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December 16, 2019

BC Ferries among the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Green Wave winners

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced that British Columbia Ferry Services achieved the highest level of environmental performance and participation in 2018 under the port’s Green Wave vessel incentive program alongside COSCO, Maersk, and Yang Ming. These companies had the greatest participation in the Green Wave program. BC Ferries qualifies for PRPA’s program through […]

BC Ferries among the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Green Wave winners
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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 […]

Recycled glass used in new Seaway entrance
October 28, 2019

Recycled glass used in new Seaway entrance

As part of the repairs to the employee parking lot at the St. Lambert lock, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) had a concrete slab containing recycled glass placed at its administration building’s entrance. Close to half a metric tonne of recycled glass powder was mixed into the 12 cubic metres (2,639 gallons) of […]

New funding secured for cleaner, greener WSF vessels
October 22, 2019

New funding secured for cleaner, greener WSF vessels

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is proceeding with the conversion of its three Jumbo Mark II class ferries (the largest in its fleet) from diesel to hybrid electric propulsion. In early October, the trustee administering the federal Volkswagen (VW) settlement across the United States approved up to $35 million to support retrofitting the first of the ferries. Reducing diesel exhaust […]

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Green Marine’s newsletter is released every two months and presents all relevant information regarding the environmental program. It also showcases best practices and green initiatives.

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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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