According to the Barents Sea Observer, a Norwegian news platform, an early and unexpected freeze has trapped at least 18 cargo ships in the Arctic Sea on Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR). Throughout November, ice up to 30cm thick has formed across most of the Laptev Sea and East Siberian seas. In the past few years, ice conditions in late
The Maritime Employers Association’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Robert Roy as President, succeeding Martin Tessier who departed from the post in September. With more than 20 years of experience in management positions, Mr. Roy demonstrates great adaptability and unifying leadership that leads to tangible results. “Mr. Roy is known for his
Vancouver-Container truck drivers at two large Metro Vancouver port trucking companies voted overwhelmingly to strike if necessary to achieve a fair agreement, says Unifor, Canada’s largest union. A strike could affect almost 200 truckers servicing the Port of Vancouver and threaten overall port stability at a time when supply chain pressures are enormous. Hundreds of truckers employed
The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has officially launched the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Contrecoeur project’s Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM). The RFQ will remain open to national and international industry players for the next three months. By issuing this Request for Qualifications, the MPA aims to find the best possible strategic partnership that can meet the
Following meetings with U.S. Port Envoy John D. Porcari and industry stakeholders, the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles announced further postponement of the “Container Dwell Fee.” With continued progress moving containers off marine terminals, the fee will not be considered before Nov. 29. Since the fee was announced on Oct.
By Michael Grey* It is funny how different items of news mesh with each other. Cop 26 is over, thank goodness and the thousands of delegates have jetted off to their homelands, leaving a heavy smell of jetfuel over Argyll, but what we are learning to call “the supply chain problem” remains. A queue of
Quebec City – Green Marine and the World Ocean Council (WOC) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing their collaboration and complementary efforts to advance environmental sustainability and ocean health. The MoU will serve as a framework to explore opportunities and identify synergies to collaborate on the shared objective of improving the maritime
Oslo – Today, the world’s first electric and self-propelled container ship – Yara Birkeland – completed its maiden voyage in the Oslo fjord. “We are proud to be able to showcase the world’s first fully electric and self-propelled container ship. It will cut 1,000 tonnes of CO2 and replace 40,000 trips by diesel-powered trucks a year, said Svein Tore Holsether,