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The LNG-powered semi-sub crane vessel Sleipnir... Full story

 

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In 2020, the world’s first LNG Bunker ATB will be afloat and ready for servicing LNG-fueled ships. The vessel is being built for Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport, Harvey Gulf’s Shane Guidry and HGIM. It is currently under construction in... Full story

 

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Next year will see the first Canadian woman helm a cruise ship for a major cruise line. Virgin Voyages’ first cruise vessel, named Scarlet Lady will be captained by Wendy Williams, who has extensive seafaring background. Williams hails from... Full story

 

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If environmental assessments go well, an impressive inland deep-water terminal project will be in the works along the St. Lawrence River. The Quebéc Port Authority, Hutchison Ports and CN are partnering on the estimated $775 million undertaking to... Full story

 

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into vessel corrosion detection. A partnership between ABS, Google Cloud and Soft Serve has resulted in the successful completion of a pilot program using AI to detect levels of corrosion and coating... Full story

 

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The Port of Vancouver BC, Canada’s largest port, handled a record 147 million tons of cargo in 2018, reportedly an increase in volume of 3.5 percent over the previous year. Additionally, the Port enjoyed a 5.5 percent increase in cruise passenger... Full story

 

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The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment is working to ensure the safety of lifting equipment such as anchor handling winches and cranes. The hope is to soon have industry-wide SOLAS regulations and guidelines for using preventative... Full story

 

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Work is back underway on Titanic II... Full story

 

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Mercy Ships Canada has a new CEO, who has a wealth of experience in humanitarian endeavors and human rights. Jamie McIntosh will be based in Ontario and work with Interim National Director Darryl Anderson during the transition and McIntosh will also...

 

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Ten women from around the world are learning more about port industry innovations, thanks to an IMO initiative. The selected participants, who attended the Port Senior Management Program held at the Galilee International Management Institute in late... Full story

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Incremental improvements in the price of oil and a lowering of supply chain costs, have prompted the resurgence of deepwater projects, to the tune of $136.8 billion over the next four years, according to Douglas Westwood market researchers. While... Full story

 

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A new handbook was recently released by The Nautical Institute, entitled Launch and Recovery of Boats from Ships. According to reports, the book gives practical advice on the available equipment and best practices on how mariners can safely work... 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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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