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Russian Maritime Law Association calls for end of Ukraine conflict

In a courageous initiative that breaks ranks with the government of Vladimir Putin, the Russian Maritime Law Association (Rumla) has called for the immediate cessation of the conflict in Ukraine and a return to “reason and legal mechanisms to resolve” disputes. The association was clearly treading carefully to avoid calling the conflict a war, since

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McKeil Marine expands its bulker fleet with purchase of M/V Da Shen

Burlington, ON – With the 2022-23 navigation season underway, marine services provider McKeil Marine has announced the expansion of its fleet following the purchase of the M/V Da Shen (IMO 9167681). This unique shallow-draft, self-discharging vessel, built in 1998 at Shin Kurushima Hiroshima Dockyard, Japan, will complement McKeil’s bulker fleet and further enhance the broad

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Human Rights at Sea accuses Russia of war crimes

As the conflict in Ukraine entered its 50th day, NGO Human Rights at Sea accused Russia of committing war crimes that should de prosecuted against international seafarers and merchant vessels.   “War crimes are not only the indiscriminate attack against civilians but the indiscriminate attacks against civilian objects and civilian infrastructure,” HRAS charged, adding: “International

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Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center and Chile conclude green corridor agreement

The Ministry of Energy in Chile and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping today announced a formal agreement to establish a network of green corridors allowing for green maritime transportation of goods in and out of Chile. The project will include direct support from the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, and the

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On our Forum: The ‘disgraceful’ HR and PR behaviour of P&O Ferries

By Michael Grey* “In the shipping industry,” an old Greek shipowner once said to me, “we operate not with the help of the government, but in spite of it”. And it is absolutely true, no matter where a shipping operation might be based, although some governments are more landlubberly than others. This statement, uttered more

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Port of Virginia on track to become deepest US East Coast port 

Norfolk, VA — The recently approved federal work plan contains the final piece of funding for The Port of Virginia’s dredging project that will create the deepest and widest shipping channels on the US East Coast by late 2024. The work plan released last week by the US Army Corps of Engineers allocates funding from the

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U.S. government establishes Marine Debris Foundation 

A new U S organization is joining the fight to keep ocean and Great Lakes free of marine debris. The Washington-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) selected the inaugural Board of Directors for the new Marine Debris Foundation, a group that will augment federal efforts to address marine debris.  “Marine debris is one of the

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Davie shipyard workers approve long-term agreement

Lévis, Québec- Davie Shipbuilding announced that 86% of its production workers, members of the Syndicat des travailleurs du chantier naval de Lauzon inc. (STCNL) affiliated with the Fédération de l’industrie manufacturière de la Confédération des syndicats nationaux (FIM-CSN), have voted in favor of a ground-breaking new long-term collective agreement. This new collective agreement will run

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