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CSL to chart new course with new CEO

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CSL to chart new course with new CEO

After a nine-year tenure as president and chief executive officer of The CSL Group, and a career with the company that has spanned more than 30 years, Rod Jones has announced that he will retire effective March 31, 2017. Taking over as chief executive officer will be Louis Martel, President, CSL International and executive vice-president, […]

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New ballast water treatment system on Fednav ships

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New ballast water treatment system on Fednav ships

Fednav Ltd., the largest international bulk shipowner in Canada, recently welcomed one of its seven new ocean-going lakers equipped with a ballast water treatment system—a first for the Great Lakes – to the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor. The vessel, the Federal Caribou, protects the lakes by treating its ballast water two times: by […]

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Icebreaking operations wrap up on Great Lakes

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Icebreaking operations wrap up on Great Lakes

Four Canadian and seven U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers spent nearly 3,200 hours over four months breaking ice for convoys on the Great Lakes, and assisted in 677 commercial vessel transits to move an estimated 23.7 million tons of dry bulk and liquid cargoes with an estimated value of $829 million this winter. An additional 3,658 […]

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Fednav to install ballast water treatment systems

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Fednav to install ballast water treatment systems

Fednav Limited, the largest Canadian operator of international ships in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, recently announced an order for 12 ballast water treatment systems to equip its ships currently under construction. It will make it the first shipping company in Canada and the Great Lakes to announce the installation of ballast water treatment […]

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Ships locked in ice on Lake Superior

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Ships locked in ice on Lake Superior

  A second Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker reached the eastern end of Lake Superior Wednesday afternoon to help escort ships locked in the ice of Whitefish Bay. CCGS Pierre Radisson was to join CCGS Samuel Risley and American U.S. Coast Guard vessels Mackinaw and Alder, already in the area, said the Radisson’s Capt. Stéphane Julien […]

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Late start to 2015 shipping season

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Late start to 2015 shipping season

Vessels on the Great Lakes faced some pretty extreme ice conditions this past shipping season, said Capt. Daryl Brain of the Canada Steamship Lines vessel Baie Comeau. “We came in January 27 and Lake Erie was frozen over. We haven’t had this kind of extreme ice … it’s been bad for the last couple of […]

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