Province of BC invests $25M in Port of Prince Rupert

The Port of Prince Rupert will benefit from a provincial investment of $25 million provincial investment that is earmarked to help improve and expand operations at the Port. The investment will support regional businesses and expand infrastructure at the Ridley Island Export Logistics Platform. The project, spanning more than 28 hectares (70 acres), will create […]

Maersk to Establish Dedicated Team to Accelerate Decarbonization

Maersk is setting up a dedicated team to accelerate the company’s decarbonization efforts. The team will be led by Morten Bo Christiansen, and will focus on speeding up the decarbonization of the company’s own operations but also of the supply chain of the company’s customers. The move is in line with the company’s ambition of becoming […]

January 15 – American Courage

American Steamship Company and Wärtsilä are breaking new ground with a hands-off, self-driving, self-docking navigation system installed on a 42 year old traditional lake freighter. According to Wärtsilä, the 24,300 gross tonnage American Courage is the largest ship ever to perform automatic dock-to-dock operation and is equipped with its SmartMove Suite, a unique pairing of […]

SS Master to be Restored for 100th birthday

British Columbia’s last wooden, steam-powered tug boat, SS Master, is getting a boat-lift at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver. Seaspan has offered 10 of its workers to help restore the 85-foot long tug that weighs 225 tons over a two week period and this will complete about 20 per cent of the work that […]

Transport Canada Adding New Surveillance Drone to its Fleet

Transport Canada has purchased a new surveillance drone, which is set to enter service in 2023. The drone will act as part of Transport Canada’s National Aerial Surveillance Program, and will have the ability to detect oil spills, survey ice and marine habitats, monitor shipping and help with search and rescue, humanitarian efforts and illegal […]

Maersk and The Ocean Cleanup Extend Partnership

Maersk and The Ocean Cleanup have extended their partnership by three more years. The Ocean Cleanup’s mission is to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. To achieve this goal, they aim to stop the inflow via rivers and clean up that has already accumulated in the ocean. Its ultimate goal is […]

Ships Experiencing Long Wait Times Due to Cargo Delays

Port delays have resulted in more than 40 cargo ships lined up waiting to get into the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, an indication that backlogs that are hampering U.S. importers at the country’s main trade gateways. A surge in shipping volumes that began in late summer and rose during the holiday season […]

LNG Charter sets Record

In a record-breaking deal, BP has chartered the ship LNG Abalamabie for $350,000 per day. It is the most expensive cargo-ship charter in history, surpassing the $300,000-per-day peak previously recorded in the very large crude carrier (VLCC) segment.  The price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and shipping rates have hit record highs because of the […]