Longer waiting times at European hub ports for feeder and short-sea vessels are adding voyage days and slowing the turnaround of ships and equipment, with the bottlenecks spreading to smaller ports in the regional network, reports the JOC.com news platform. The ongoing hub port congestion has left feeder carriers facing “operational chaos,” amid poor schedule
Ten out of 24 crew members have reportedly lost their lives so far after a Spanish trawler sank in the North Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland on Tuesday. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Halifax reported receiving an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon) from the FV Villa de Pitanxo just after midnight
Researchers have announced that a 17.6 m rogue wave – the most extreme rogue wave ever recorded – has been measured in the waters off of Ucluelet, British Colombia. The rogue wave, which measures as high as a four-story building, was recorded in November 2020 by Victoria, B.C.-based MarineLabs Data Systems (MarineLabs). It is the subject of a
Brest (France) – Since November 2020, Grain de Sail operates the world’s first modern cargo sailboat to meet international maritime regulations: an eponymous schooner-type vessel of 24 metres and 50 tons of payload capacity. The fast-growing company has this time designed a ship twice as long in collaboration with the naval architecture firm L2Onaval. The
Britain’s new polar expedition ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, has been collaborating with a French icebreaker cruise ship after encountering difficult sea ice conditions during a resupply mission as part of the research ship’s first polar expedition. British Antarctic Survey (BAS) which oversees the operations of the vessel, reports that they appreciated the collaboration, but
Vancouver-A group of leading scientists have written to Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, urging him to reject the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s (VFPA) proposed Roberts Bank Terminal II (RBT2) project if the government is committed to the recovery of threatened and endangered species that rely on the Fraser River Estuary.
Montréal – Leading North American marine services provider LOGISTEC Corporation has received Signal Mutual’s Francis R. Sharp Executive Leadership Award for Safety. Rodney Corrigan, President of LOGISTEC Stevedoring inc. accepted the award at the Signal Mutual Annual General Meeting. This award recognizes an executive who has spearheaded the promotion of health and safety within his
Transitioning global shipping from a carbon dependent industry into one that operates without greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a massive task. Container and roro carriers are already investing in the development of zero GHG technologies and are committed to enabling the industry’s transition to zero, but clear global regulations are needed. The World Shipping Council