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MGTP handles first-ever cargo vessel originating directly from Asia to call Montreal

For the first time in its fifty-year history, Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, the largest terminal operator at the Port of Montreal, joined efforts with Fracht FWO Inc., an international freight forwarder with a strong presence in North America, to receive a cargo vessel originating directly from Asia.. “MGT is particularly proud to have teamed up with Fracht in making history,” said Michael Fratianni, President and CEO

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Heddle Shipyards awarded life extension contract of CCGS Amundsen

Hamilton – Heddle Shipyards announced today it has been awarded the vessel life extension of the Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker, the CCGS Amundsen ushering in a new era of growth and stability for the storied Port Weller Dry Docks.  Once a premier shipbuilding facility in Canada, the St. Catharines Shipyard employed upwards of 2000 people during

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Halifax Port Authority and Dalhousie University announce research partnership

 Recognized for its outstanding quality of research and innovation, Dalhousie University will join “The PIER” at the Seaport district. With leading global research in big data, maritime policy, and ocean science, among other fields, Dalhousie will help solve the persistent problems of the supply chain, transportation, and logistics industry with other PIER members. The PIER,

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Canadian Coast Guard buys 4th interim icebreaker

Following a competitive process, the Canadian Coast Guard has announced the purchase of a commercial light icebreaker from New Brunswick-based Atlantic Towing Limited. This vessel will ensure that the Coast Guard retains its icebreaking capacity to keep vital shipping lanes open when the existing fleet enters planned maintenance periods. The vessel, currently designated Mangystau 2

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NSR cargo and transit traffic continuing to increase

Freight traffic along the Northern Sea Route rose by 4.8% between January and November in 2021 versus a year ago, while ship transits over the same period increased by nearly 66%, reported Russia’s Federal Agency for Maritime and Inland Water Transport (Rosmorrechflot). The total number of NSR navigation permits issued increased as well. In 2021,

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Two FMC officials oppose sale of Ports America to Canada Pension Plan

Federal Maritime Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Louis E. Sola have strongly opposed the recent sale of Ports America, the biggest terminal operator in North America, to the giant Canada Pension Plan. It was in late September that CPP Investments announced a definitive agreement to increase its minority stake to 100% ownership of Ports America,

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Inuit leader raised black carbon issue in Canadian Arctic at COP26

According to a report in Nunatsiaq News, Lisa Koperqualuk, Vice-President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) took to the stage during the COP26 climate summit, which was concluding today, to speak about an issue particularly affecting the Canadian Arctic communities: black carbon emitted by ships burning heavy fuel oil. “We can take days and days

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Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards Winners Announced at COP26

The Wind Propulsion Innovation Award was won by Anemoi Marine Technologies and Tufton Investment Management Ltd for the installation of rotor sails on Tufton’s TR Lady  GLASCOW – As the calls for ‘Action Now’ at COP26 are resonating and world leaders and industry are still grappling with the level of decarbonisation ambition, a large group of shipping

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