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Cruise the Great Lakes coalition welcomes Nov. 1 re-opening of cruise operations

  Leaders of Cruise the Great Lakes, a coalition of states and provinces, cruise lines, ports, convention and visitor bureaus, and other stakeholders, have welcomed the Canadian federal government’s recent announcement that cruise ships may enter Canadian ports effective Nov. 1 following a prolonged no-sail ban due to COVID-19. In recent years, the Great Lakes

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HOPA releases 2020 Sustainability Report

  Hamilton and Oshawa ports (HOPA) has released its Summary Report of Sustainable Actions in 2020. The annual report outlines HOPA’s ongoing commitment to transparency, and explores what the port does, how it interacts with the community, and how decisions are made to support social, environmental and economic sustainability. You can access the report HERE

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Québec government gives thumbs down to Saguenay  LNG megaproject

  After originally backing the massive undertaking in the Saguenay region, the Legault government has rejected the $14 billion GNL Québec project in the wake of widespread opposition. The decision was announced late Wednesday by Environment Minister  Benoit Charette who remarked that “this project has more disadvantages than advantages” and was economically “risky.” In  this

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Berge Bulk tests solar panels at sea

  Berge Bulk, which boasts an ambitious path to become carbon neutral by the middle of this decade, is experimenting with solar power at sea. The Singaporean dry bulk company recently launched a pilot program on its 262,583 dwt ore bulk carrier Berge K2 to test the maritime application of solar technology. This test facility produces

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Wärtsilä launches major test programme towards carbon-free solutions with hydrogen and ammonia

  Full-scale tests are being carried out by the Wärtsilä’s engine laboratory team in Vaasa to assess the optimum engine parameters for running on hydrogen and ammonia fuels. © Wärtsilä Corporation The technology group Wärtsilä continues to lead the ongoing transformation of the energy and marine sectors towards carbon-free solutions through its future fuel development work. The company is

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Seaway cargo shipments increase as demand for commodities booms

  Seen entering the St Lawrence Seaway at Montreal, the Captain Henry Jackman is the fifth Equinox Class gearless dry-bulk carrier and the tenth Equinox Class vessel to join the Algoma fleet in April 2021 The St. Lawrence Seaway and Canadian ports in the region are reporting a surge in commodity shipments to feed domestic

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