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May 15, 2019

Spring cleaning at the Port of Québec

On May 15, some 30 employees of the Port of Quebec and QSL participated in a spring clean-up operation. They collected the equivalent of 30 large bags of trash off the beach of Beauport Bay and the port’s Beauport sector, which together span approximately one kilometre (0.62 miles) of waterfront. The debris consisted mainly of […]

Spring cleaning at the Port of Québec
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Desgagnés Takes Delivery of its 5th Dual-Fuel / LNG Oil Tanker
April 26, 2019

Desgagnés Takes Delivery of its 5th Dual-Fuel / LNG Oil Tanker

Desgagnés announced it has completed its most recent acquisition, M/T GAÏA DESGAGNÉS, which has arrived in Canada and docked on Wednesday at the Port of Québec. This dual-fuel (diesel or liquefied natural gas)oil/chemical tanker will begin her service for the company around mid-May, carrying refined petroleum products on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence […]

Fednav prioritizes the environment
April 25, 2019

Fednav prioritizes the environment

On its 75th anniversary, Fednav has updated its environmental policy. Reducing the company’s environmental footprint through greater sustainability is now among the company’s five strategic priorities. Specific policies, objectives, and solutions have been developed for each key issue, specifically: air emissions (greenhouse gases, NOx, SOx, and particulate matter), aquatic invasive species, Arctic operations, marine mammals, […]

The Port of Montreal plans national wildlife areas with the federal government
April 24, 2019

The Port of Montreal plans national wildlife areas with the federal government

Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Montreal Port Authority are working together to designate a group of islands under their jurisdiction as national wildlife areas. The St. Lawrence islands project includes the potential creation of three national wildlife areas between Montreal and Lac Saint-Pierre: the Boucherville islands, the Varennes and […]

Two-year sustainability action plan launched by WSF
April 22, 2019

Two-year sustainability action plan launched by WSF

Washington State Ferries (WSF) launched a two-year sustainability action plan in April that outlines specific goals for greener ferries and terminals. The plan includes measures to protect orca whales, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, minimize waste, and other ways to make the ferry system more sustainable. The plan lays out a path to […]

New vessel on order for The Interlake Steamship Company
April 9, 2019

New vessel on order for The Interlake Steamship Company

The Interlake Steamship Company has ordered what is believed to be the first U.S.-flagged freight vessel being newly constructed for the Great Lakes since 1983. The new 639-foot freighter will be built at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding plant in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, over the next three years. Every aspect of the vessel have been scrutinized […]

Port of Vancouver’s ECHO Program wins award for leadership in ocean conservation
April 3, 2019

Port of Vancouver’s ECHO Program wins award for leadership in ocean conservation

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program received the Award for Conservation Leadership in Support of Corporate Responsibility at the Ocean Awards gala held at the Vancouver Aquarium. The award recognized the progressive efforts of the ECHO Program and its ability to collaboratively advance meaningful ocean conservation work. The ECHO […]

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