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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 […]

GCT Deltaport welcomes first shore-powered vessel at Roberts Bank
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Three Green Marine participants win AAPA Environmental Improvement Awards
October 17, 2019

Three Green Marine participants win AAPA Environmental Improvement Awards

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) awarded three Green Marine participants with the 2019 Environmental Improvement Awards in mid-October. In the Comprehensive Environmental Management category, the Northwest Seaport Alliance won the award of distinction for its Clean Truck Program.   The Port of San Diego received the award of merit in the same Comprehensive Environmental […]

Coast to coast shoreline cleanup efforts
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 […]

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 […]

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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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