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Syrian chief mate flies home after four years in hell

  The four-year plight of a sole seafarer trapped on his vessel unable to go home due to political and legal hurdles has been resolved. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reports that its local union representative, who had been pleading the case to Egyptian port and immigration officials, was able to arrange a solution

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DNV awards first merchant vessel SILENT-E notation

  ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation. DNV is the first classification society to offer an underwater noise notation. The SILENT-E notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN)

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Port of Montreal employers announce schedule changes

  With the Port of Montreal becoming more congested each passing day with longshoremen refusing to work overtime and on weekends, the Maritime Employers Association announced a “switch to regular schedules in order to maintain the fluidity of the logistics chain” as of next Monday. To continue to adequately serve the population, the MEA has

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ABS analyses leading alternative fuels’ life-cycle GHG footprints

  HOUSTON – In its latest support for the marine and offshore industry’s decarbonization drive, ABS has published a detailed life-cycle, or value-chain, analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of the leading alternative marine fuels. The first-of-its-kind analysis is the heart of the third edition of the ABS Low Carbon Shipping Outlook series, where

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U.S. joining IMO efforts to cut GHG shipping emissions

  The Biden administration has confirmed its intention to join member countries of the International Maritime Organization to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, reversing the environmental policies of the previous Trump government. Previously, only the United States and Saudi Arabia among IMO states had been withholding formal support. John Kerry, the U.S. Presidential Envoy for Climate

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Norsepower and OTD sign rotor sail installation agreement

  HELSINKI and SINGAPORE – Norsepower Oy Ltd., a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, has signed a framework agreement with Offshore Technology Development (OTD), Keppel Offshore & Marine’s technology arm specialising in the provision of critical equipment which supports the offshore oil and gas, marine, and offshore wind industries.  Under the agreement, OTD

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SIU urges federal action plan to immediately vaccinate Canadian seafarers

    Mr. Renato Battisti, who for almost 10 years held the position of chief cook on board several Desgagnés ships and more recently on board  the Damia Desgagnés, died as a result of a fierce fight against Covid-19 last April. The Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (SIU) is demanding a meeting with the federal Minister

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CN makes counter bid to CP for Kansas City Southern

  MONTREAL- CN today announced that it has made a superior proposal to CP to combine with Kansas City Southern in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $33.7 billion, or $325 per share. Where applicable, figures are based on CN and CP closing share prices on the NYSE of $118.13 and $365.37 respectively as of April

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