Government of Canada Announces Construction of the Canadian Coast Guard’s First-Ever Hybrid Vessel in Gaspé
The contract award was announced for the construction of the new Near-Shore Fishery Vessel, the Canadian Coast Guard’s first-ever diesel-electric hybrid vessel with a Battery Energy Storage System, awarded to Chantier Naval Forillon in Gaspé.
This is BC: A Family Business Had Humble Beginnings Designing Boats
After three generations, a B.C. family business has grown into an international juggernaut in the ship designing industry. A great video showing a bit of the history of Robert Allan, Naval Architects and Engineers.
GNWT Concludes Hay River Harbour Restoration Work for 2023
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has completed work for the 2023 season to dredge an emergency navigable channel in the Hay River Harbour, a critical link in the territory’s transportation network.
Cyber Risk Report Says Shipping Remains ‘Easy Target’, Paying an Average $3.2M in Cyberattacks
New research has found that the maritime industry remains an “easy target” for cybercriminals, and that the cost of attacks and demand for ransom payments across the sector have skyrocketed over the past 12 months.
LOGISTEC Sold to U.S. Investment Firms
Montreal’s LOGISTEC Corporation, a crown jewel of Canada’s maritime industry founded by prominent Quebec entrepreneur Roger Paquin in 1952, is being sold for approximately $1.2 billion to U.S. investment firms Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Stonepeak.
Ferry Tale: How Cable Ferries Became a Way of Life in Southern N.B.
Ferries dictate the pace of life in New Brunswick for hundreds of thousands of people, but few realize that the underwater cable ferry is a local New Brunswick invention.
Ontario Government Unveils First-Ever Marine Transportation Strategy
The Ontario government released The Future of the Great Lakes Economy: Ontario’s Marine Transportation Strategy, outlining actions the province will take to strengthen Ontario’s position as a leader in marine transportation. Part of the government’s plan to build Ontario, the strategy will create more jobs, trade and economic opportunities for the future.
NATO Defence Ministers Launch Initiative to Enhance Maritime Surveillance Capabilities
On 12 October 2023 NATO Defence Ministers and the Swedish Defence Minister endorsed the Digital Ocean Vision, a pioneering initiative to enhance NATO’s maritime situational awareness from seabed to space. The Digital Ocean initiative will transform Allied maritime domain awareness by enhancing coordination between national and Allied capabilities employed for maritime surveillance.
Maritime Single Window (MSW) Mandatory as from 2024
In 2022, the IMO's Facilitation Committee adopted amendments to the Annex to the Facilitation (FAL) Convention which will make the single window for data exchange mandatory in ports around the world, marking a significant step in the acceleration of digitalization in shipping. They enter into force on 1 January 2024.
The IMO Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic Business
The IMO Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic Business (IMO Compendium) is a reference model which aims to harmonize the semantics and format for all information in the maritime domain relevant to the IMO. The IMO data set and reference model ensures that IT systems from different stakeholders can exchange data with shared meaning, supports harmonization of MSWs, port call optimization and not least will facilitate the development of green and digital corridors.
SS Norisle Taken from Manitoulin Island to be Recycled
The SS Norisle, a predecessor to the MS Chi-Cheemaun on the ferry route between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island, is on its way to being scrapped.
Newer Engines are Emitting More Air Pollution than Older Engines, Study Claims
A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has found newer Tier II engines have significantly higher nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission rates than older Tier I engines.
St. Lawrence Seaway Shut Down as Workers Go on Strike
The St. Lawrence Seaway has shut down as hundreds of workers walked off the job Sunday. The halt is expected to affect cargo shipments immediately along the artery that runs between Montreal and Lake Erie.