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October 15, 2019

Coast to coast shoreline cleanup efforts

Many of Green Marine participants actively took part in The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup by organizing initiatives on International Shoreline Cleanup Day, or by supporting other local events with neighboring partners during the months of September and October. Here’s an overview of the various efforts by our members towards re-establishing cleaner waterfronts… the ones we […]

Coast to coast shoreline cleanup efforts
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CSL Takes First Steps Towards Biofuel Powered Shipping on the Great Lakes
October 11, 2019

CSL Takes First Steps Towards Biofuel Powered Shipping on the Great Lakes

In August 2019, CSL ran its first test of a marine biofuel on Canada Steamship Lines’ 36,920 DWT self-unloading bulk carrier Atlantic Huron. The trial commenced with a 50% bio-content fuel made from waste agricultural products. Biofuels have several environmental benefits when compared to petroleum-based fuels including reducing lifecycle carbon emissions by 86% and lowering […]

PortsToronto launches Phase II of Seabin Pilot Program at Toronto’s Inner Harbour
October 10, 2019

PortsToronto launches Phase II of Seabin Pilot Program at Toronto’s Inner Harbour

Following the success of this past summer’s Seabin Pilot Program at Toronto’s Outer Harbour Marina, PortsToronto announced October 10 a second phase that includes the deployment of two additional Seabins – this time within Toronto’s Inner Harbour. Secured to a floating dock positioned in the northeast corner of the York Street Slip, the new Seabins […]

A new format for Port of Montreal’s port days
October 8, 2019

A new format for Port of Montreal’s port days

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) completely changed the format of its annual Port in the City event. Instead of a guided cruise on the river, the port went to meet residents at many events organized in the neighbourhoods bordering its facilities.
Visitors interacted with the port’s ambassadors at its interactive container, a temporary booth specially designed to bring…

The Port of Vancouver joins the Getting to Zero 2030 Coalition
October 7, 2019

The Port of Vancouver joins the Getting to Zero 2030 Coalition

The recently launched Getting to Zero 2030 Coalition has the Port of Vancouver, a Green Marine participant, as its newest member. The coalition is spearheading the shipping industry’s decarbonization through an alliance of approximately 70 public and private organizations aiming to have commercially viable zero-emission vessels powered by zero-emission energy sources operating along deep-sea trade […]

Underwater noise is made a top priority by State of Washington participants
October 4, 2019

Underwater noise is made a top priority by State of Washington participants

Three Green Marine participants are combining efforts to find ways to reduce underwater noise in the Pacific Northwest region. The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, and Washington State Ferries are working together with NOAA and the Puget Sound Partnership to lessen and mitigate noise impacts on the Southern resident killer whales […]

October 3, 2019

Washington State Ferries implements Whale Report Alert System

A web-based whale alert app has been put into use by Washington State Ferries (WSF) to provide ferry captains with more accurate information about the location of Southern resident killer whales (orcas) and other whales throughout Puget Sound. The Whale Report Alert System (WRAS) was developed by Ocean Wise, a Green Marine supporter. It relies on real-time sightings…

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