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May 29, 2020

Haro Strait and Boundary Pass slowdowns for whales may begin as early as June 1st

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s ECHO Program promotes voluntary slowdowns in Haro Straight and Boundary Pass to significantly reduce underwater noise from vessels. Research shows that reduced noise makes it easier for the endangered Southern resident killer whales to forage. Marine mammal observers and hydrophones will begin monitoring the slowdown area on June 1st. As […]

Haro Strait and Boundary Pass slowdowns for whales may begin as early as June 1st
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Greater Victoria Harbour Authority to investigate cruise shore power
February 10, 2020

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority to investigate cruise shore power

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) has applied to the municipality of Victoria, British Columbia, have its master plan for the Breakwater District at Ogden Point extended to 2025. The extension would allow GVHA to refocus its immediate attention on establishing shore power for cruise ships at Ogden Point. The GVHA estimates shore power would […]

Environmental requirements increased in revised Port of Seattle cruise facility RFP
February 6, 2020

Environmental requirements increased in revised Port of Seattle cruise facility RFP

The Port of Seattle has issued a revised Request for Proposal (RFP) to those shortlisted as potential investment and operating partners for the planned new cruise facility. The updated RFP requires cruise vessels to be equipped with shore-power capabilities while at berth. It also requires cargo-handling equipment to have zero tail-pipe emissions. The RFP further calls upon […]

Newly launched foundation will promote Canada’s marine sector careers
January 31, 2020

Newly launched foundation will promote Canada’s marine sector careers

The maritime shipping industry has joined forces with the Government of Canada to launch the Canadian Marine Industry Foundation (CMIF). Its mission is to help to alleviate labour shortages by promoting career opportunities in the marine sector. Maritime workforce recruitment and retention have become an increasing challenge with positions unfilled both on ships and ashore. […]

Port of Seattle calls for 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards nominations
January 30, 2020

Port of Seattle calls for 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards nominations

Every spring the Port of Seattle recognizes the outstanding environmental accomplishments of customers, tenants, non-profits and business partners with its annual Environmental Excellence Awards. The award winners serve as role models, demonstrating environmental leadership in their operations. They are essential partners in helping the port to achieve the environmental stewardship and sustainability goals established in […]

The Port of Hueneme welcomes a new, greener tug
January 22, 2020

The Port of Hueneme welcomes a new, greener tug

Brusco Tug & Barge, Inc. has modernized its tug fleet at the Port of Hueneme by putting the brand-new Teresa Brusco into service. This state-of-the-art tug will significantly lower vessel emissions and provide more power and flexibility to the important ship-handling role of tugs at the Port of Hueneme. Replacing the Lulapin, the Teresa Brusco […]

100th LNG bunkering and counting by Énergir!
January 20, 2020

100th LNG bunkering and counting by Énergir!

Énergir completed its 100th bunkering of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel on January 3, 2020. The bunkering supplied LNG to five Groupe Desgagnés vessels. It replaced marine diesel, eliminating more than 13,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions since 2017 – the equivalent of taking 3,250 cars off Quebec roads. Énergir’s LNG bunkering […]

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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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