Industry success stories

November 30, 2018

Port of Vancouver now has more plug-in power!

Through the Shore Power Technology for Ports program, the Government of Canada and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) each contributed $3.5 million towards the Centerm electrical shore power facility. The project’s completion at DP World’s Centerm container terminal permits ships to shut down their diesel engines while at berth and connect instead to an […]

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November 30, 2018

New hydrophone station in the works for whale-inhabited B.C. waters

Canada announced additional measures Nov. 29 to assist in the recovery of endangered whale populations. A contract for approximately $9.5 million will be awarded to a Canadian firm to deploy an underwater listening station in the southern resident killer whale’s critical habitat at Boundary Pass between British Columbia’s southernmost islands and the Washington State’s coastal […]

November 29, 2018

Washington State Ferries honored for environmental excellence

Washington State Ferries (WSF) was recently awarded the 2018 WSDOT Environmental Director’s Award. The WSF’s vessel masters and chief engineers won the Environmental Director’s Award for their “extraordinary efforts to reduce fuel use and noise” in support of the governor’s greenhouse gas and orca protection initiatives. Reducing their speed by just one knot resulted in […]

November 28, 2018

Port of Seattle sets its sights on waterfront electrification and habitat restoration

The new five-year capital development plan unveiled by the Port of Seattle on Nov. 27 budgets $348 million to maximize the economic and environmental vitality of Seattle’s working waterfront. The 2019-2023 blueprint takes into account the changing face of industrial and commercial activities along this iconic shoreline. A $30-million envelope has been earmarked for waterfront […]

November 21, 2018

Fednav rolls out more Optimarin installations

Fednav has signed a contract for Optimarin to equip seven of its vessels with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS). Five of the units will be fitted on existing vessels while the other two are slated for bulk carriers scheduled for delivery in 2019. The order is in addition to last year’s agreements for […]

November 6, 2018

New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project obtains high recognition

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project has received a gold rating under the Stewardship Centre for British Columbia’s Green Shores® for Coastal Development program. The New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project is a collaboration between the VFPA, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and the Musqueam, Squamish […]

October 31, 2018

The Port of Windsor and Lafarge Canada plant dozens of trees

The Windsor Port Authority and its tenant Lafarge Canada arranged to plant 53 trees in the Sandwich Town neighbourhood of Windsor, Ontario, this past Oct. 30. The initiative taken in consultation with the Essex Regional Conservation Authority aims to reintroduce native tree species and enhance wildlife habitat along Russell Street while also improving long-term air […]

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November 2018
  • Vast GHG emissions reduction on IMO horizon
  • Washington State Ferries plies cleaner future
  • WWF-Canada’s President discusses supporter role