Industry success stories

March 14, 2019

Petro-Nav achieved the ICI on recycle + Elite certification

Petro-Nav, a subsidiary of Groupe Desgagnés, has achieved the ICI on recycle + Elite certification, the program’s highest level of recognition. Created in 2003, ICI on recycle + recognizes the efforts made by industries, commercial enterprises and institutions that responsibly manage their residual materials using initiatives based on the 4R hierarchy (Reduce at source, Reuse, […]

Petro-Nav achieved the ICI on recycle + Elite certification
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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 […]

October 29, 2018

Port of Vancouver recognized for best practices in sustainability governance

The Governance Professionals of Canada have awarded the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) a 2018 Excellence in Governance Award for its sustainability governance practices. The annual awards recognize the critical role that governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada’s public companies, crown corporations, government agencies, as well as not-for-profit organizations, in contributing to the […]

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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