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Port of Long Beach offers world’s biggest green ship incentives

  Ocean carriers bringing the greenest ships to the Port of Long Beach can earn the world’s most generous sustainable vessel financial incentives, beginning July 1, 2021, the large U.S. West Coast port announced. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved changes centered around incorporating the international Environmental Ship Index (ESI) into the

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Make it five for the Forillon Shipyard

  GASPÉ, QC – Chantier Naval Forillon today announced the delivery of the fifth search and rescue vessel it has built for the Canadian Coast Guard, the CCGS Hare Bay, as part of a major contract, the first having been delivered in 2017. The contract calls for the yard to supply the Coast Guard with

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OECD countries underline support to “greener” transport solutions

  PARIS – Ministers of transport from the 63 member countries, including Canada and the United States,  of the International Transport Forum at the Paris-based OECD have agreed to use recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic to transform transport. The ministers noted that “the recovery from this pandemic offers new opportunities to reshape transport systems and

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Chinese illegal fishing plagues Korean waters

  Hundreds of Chinese boats drop anchor near Ulleung Island in South Korean waters. (September, 2016) OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH KOREA — The battered wooden “ghost boats” drift through the Sea of Japan for months, their only cargo the corpses of starved North Korean fishermen whose bodies have been reduced to skeletons. In 2019,

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Algoma orders first new Equinox 2.O Class vessel

   St Catharines, ON – Algoma Central Corporation announced today that it has entered into a contract with Yangzijiang Shipyard in Taicang City, China to build a new Seaway-Max self-unloading vessel for its domestic dry-bulk fleet. The as-yet unnamed vessel will be the first of the new Equinox 2.0 Class, a design that builds on

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BIMCO faces carbon challenge with new charter party clauses

  An impact study by BIMCO and several key stakeholders to identify the commercial and contractual implications of impending International Maritime Organization (IMO) carbon regulations has highlighted a raft of contractual challenges. BIMCO’s documentary experts have begun preparing charter party clauses to assist owners and charterers comply with the new regime. Charter parties that extend

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ClassNK delivers AiP for the Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution

  Eco Marine Power announced that it has recently received Approval in Principle (AiP) from ClassNK of Japan (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) for its Renewable Energy System for Ships – “Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy with EnergySail”.  The Japanese company considers this is a significant step towards the realization of a zero-emission power and propulsion solution for

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