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UK-based KVH Videotel recently released a new training offering that’s free to industry. Seafarers Mental Health and Well-Being includes a brief video, information booklets and facilitator notes. The project was developed in collaboration with... Full story

 

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Recently, the IACS published nine of its 12 recommendations on cyber safety with the aim of enabling the delivery of cyber resilient ships whose resilience can be maintained throughout their working lives. These are the result of long-term efforts... Full story

 

Diving and Salvage

Underwater construction and salvage jobs require a lot of planning and mustering of highly-experienced teams to complete work and keep business going. One company that has the capability of... Full story

 

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According to the IMO, next year’s World Maritime Day theme will be centered on Empowering Women in the Maritime Community in order to help raise gender equality awareness and shine a light on women in the industry who are making contributions in... Full story

 

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BC’s coastal waters are getting a much-needed boost in oil spill response operations and equipment. The Western Canada Marine Response Corporation has entered into a lease agreement with the City of Nanaimo, located on Vancouver Island, to... Full story

 

BC Regional Report

During 2017, West Coast issues were high on the agenda for the Shipping Federation of Canada, given the growing and significant volumes of cargo moving through Vancouver and other British Columbia... Full story

 

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Two Port of Long Beach crane operators set a new US record for moving cargo at Total Terminals International’s Pier T. Using a single crane, the pair moved 564 containers on the Gudrun Maersk... Full story

 

Cargo Handling Equipment

Cargo and material handling equipment manufacturers continue to innovate, particularly with the trend toward zero emissions technologies. By 2021, Kalmar, a business area of Cargotec, expects all of... Full story

 

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Apparently there’s a new tourist attraction in the Maldives for those confident enough to have a submarine pilot take them on an hour-long voyage under water. The DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S is a three-person, eight-meter craft that can give adventu... Full story

 

Marine Construction Projects

Marine Construction companies have been busy over the past year, building new over-water facilities, upgrading existing infrastructure and demolishing structures that no longer serve a useful... Full story

 

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Recently the maximum allowable vessel beam for Neopanamax vessels transiting the Panama Canal was extended to 168.14 feet, enabling even more giant ships to keep global trade moving. Deadly Disasters and Other Incidents A gas leak was responsible... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2018

Glosten: 60 Years of Design Innovation

A steadfast culture of innovation has anchored one of the country's most prominent naval architecture and marine engineering firms across six decades in business. Seattle-headquartered Glosten has... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2018

Green Terminals

In November of 2017, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and their industry partners, approved an update of the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) toward further green technology efforts in the region.... Full story

 

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A variety of stakeholders are being polled in a new initiative being undertaken by the Canadian Government. Transport Canada is reviewing the role ports across the country play in economic trade and development, and is asking for input from sectors... Full story

 

Workforce Development

The California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) requires that all cadets take its four-year Edwards Leadership Development program as part of their education credits. "The program is... Full story

 

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In less than a decade, most ships plying the waters could “increasingly resemble floating computers” according to DNVGL’s look at the emergence of digitization in the industry. An improvement in Internet connection capabilities, the... Full story

 

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In less than a decade, most ships plying the waters could “increasingly resemble floating computers” according to DNVGL’s look at the emergence of digitization in the industry. An improvement in Internet connection capabilities, the...

 

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Shore power has become a reality at the Port of Montreal, Canada. The two-phase $11 million undertaking was completed in August of this year. The new facilities enable ships that need to winter at the Port as well as cruise ships to have access to... Full story

 

Marine Software Systems

There are many moving pieces when building a ship and many pieces to move. SSI, a Victoria, BC-based marine software company, has created EnterprisePlatform, a tool for sharing product data model... Full story

 

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On September 8, the long-awaited BWM Convention officially came into force. The new rule means ballast water has to be treated before it’s offloaded from vessels, in order to stop invasive species from being transferred into non-indigenous waters.... Full story

 

Diving and Salvage

West Coast diving and salvage companies are busy with projects around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. California-based Underwater Resources, Inc. (URI) provides marine construction, diving and... Full story

 

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Hapag-Lloyd’s recent merging with UASC will see newbuilding orders stop for the foreseeable future. The company reportedly has stated that it has enough vessels to meet economies of scale and realize market growth opportunities with its combined... Full story

 

Harley Marine Services, Inc. 30th Anniversary

In 1987, Harley Marine Services, Inc. (HMS) Founder and CEO Harley Franco had a vision that is still true today: to become the safest, most efficient, and most environmentally-responsible marine... Full story

 

Oil Spill Response Equipment

Preparing for marine oil spill emergencies along BC's coastline has had more exposure in recent months due to anticipated projects such as the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and the recent... Full story

 

BC Regional Report 2017

Freight rates took a downward turn in 2015, which caused a lot of challenges for carriers in general due to an oversupply of vessels and a weakening demand for commodities, according to Chamber of... Full story

 

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