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December 2, 2019

2019 ECHO Program underwater noise reduction initiatives a success

From July 6 to October 15, 2019, the Port of Vancouver through its ECHO Program carried out voluntary initiatives in the Salish Sea to support the Southern resident killer whale recovery efforts. The goal was to reduce underwater noise from ships and tugs in key Southern resident killer whales foraging areas. Haro Strait and Boundary […]

2019 ECHO Program underwater noise reduction initiatives a success
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October 15, 2010

Standards that are Among the Highest in the World

On May 5th and 6th, the Canadian Seaway, the U.S Seaway and Fednav (all three of which are Green Marine participants) organized a demonstration of a ballast water inspection at the St. Lawrence Seaway’s St. Lambert Lock. This media event drew particular attention to the fact that the regulatory regime for ballast water management that […]

October 15, 2010

Bunge and its Environmental Monitoring System

Green Marine is pleased to spotlight the environmental initiatives undertaken by Bunge of Canada, a grain terminal located in the Port of Quebec. Since 2007, Bunge has been using a new environmental monitoring system, which is essentially a database that allows the company to concretely identify and track all of its environmental tasks – from […]

October 15, 2010

An Initiative to Improve the Health of the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes

Green Marine is pleased to highlight a U.S. initiative designed to improve the health of the St. Lawrence–Great Lakes, in which several Green Marine participants and supporters are also involved. The Great Ships Initiative (GSI) is a collaborative effort designed to address the problem of aquatic invasive species introduced into the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway […]

October 15, 2010

Trois-Rivières Port Authority Environmental Policy

Green Marine takes this opportunity to highlight the recent efforts of the Trois-Rivières port community, which led to the Port Authority’s adoption of its own environmental policy this past August. The policy involves the entire port community and is accompanied by an implementation guide to help users identify priorities, establish appropriate targets and formulate action […]

October 15, 2010

Hamilton Port Authority reduces its dust emissions

Green Marine also encourages environmental initiatives such as those undertaken by the Hamilton Port Authority this past summer, which involved paving jetty number 15 and installing a grease and grit interceptor at the site. As a result of this effort, a formerly dusty gravel lot populated with old warehouses has now been fully paved and […]

April 26, 2011

Norcan and Valport become Green Marine members

The NORCAN Petroleum Group, a major consortium which imports petroleum products, and Valport recently joined Green Marine by undertaking to continuously evaluate and improve its environmental performance.

The Green Wave

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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