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Proposed US bills could devastate BC cruise industry

  Three bills tabled in the US  Senate seek to allow foreign-flag cruise ships to bypass British Columbia on their Alaska voyages, dealing a serious blow to the province’s multi-billion dollar tourism sector. Current laws temporarily allow the vessels to travel directly between US ports without touching a foreign country. If the bills tabled late

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Theodore Too aproaching Northumberland straight

    Saturday, 15h30 EDT, Theodore TOO is chugging along, having passed Canso Straight and is approaching Northumberland Strait. See original story below. Burlington, ON, June 9, 2021 — Theodore TOO, a 65-foot life-sized reproduction of Canada’s “Theodore Tugboat” main character in the  the beloved CBC series “Theodore Tugboat”, is set to embark on his journey from Halifax to the Port of Hamilton where

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Hamilton port partners launch container ship service to Montreal

   HAMILTON, Ontario – Nearly 300 containers were being loaded June 11 onto the M/V Sedna Desgagnés at the Port of Hamilton, as part of a new short sea shipping service launched by Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT) in very close collaboration with Desgagnés. Bound for the Port of Montreal, this new container service was developed

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Port congestion gaining momentum globally

  More than 300 liners are waiting for berth space globally according to a report on Splash247. Data published today by Seaexplorer, a container shipping platform created by logistics giant Kuehne+Nagel, shows the global carrier snarl-up with supply chains is under enormous stress. From Shekou to Seattle, Amsterdam to Auckland, containerships are backing up like never

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Shipping industry welcomes Nigeria’s “Deep Blue” project

  The Nigerian Navy has commissioned into service 16 new vessels, including ten small boats and six patrol vessels, which will be used to enhance maritime security and protect the country’s oil and gas assets. Nigeria has today announced a significant investment in military and law enforcement infrastructure to secure its maritime domain as part

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Key IMO meeting on GHG reduction begins

  LONDON – A key meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) began today and will last until June 17. Opening the session, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim highlighted key amendments set for adoption, aimed at cutting the carbon intensity of ships by 40% by 2030. He emphasized the need for IMO to timely

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Massive Yantian congestion fuels shipper frustrations over carrier services

  With North American consumer demand expected to continue to outpace supply on the eastbound trans-Pacific, disruptions that remove functional container capacity like the recent Yantian congestion will drive shipper and forwarder frustration with carrier performance to new heights, indicates  a report by Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi of JOC.COM. In an already maxed-out trans-Pacific system,

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