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May 10, 2021

ECHO Program relaunches vessel slowdown after last year’s efforts almost halved noise

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led ECHO Program is again coordinating the voluntary slowdown of vessels in specific waterways inhabited during the summer into the late fall by the endangered Southern resident killer whales. The renewed initiative follows last year’s slowdowns successfully decreasing underwater sound intensity in critical whale habitat areas by almost 50%. In the […]

ECHO Program relaunches vessel slowdown after last year’s efforts almost halved noise
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Fednav welcomes the MV Arvik I
April 29, 2021

Fednav welcomes the MV Arvik I

Fednav Limited has taken delivery of its latest Polar Class 4 icebreaking bulk carrier—the MV Arvik I. This new state-of-the-art vessel will replace the 43-year-old MV Arctic. The Canadian-flag, Arvik I will trade between St. Lawrence River ports and Deception Bay, servicing Glencore’s Raglan Mine, commencing mid-May 2021. Ordered through Sumitomo Corporation and built by […]

QSL workers eliminate half a million disposable water bottles annually at company’s terminals
April 22, 2021

QSL workers eliminate half a million disposable water bottles annually at company’s terminals

An employee-driven initiative has successfully led to upwards of 500,000 single-use bottles no longer being used yearly by workers at some QSL terminals. The company supported the initiative by distributing a reusable water bottle to every single employee and installing fresh water stations in several key locations to facilitate its supply in both office and […]

Algoma Central takes delivery of its most efficient vessel with “Equinox 3.0” design
April 9, 2021

Algoma Central takes delivery of its most efficient vessel with “Equinox 3.0” design

The Algoma Central Corporation recently took delivery of its fifth Equinox Class gearless dry-bulk carrier. The Captain Henry Jackman will be the most efficient vessel in Algoma’s domestic fleet when it arrives from the Jiangsu Yangzi-Mitsui Shipbuilding Company in China in mid-April and begins trading on the Great Lakes this summer. Its “Equinox 3.0” design […]

Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy seeks to end seaport-related emissions by 2050
April 7, 2021

Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy seeks to end seaport-related emissions by 2050

The Northwest ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, B.C., along with the combined Northwest Seaport Alliance container operations have together committed to phase out emissions from seaport-related activities by 2050. The four ports aim to collaboratively achieve this goal through infrastructure, equipment and fuel changes. The Alliance members hope governmental policies and funding will be […]

Several Green Marine participants are highlighted as sustainable cruise ports
April 7, 2021

Several Green Marine participants are highlighted as sustainable cruise ports

The Cruise & Ferry Review (CFR) cited five Green Marine certified ports on its 2021 list of 20 sustainable cruise ports globally. In the United States, CFR noted that Port Canaveral has invested significantly in stormwater and other environmental improvements to ensure water quality and habitat protection. The Port of San Diego also made the […]

Vancouver Maritime Center for Climate launches Operation Flagship!
March 31, 2021

Vancouver Maritime Center for Climate launches Operation Flagship!

The Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate is a grassroots, industry led initiative dedicated to accelerating the transition to a zero emissions shipping industry in British Columbia. The Center believes that bringing industry together helps facilitate the mobilization and implementation of green technologies that will help ship owners and the supporting land-based infrastructure get to zero […]

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