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ICS and IMO meet with Green Climate Fund to discuss the provision of up to $1.5 million to accelerate zero carbon R&D fund

Left to right – IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, ICS Secretary General, Guy Platten and Javier Manzanares, Deputy Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, meeting in the margins of the Shaping the Future of Shipping conference in Glasgow at COP26 Photo credit: ICS Glasgow, UK. Meeting in the margins of the Shaping the Future of

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QSL first Canadian maritime company to adhere to United Nations Global Impact

Québec – QSL, a world-class company specializing in the operation of port terminals, stevedoring, maritime services, logistics and transportation throughout North America, is now the very first Canadian maritime company to adhere to the United Nations Global Compact. This prominent Quebec company is setting the pace with its continued commitment to sustainable development. “We are incredibly proud to

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Nineteen states back green shipping corridor concept at COP26 summit

The United Kingdom announced the launch of the Clydebank Declaration at COP26 in Glasgow. The signatory states declared their ambition and intent to support the establishment of green shipping corridors – zero-emission shipping routes between two ports. Canada is among the 19 signatory states which include the United States, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Chile, Belgium,

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Federal agency invites comments on GCT Deltaport expansion

Ottawa – GCT Canada Limited Partnership is proposing to expand the existing GCT Deltaport Container Terminal, a container storage and handling facility located in Delta, British Columbia. The GCT Deltaport Expansion – Berth Four Project would include the addition of a fourth berth on the east side of the Roberts Bank Causeway. It would also include

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Landmark just transition “people-centred” Maritime Task Force created

Glasgow – In a landmark moment for maritime workers the formation of a Just Transition Maritime Task Force has been agreed to drive decarbonisation of the industry and support millions of seafarers through shipping’s green transition. The task force will push forward shipping’s climate goals while protecting its workers and their communities, ensuring opportunity for

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Port of Montreal outlines procurement approach for Contrecoeur terminal project

By Leo Ryan, Editor The Port of Montreal today staged a technical briefing during which it updated the procurement process for a major container terminal project at Contrecoeur, 40 kms downstream on the St. Lawrence River. Now slated to become operational by late 2026 after receiving federal government regulatory approval and substantial financial support, the

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Wind-assist propulsion on air lubricated diesel-electric vessel starts operations in the North Sea

Hardinxveld-Giessendam, The Netherlands – Tharsis Sea-River Shipping has concluded the installation of two retractable wing sails on their 88 m, 2,364 dwt diesel-electric general cargo vessel, M/V Tharsis at the Neptune Shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, near Rotterdam. The work was undertaken at the same time as the vessel was having its air lubrication system upgraded. The 3m

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