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Construction completed of ICE Marine’s Ontario-bound zero emission ferries

Romania-based ICE Marine Design announced that the construction and trials of both 72-metre Amherst Islander II and the 99-metre Wolfe Islander IV ferries were successfully completed. The vessels recently sailed from the shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Galati to Constanta, for onwards transportation to Canada onboard a heavy-lift semi-submersible transport vessel. The Island Class are battery-equipped ships designed

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Report analyzes decarbonisation strategies of U.S. inland waterways

  HOUSTON, Texas. ABS and Vanderbilt University have published a landmark report analyzing decarbonization strategies for U.S. inland waterways. Decarbonization of the Inland Waterway Sector in the United States evaluates the potential for possible future propulsion technologies and alternative fuels to reduce carbon emissions. The report also demonstrates the feasibility of near-term electrification of smaller vessels operating

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World’s first green ammonia terminal receives large governmental grant

  ECONNECT Energy’s Azane Fuel Solutions’ first project “Ammonia Fuel Bunkering Network,” which will build a green ammonia bunkering terminal, has been awarded NOK 89 million (EUR 8,600,000) through the Norwegian Green Platform Initiative, as announced by Minister of Climate and Environment in Norway, Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn. The project partners, spanning the entire value chain

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ICS proposes global levy on carbon emissions from ships

London, September 6 – The global trade association for ship operators, the International Chamber of Shipping, (ICS) has put forward a comprehensive proposal for a global levy on carbon emissions from ships, in what would be a first for any industrial sector. ICS, which represents the world’s national shipowner associations and more than 80% of

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Two new post-Panamax cranes offloaded at Montreal’s Cast Terminal

Two huge, high-performance electric gantry cranes have been offloaded at the Port of Montreal’s Cast Terminal. These are the first two of a series of four, with the remaining two due for delivery in the first quarter of 2022. Built in Ireland by Liebherr Container Cranes, these next generation cranes will enable terminal operator Montreal

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MSC adds new call on service connecting India and Canada 

MSC has announced the addition of a port call at Halifax on the Indus 2 service. The addition of Halifax will offer a direct call and very competitive transit times, opening new perspectives for MSC between India and Canada, serving customers who wish to ship cargo to Toronto and Midwestern US cities such as Chicago

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FEDNAV signs accord for 10 newbuildings

 Montreal, QC— Fednav Limited, Canada’s largest dry bulk shipping group, announced on September 2 it has signed an agreement with Sumisho Marine Co., Ltd. (Sumitomo Corporation Group) and Oshima Shipbuilding to build ten new Ocean-going Lakers. The ships will be built at Oshima shipyard in Japan, with the first vessel expected to be delivered in

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Grain declines and general cargo surges at Port of Thunder Bay

The Port of Thunder Bay handled lower tonnages in August, with grain shipments dropping to a three-year low for the month.  Year-to-date grain shipments of 4 million tonnes are now 1 million metric tonnes (MT) lower than last year’s 25-year high volume, marking a return to normal volumes.  Despite the drop in cargo tonnage, there

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