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DP World and APM Terminals target electrification of operations

  APM Terminals and DP World have announced an initiative to accelerate decarbonisation of the world’s terminals through the widespread electrification of container handling equipment (CHE). The initiative is grounded in research showing the tipping point for battery-electric CHE can be reached within the next 2-8 years with the right actions from industry stakeholders. The

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On our forum: Disappearing speeds on the high seas!

By Michael Grey* Strategies that contribute to the saving of the planet ought to be cheered to the rafters, but I confess that when I read about the pedestrian pace on passage of some modern ships, it was with rather mixed emotions. According to those knowledgeable folk in BIMCO, the speed of containerships and bulk

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LOGISTEC Stevedoring wins 2023 Environment Award at International Heavy Lift Awards

  LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc., a subsidiary of LOGISTEC Corporation, has won won the 2023 Environment Award at the International Heavy Lift Awards Ceremony in London, England. This prestigious award recognizes LOGISTEC’s environmental performance, providing safe, reliable and sustainable cargo handling services at 60 ports and 90 terminals across North America. “We believe in actively contributing to a sustainable

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U.S. Great Lakes ports castigate “casual pace” of resolving strike by Canadian Seaway employees

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA), which represents 15 ports, today issued a blistering statement qualifying as “an outrage” what it called the “casual pace” allegedly displayed by the parties and the Canadian government” in addressing the resolution of a strike launched Sunday by 360 unionized Canadian employees on

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Vessel speed regulations must be strengthened to save North Atlantic right whales

  Oceana has released a new report finding that most boats are speeding through slow zones designed to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, of which only around 340 remain. Oceana analyzed boat speeds from November 2020 through July 2022 in slow zones established by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along the U.S. East

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Remembering the 1968 Seaway strike…

  By Leo Ryan, Editor As this iconic historical photo shows, the beautiful tranquil town of Lanoraie, 60 kilometres northeast of Montreal, once had a great many visitors at anchor in the facing waters of the mighty St. Lawrence River. The vessels were among the more than 300 that were idled between June 21 and

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