New Transport Canada Ship Safety Bulletins

Transport Canada has issued Ship Safety Bulletin 20/22 announcing that Georgian seafarers can now seek Canadian recognition of their STCW certificates.  Also, Ship Safety Bulletin 19/22 was issued today to remind […]

Banks and insurers align on emissions benchmarking

30 shipping banks and 17 marine insurance providers and brokers have announced that the Poseidon Principles will add additional trajectories to report climate alignment with a 1.5C future. This new […]

GMF Report shows progress towards 2030 targets

The ”Climate Action in Shipping – Progress towards Shipping’s 2030 Breakthrough” report was launched on 21 September during New York Climate Week, prior to the Global Maritime Forum (GMF) Annual […]

FMC updates on implementation of OSRA

The Federal Maritime Commission was briefed at its September meeting on substantial progress in implementing many of the requirements established by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA).  Since the law’s […]

Study confirms BC wood pellets responsibly sourced

A new study confirms that wood pellets in British Columbia are sourced entirely from sawmill and harvest residuals or from low-quality logs and bush grind rejected by other industries. The study was […]

Strike action continues at Westshore Terminals

Local 502 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (“ILWU”) commenced legal strike action against Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership effective 12:01 a.m. September 17, 2022. The work stoppage has resulted […]

Seaspan Shipyards announces new CEO

Seaspan Shipyards has announced that the Board of Directors of The Washington Companies has appointed John McCarthy as CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, effective immediately. He succeeds Mark Lamarre, who assumes […]

US West Coast ports losing market share

With port congestion and fears of a potential labour disruption on the US West Coast, East and Gulf coast ports now boast significantly more imports than West Coast ports. Data […]