Innovators: Marine Transportation

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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT ON SHIP SAFETY IN THE ARCTIC

by wade on June 9, 2014

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) met in London May 14 - 23 to discuss issues of ship-safety--specifically safety during Arctic sailing. The meetings resulted in new rules regarding the safety aspect, and they will now be part of the polar code (international code of safety for ships operating in polar waters) which IMO is currently drafting.   The new internationally binding rules are a result of several years of negotiations in MSC.   Read more.

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EOI: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MISSION TO THE NETHERLANDS

by wade on May 6, 2014

Canadian Manufactures and Exporters, Newfoundland and Labrador (CME-NL) is seeking Expressions of Interest from NL clients to participate in an international business development mission to the Netherlands the week of November 3, potentially featuring networking with Damen Industries logistics, purchasing and aftermarket supply chain executives.   Read more.

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CHARTING THE CANADIAN ARCTIC MARINE CORRIDOR

by wade on April 6, 2014

The biggest obstacle to tapping the recoverable oil and gas reserves in the Canadian Arctic – estimated at CA$1 trillion (GB£554 billion) – is the lack of reliable hydrographic charts, according to Karl Kenny, president and CEO of Kraken Sonar Systems in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

“Global warming is having an impact,” he said. “The ice is receding. Soon enough, there will be feasible traffic up there in significant amounts, but we haven’t got it mapped.”
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TriNav Fisheries Consultants Inc

March 10, 2014

TriNav Fisheries Consultants Inc. (TFC) is a professional Atlantic Canadian fisheries and business consulting firm.  We offer a network of expertise in the fields of economics, seafood sales and marketing, fisheries development and policy, and marine biology. Read more.

NSERC HELPS DRIVE AWARD-WINNING CANADIAN INNOVATOR IN OFFSHORE SERVICE

by wade on February 22, 2014

 Peter Gifford, President and CEO of ExtremeOcean Innovation
Offshore wind turbines present one of the greatest opportunities to achieve a clean energy future, but the ocean's rough waters and the logistical hurdles of transporting crews and equipment to the turbines present significant challenges Read more.