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Innovators: Marine Transportation
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Partners with MEOPAR, Provides $1 Million to Ocean Research
by Barry Snow on June 23, 2015
Irving Shipbuilding is partnering with MEOPAR to provide $1 million for oceans research in Canada. Irving Shipbuilding’s funding is pursuant to its Value Proposition obligation under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, whereby Irving Shipbuilding is committed to spending 0.5% of contract revenues with the aim of creating a sustainable marine industry across Canada. Read more.
SPEEDING SLOWLY TOWARDS EFFICIENCY ON THE HIGH SEAS
by wade on January 26, 2015
(St. John's, NL; 19 Jan. 2015) Large vessels that transport cargo, oil and other goods over large distances require a lot of fuel and to save time they move fast. However, Maritime transport within the EU faces challenges such as significant increases in transport volumes, growing environmental requirements and a shortage of seafarers. The concept of an autonomous ship would mean the unmanned vessels would move more slowly, be much more environmentally friendly and address the EU goals for reducing shipping related greenhouse gases. Read more.
SHIPPING INDUSTRY WANTS HIGHER QUALITY DATA SAYS SURVEY
by wade on October 7, 2014
The latest INTTRA Technology Outlook survey, which tries to identify the top technology priorities and challenges on the minds of international logistics and shipping industry professionals from direct shippers, carriers and freight forwarders around the world has shown that the industry’s top priority is “improving supply chain visibility capabilities to integrate higher quality data.” This demonstrates the importance now placed on having easy access to quality shipping information that is timely, accurate and complete. Read more.
GM OF OCRE LAUNCHES MARINE VEHICLES PROGRAM AT OCEANS '14
by wade on September 22, 2014
(St. John's, Nl; 18 Sept. 2014) As marine experts gathered for the Oceans '14 conference in St. John’s Newfoundland, the National Research Council's general manager of Oceans Coastal and River Engineering chose his address to the general assembly of delegates as the opportune time to launch the Marine Vehicles Program. Terry Lindstrom told delegates that the program is aimed at finding economical and viable business based technological solutions to improve the safety and performance of marine vessels such as cargo ships and fuel tankers. Read more.
MHAs CALL ON THE FEDS TO IMPROVE MARINE ATLANTIC FERRY SERVICE
by wade on June 10, 2014
(St. John’s, NL: 05 June 2014) The majority of members of the legislature passed a private member’s motion yesterday calling on the Federal Government to improve the Marine Atlantic ferry service. During debate, the Provincial Government highlighted the importance of Marine Atlantic as a vital link between the island portion of the province and mainland Canada for residents and businesses.