COS Weekly Newsletter
The Canadian and United States governments have extended the border closure to non-essential and discretionary travel for another month. The border restrictions that were set to expire on June 21st have now been extended to July 21st. Workers in marine transportation continue to be recognized as essential but must comply with the requirements to file a quarantine plan both federally and provincially upon entering Canada. The plan is only to be adhered to if COVID-19 symptoms develop. The Government of Canada also announced this week that a contract tracing app is in the beta test phase in Ontario. The app will help Canadians and public health officials identify and isolate the spread of the virus more quickly and is expected to be available for a free download in the coming weeks.
June 23 - COS Operations Committee Meeting
June 24 - PACMAR / NANs Committee Meeting
June 26 - COS Liner Committee Meeting
June 30 - Plimsoll Club Annual General Meeting
July 1 - Canada Day – Office Closed
Ship of the Week
The first overseas car freighter with low-emission LNG propulsion is now in service for Volkswagen Group. The vessel, Siem Confucius, will transport more than 4,800 vehicles from Europe to North and Central America. The car freighter is powered by LNG. The LNG drive reduces carbon dioxide emissions by up to 25 percent, nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 30 percent, soot particles by up to 60 percent and sulphur oxide emissions by up to 100 percent.
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