directions, without any waiting time inside the waterway, for a total net tonnage of

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Ocean freight rates have increased more than 91% in a year

Xeneta’s Long-Term XSI® Public Indices today revealed yet another monthly hike in long-term ocean freight rates, with global container prices climbing by 3.2%. The development follows a 2.2% increase in August and an unprecedented 28.1% jump in July, leaving rates now standing 91.5% up year-on-year. What’s more, comments Oslo-based Xeneta, there is little evidence to

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European Union plans update of Arctic policy

The head of the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee is pledging to keep the Arctic high on the body’s legislative agenda in order to ensure the bloc maintains an ambitious strategy towards the region amidst a period of rapid change, according to a report published by the Arctic Today newsletter. “Our committee will ensure that

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