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Decision by Canada Industrial Relations Board halts planned strike action today by BC ship and dock foremen

A strike slated to start today around 4.30 pm by some 600 ship and dock foremen in British Columbia has been averted as a result of a decision announced Sunday by the Canada Industrial Relations Board. Following a case management conference after the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association requested urgent CIRB intervention to stop the

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Strike looms Monday by ship and dock foremen in British Columbia

By Leo Ryan, Editor  Unless there is an urgent late-hour intervention by the Canada Industrial Relations Board requested by the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA), a strike by more than 600 unionized ship and dock foremen is to begin on July 8 at or about 4.30 pm. Otherwise, the BCMEA has threatened “to take

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Norway launches process to become first country to allow deep sea mining of minerals

By Leo Ryan, Editor Norway’s Ministry of Energy has unveiled a proposal for the first licensing round for mining of seabed minerals on the Norwegian continental shelf for public consultation. The deadline for consultation is September 16, 2024. Licenses could be awarded by mid-2025. The controversial Norwegian government initiative comes as the hunt for critical

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QSL launches analysis for creating a green and better-integrated supply chain

Quebec City – In a globalized economy where the transport of goods is of paramount importance and at a time of climate change where the maritime route is proving to be the eco-responsible mode, QSL wants the province of Quebec and Quebec City to be part of the equation and the solution. In this context, QSL is initiating the

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CSL highlights major achievements in 2023 Sustainability Report

The CSL Group, a global leader in sustainable marine transportation solutions, today unveiled its 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report, reflecting its commitment to transparency and accountability in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. “Our achievements in 2023 demonstrate significant progress towards our environmental, social, and governance targets and mark a crucial step in the decarbonization of

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Clean Arctic Alliance deplores loopholes in July 1 Arctic heavy fuel ban

As an International Maritime Organization (IMO) ban on the use and carriage heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping came into force on July 1, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on IMO member states, particularly Arctic coastal countries, to implement the Arctic HFO ban and enforce it fully with immediate effect – without resorting to loopholes. The Alliance is also

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Quebec government invests $245,000 in Ocean Group energy management pilot project

Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, and Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment, the Fight against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks, have announced an investment of $244,620 in Océan Remorquage Québec Inc, a subsidiary of Ocean Group. The funds will be used to set up a pilot project aimed at

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U.S. Customs approves sea cargo container terminal project on Lake  Michigan

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has approved a proposal from Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor to establish the first international sea cargo container terminal on Lake Michigan. This would create the only all-water container route for ocean vessels to serve the greater Chicago metropolitan area via the Great Lakes. The Burns Harbor terminal is located

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Transport Canada announces July 1 domestic ban on heavy fuel oil use for Arctic shipping

The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced today the Government of Canada is moving forward with a domestic ban on the use and carriage for use as fuel of heavy fuel oils in Arctic waters that will be implemented on July 1, 2024. The ban will be implemented through an Interim Order while the regulations are being amended. All

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