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Five new donors support the next generation of the maritime industry (in French)

  Geneviève Allard, President of the IMQ Foundation, presented a commemorative plaque to Pierre Terrien, publisher of Maritime Magazine, to underline the contribution of the magazine in the disclosure of the 2019-2024 fundraising campaign Rimouski – Dans le cadre de la campagne majeure de financement de la Fondation de l’Institut maritime du Québec, cinq organisations octroient

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Landmark transit via NSR by new heavy lift operator

Rotterdam-based RED BOX Energy Services Pte. Ltd. (RBES) a newly established heavy lift provider, has announced the first transportation of a Jack-Up rig from Europe to China via the Northern Transportation Route. The operation involved a 7900 Nautical Mile transit of the NSR from Grenaa Havn, Denmark to Qingdao, China and the safe delivery of

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Trucking conditions worsen at Port of Vancouver

Truckers, intermodal marketing companies, and freight forwarders say trucking conditions at the Port of Vancouver have deteriorated rapidly in the past two weeks amid a surge of imports that has filled local warehouses beyond capacity and caused a severe shortage of chassis, reports the daily news platform. “It’s absolutely chaotic here. Our customers are

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First tug to receive ABS Remote Control Navigation Notation

Singapore – A remotely operated harbor tug developed by Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is the first in the world to receive the ABS Remote Control Navigation Notation.  A trial of the 65-meter tug, controlled from a remote location at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Maritime Innovation Lab, was successfully performed in April

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Last stretch home for Ontario electric ferrys built in Romania

The 98-meter-long Wolfe Islander IV with a capacity to carry 399 passengers and 83 cars will be deployed in Ontario between Kingston and Wolfe Island. With the Amherst Islander II measuring 70.4 metres for a capacity of up to 42 cars and 300 passengers, they are the Island Classe ferrys, built at the Damen Shipyards

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Seafarer welfare focus of IMO World Maritime Day event

  Seafarer voices were front and centre on IMO’s World Maritime Day, with an all-seafarer panel discussing a number of issues relating to this year’s theme of ‘Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future’. The event on September 30 saw port captain Ayse Basak, ordinary seamen Yrhen Balins, and ship captains Marwa El Selehdar and Thomas

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First ship to operate on synthetic natural gas (SNG) started its trial voyage

  In a world-first for the marine industry, Unifeeder-operated vessel ElbBlue was fuelled with liquefied SNG for a trial voyage in a major boost for the shipping industry’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions. The liquefied SNG, produced at Kiwi’s Power-to-Gas facility in Werlte, Germany is a synthetic form of LNG that is carbon-neutral and

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Suez Canal posts daily transit record

Adm. Ossama Rabiee, Chairman and Managing Director of the Suez Canal Authority, has announced that traffic through the Canal on Wednesday Sept. 29th, 2021, marked the highest daily record in the number of transits. The total was 87 vessels from both directions, without any waiting time inside the waterway, for a total net tonnage of

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