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Entries in Maritime (6)

Friday
Mar162018

The Growing Relationship between Québec’s & New England’s Marine Technology Communities 

Despite the on-coming storm, many gathered at Boston’s Seaport Hotel on the evening of Monday, March 12 at the signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding between Technopole Maritime du Québec (TMQ) and the Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN), and the Québec reception that followed.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic 

Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. Is your business ready to take advantage of these new opportunities in the North Atlantic? On Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM,  Verrill Dana’s North Atlantic & Artic Group will host a full day seminar exploring how your business or industry sector can take advantage of these opportunities.

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Monday
Jul032017

Senate Committee Authorizes Procurement of Six New Polar-Class Icebreakers 

Polar Star (courtesy of USCG)The Senate Armed Services Committee recently completed markup of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and voted unanimously (27-0) to advance the bill to the Senate floor. The NDAA includes a provision authored by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and co-sponsored by Senator Angus King (I-Maine) authorizing the procurement of up to six polar-class icebreakers, including polar-class heavy icebreakers and polar-class medium icebreakers.

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Thursday
May252017

PODCAST - Risk Management in a Modern Marine Economy 

The so-called “blue economy” is evolving at a rapid pace.  As a result, innovative marine-based businesses are finding themselves exposed to risks when technological development outpaces legal development.  This podcast discusses the risk of worker’s compensation exposure that modern marine businesses face and how best to manage that exposure. Listen to the podcast below or download it on Soundcloud or iTunes

Friday
Feb242017

An Interview with Ben Ford: Increased North Atlantic Trade and Maine 

In a new episode of Verrill Voices, Ben Ford discusses significant developments in the Arctic and the overall impacts that increased North Atlantic trade will have on Maine. Ben explains that the newly opened Northwest Passage will allow ships to navigate to the region more easily, translating into increased economic activity, including resource extraction and activity between ports. Specifically, he describes that from a cost-based geographic perspective, Maine is now as close to Tromsø, Norway, which is located 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, as it is to Baltimore, Maryland. Companies like Eimskip that have invested in Maine are making shipping to the Arctic more appealing and potentially impactful.

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