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Drastic new transit restrictions on Panama Canal

  With drought conditions worsening, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced drastic new transit restrictions on the international waterway being phased in over the next three months. An updated plan would see transits reduced by 43 percent by February 1, 2024. Large containerships and LNG and LPG carriers  will be among the most impacted

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Contract for aircraft hangar in Iqaluit to enhance Arctic marine surveillance

  The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, today announced that a contract has been awarded to Pilitak Enterprises Ltd., an Inuit company, to construct a new National Aerial Surveillance Program (NASP) aircraft hangar in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The contract is valued at $45.9 million and construction

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Seaway reopening Monday morning after tentative agreement

  The St. Lawrence Seaway is to resume operations at 7 am Monday morning following a tentative agreement announced Sunday, October 29 evening between the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and the Unifor union representing 361 Canadian workers who had been on strike since October 22 – impacting on more than 100 vessels waiting at

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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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