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Clear Seas launches a new tool for maritime safety

  On July 12, 2020, the Alanis and the Florence Spirit collided as they were heading in opposite directions on the Welland Canal that connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Photo: Archives Maritime Magazine An online dashboard developed by the Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas) provides a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind publicly available

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Marine salvage expertise must not decline… (Forum)

  By Michael Grey* These are tough times for the professional salvor, with concern being expressed about weak revenues and worries about capacity. To the casual inquirer about salvage matters, it might seem that marine casualties have been both frequent and spectacular of late, what with containership fires, blazing tankers and car carriers that won’t stay

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ACPA welcomes November re-opening of cruise operations

  The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) has welcomed the announcement made on July 15 by the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, to rescind the federal government’s Interim Order – effective November 1, 2021, that until now suspended cruise ships from operating within Canadian waters until February 28, 2022. This is positive

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MSC and Shell collaborate closely towards decarbonization

  MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second-largest container line, and Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (Shell) have agreed to work closely together to help accelerate the decarbonization of the global shipping sector. The long-term memorandum of understanding will help MSC and Shell to play enhanced roles in the energy transformation of shipping, as

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Canada eases cruise ship restrictions

  VICTORIA, BC – Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that, as of November 1, 2021, the prohibition of cruise ships in Canadian waters would no longer be in effect if operators are able to fully comply with public health requirements. On February 4, 2021, the Government of Canada announced a

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SEA-KIT first to receive Lloyd’s Register Unmanned Marine Systems certification

  Essex, United Kingdom – The first ever Unmanned Marine Systems (UMS) certificate has been awarded to SEA-KIT International by Lloyd’s Register, representing an important milestone for the maritime industry. SEA-KIT has worked closely with Lloyd’s Register since early 2020 in a concerted effort to achieve the highest standards for the Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV)

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Time to scrap SCEA

  By John Corey* The Shipping Conference Exemption Act, 1987 (SCEA) is a piece of legislation which allows international ocean carriers to be exempt from competition law in Canada. When I first looked into SCEA I was astounded. How could one industry be allowed to form conferences where carriers could join together to fix rates

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CSL Releases 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report

  MONTREAL – The CSL Group (“CSL”) has released its voluntary 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report that details the ways in which the company progressed on its sustainability goals during a profoundly challenging and extraordinary year. “We are conscious of the extra effort it took this year to maintain our deep commitment to operating sustainably, to improving

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