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Hutchison concludes deal with Maritime Union of Australia

  After three years of negotiations, the Maritime Union of Australia has reached a ground-breaking workplace agreement with the world’s largest stevedoring company, setting a new industry standard at container terminals in Sydney and Brisbane. Workers will receive five 2.5 per cent wage increases over the four year agreement once certified by the Fair Work

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Port security spending soars as shipping booms

  With the shipping industry is responsible for about 90% of global trade by volume, governments are prioritizing the safe and secure transportation of goods to ensure economic stability and growth, stresses a large California-based information and growth consulting enterprise. A Frost & Sullivan analysis on the global maritime port security market finds the sector

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Theodore get’s a break from the weather

  In the end, our dear Theodore decided to catch his breath at the great little fishing port of Mont-Louis before reaching Sainte-Anne-des-Monts late on the evening of June 24th. Currently located near Matane, Theodore TOO is sailing at a more satisfactory speed of 7.6 knots, the head winds having diminished considerably. Not knowing his

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‘Half-baked’ ballast water regulations hand U.S. a victory

  New ballast water regulations released by Transport Canada on Wednesday unfairly target Canadian ship operators — who have spent billions of dollars on new fuel-efficient, eco-ships — while giving an extra six years for compliance to owners of older vessels, including those of virtually all U.S. ships operating in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence inland

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Canada implements new ballast water regulations to prevent spread of aquatic species

  OTTAWA – To further protect Canadian waters, the Government of Canada is taking action to limit the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in ballast water. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced the coming into force of the new Ballast Water Regulations to strengthen existing rules for vessels on international voyages and the introduction

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Theodore fighting his way up the mighty St-Lawrence!

  After spending the night in Rivière-aux-Renards, Theodore TOO was about fifty miles from Sainte-Anne-des-Monts at 2p.m. today. With strong southwesterly winds and the Gaspé Current on the nose, our valiant little tug is moving at 4.2 knots, which brings back many memories to this author who repeatedly took this route at the helm of

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Vancouver hosting marine conservation congress next June 

  VANCOUVER, BC – One year from today, Canada will welcome the world’s marine conservation leaders to Vancouver to chart a course towards protecting 30 per cent of the global ocean by 2030, Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada announced. From June 23-30, 2022, the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) will be held under the auspices of the International

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Swedish shipowner Furetank sets the pace reaching 2050 emission targets now

  Yesterday, Fure Viten, a 17,999 dwt tanker with a cargo capacity of 20,300 cubic metres, left the Yangzhou shipyard, setting a milestone for Swedish Furetank Rederi AB, becoming an international flagship as for environment and climate concerns. It is best in class globally when it comes to the UN climate goals for shipping. Thanks to gas propulsion and a unique

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