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December 2, 2019

2019 ECHO Program underwater noise reduction initiatives a success

From July 6 to October 15, 2019, the Port of Vancouver through its ECHO Program carried out voluntary initiatives in the Salish Sea to support the Southern resident killer whale recovery efforts. The goal was to reduce underwater noise from ships and tugs in key Southern resident killer whales foraging areas. Haro Strait and Boundary […]

2019 ECHO Program underwater noise reduction initiatives a success
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The Port of Montreal helps to protect Purple Martin colonies
November 29, 2019

The Port of Montreal helps to protect Purple Martin colonies

The Port of Montreal is providing financial support to a project aiming to increase the number of  purple martins. These largest North American swallows had their population in Quebec decline by 90% between 1970 and 2014. Spearheaded by the Jacques-Cartier ZIP committee, the project consists of installing four nesting boxes on the Thailhandier flats and […]

GCT Deltaport welcomes first shore-powered vessel at Roberts Bank
November 15, 2019

GCT Deltaport welcomes first shore-powered vessel at Roberts Bank

GCT Canada welcomed the MSC Meline as the first vessel to use GCT Deltaport’s shore-power system on November 14, 2019. Completed in early 2019, this transformative technology allows vessels to plug into the clean electrical power grid at GCT Deltaport and turn off their auxiliary diesel engines while docked. This eliminates up to 95 tonnes […]

The Port of Montreal plants 301 trees
November 12, 2019

The Port of Montreal plants 301 trees

As part of its sustainable development and environmental preservation endeavours, the Port of Montreal planted a total of 301 trees to complete its tree planting program for 2019 at the end of October. The trees were planted between the Montreal Port Authority’s head office on Cité-du-Havre and Montreal East. As a member of the Greening […]

Four more hybrids ordered by BC Ferries
November 8, 2019

Four more hybrids ordered by BC Ferries

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. continues to roll out its Clean Futures Plan by awarding Damen Shipyards Group the contracts to build four additional battery electric-hybrid Island Class vessels. The initial two battery electric-hybrid vessels, ordered by BC Ferries in 2017, have successfully completed sea trials and will arrive in Victoria, B.C., by this January. […]

New green partnership launched for the St. Lawrence River
November 8, 2019

New green partnership launched for the St. Lawrence River

CSL Group Inc. (a Green Marine founding participant) is among those involved in the initiative launched by Maritime Innovation (a Green Marine partner) to seek innovation to further reduce the environmental footprint of marine activity on the St. Lawrence River. The project called REVOS (Réduction de l’empreinte environnementale des navires opérant sur le St-Laurent) was […]

Belledune Port Authority’s shoreline cleanup
November 6, 2019

Belledune Port Authority’s shoreline cleanup

On November 4th, seven members of the Port of Belledune staff took part in the Harbourview Boulevard shoreline cleanup in Bathurst, New Brunswick. It’s the first time the port has engaged in a shoreline cleanup activity. Within a few hours, the small team succeeded in gathering more than 56 kilograms (125 pounds) of litter that […]

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November 2019
  • Green Marine factors into new Great Lakes’ blue economy
  • New ship recycling indicator on the program’s horizon
  • Integrating data technology to enhance social licence
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