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TSB calls for mandatory risk mitigation measures for passenger vessels operating in Canadian Arctic

  The Akademik Loffe after running aground on a shoal in the Canadian Arctic on August 24. Donglai Gong Gatineau, Québec  — In its investigation report (M18C0225) released on the 2018 grounding of the passenger vessel Akademik Ioffe, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that there are unique risks associated with operating in the Canadian

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Construction kicks off on world’s first zero-emission fast ferry

  Hardanger, Norway – Partners in the TrAM (Transport – Advanced and Modular) project announced that construction has commenced on the world’s first fully electric passenger fast ferry at the Fjellstrand shipyard on the west coast of Norway. Designed to carry around 150 passengers, the catamaran vessel will be 31 metres long with a nine-metre

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Risks of shipping bulk grain in containers

  Improper packing of bulk grain cargo can lead to the distortion of the container, compromising structural integrity, spillage of contents, contamination, and injury to workers when opening container doors, stresses Peregrine Storrs-Fox ,Risk Management Director of UK-based TT Club. In the just-released TT Talk feature of the world’s leading transportation and logistics insurer, Mr.

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GIDARA Energy announces a new biofuels facility in Amsterdam

  GIDARA Energy announced yesterday its first advanced biofuels facility in Amsterdam; Advanced Methanol Amsterdam (“AMA”). The plant will convert non-recyclable waste into advanced methanol. This product will be used for fuel blending, and therefore meet governmental objectives to achieve CO2 emission reductions as defined in the RED II and translated into national legislation. The

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Theodore TOO, the famous red-capped tugboat to champion Great Lakes preservation and CDN Marine Industry revitalization.

  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 the vessel will make his new home, but not before thanking his Maritime family and fans for their indelible role in his

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Global crew abandonment cases hit new high

  Syrian chief officer Mohamed Aisha was unable to return home for four years after the shipowner of the MV Aman abandoned the vessel and its crew in the Suez Canal. I​​​​n May 2021, ITF Arab World and Iran network coordinator Mohamed Arrachedi helped Aisha leave the MV Aman return to his family after just four months of involvement in

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Green Marine releases 2020 performance report

    Québec City – Green Marine presented the latest steadfast results of participants in North America’s leading environmental certification program for the maritime industry. Highlights point to significant improvement in reducing greenhouse gases and underwater noise. “The commitment to continual improvement that our participants maintained despite the pandemic crisis in 2020 is admirable,” said

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