COS Weekly Newsletter
The Chamber of Shipping is moving offices!
Effective August 31, we will be located at:
640 - 355 Burrard Street
US President Donald Trump's 10-per-cent tariff on Canadian aluminum imports has officially taken effect, despite Canada's plan to hit back with significant countermeasures. Trump claimed that the American aluminum business has been "decimated" by Canada, a claim that has been disputed by companies on both sides of the border. Canada plans to impose $3.6 billion in countermeasures on a large number of aluminum products, though the specifics have not yet been announced.
Japanese bulk carrier, Wakashio, ran aground on a reef in Mauritius last month and has now broken apart with 166 tons of fuel oil still on board. The vessel struck a coral reef on July 25, spilling about 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil and endangering corals, fish, and other marine life in what some scientists have called the country’s worst ecological disaster. Authorities have deployed booms to help with oil absorption around the vessel. Most of the oil from the vessel has been pumped out, and authorities were working on removing the final 166 tonnes.
Sept 7 - COS Office Closed – Labour Day
Sept 10 - VMAA Board of Directors Meeting
Sept 30 - PACMAR / NANs Committee Meeting
Ship of the Week
MV Starnes, the first of two CSL-Hartmann joint venture ships built at Chengxi Shipyard was delivered on August 10, 2020. The self-unloading ship successfully completed all dockside and sea trials and is now sailing to Hamburg via the Suez Canal. The vessel can self-discharge at a rate of 5,500 tph and is equipped with a 90.5 m boom, which is one of longest and largest ever built for a self-unloader. The self-unloading system can handle lump sizes up to 300 mm and free flowing materials with a bulk density in the range of 1.2-3.5t/m3.
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