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October 23, 2018

New tools to support air emissions reduction

The International Maritime Organization has released a series of free publications for governments, ports, ship owners and operators to support efforts to reduce ship and port emissions. Products include guidance for governments in terms of establishing and implementing rules, guidance for ports for setting up emissions reduction strategies, and technical guidance for ship owners and […]

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A mandatory distance from marine mammals is now required in Canadian waters
July 11, 2018

A mandatory distance from marine mammals is now required in Canadian waters

Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulations were amended July 11 to ensure that whale watching and other water-related activities keep a distance of 100 metres (328 feet) from most whales, dolphins and porpoises to protect these marine mammals from human disturbances. The obligatory buffer zone is larger for species at greatest risk or already confined by their […]

Lloyd Register offers new underwater noise notations
June 6, 2018

Lloyd Register offers new underwater noise notations

The underwater noise specialists within Lloyd’s Register (LR) are helping vessel owners to quantify operational noise levels and better understand the resultant environmental impact. With more than 30 years of experience, this team provides a thorough understanding of the complex acoustics involved to ensure reliable measurements and to provide ship owners with competent advice to […]

New WWF guide helps mariners steer clear of Arctic wildlife
May 16, 2018

New WWF guide helps mariners steer clear of Arctic wildlife

WWF-Canada has published a guide to help mariners in the eastern Arctic to identify and avoid marine mammals. With summer sea ice on the decline and industrial pressures increasing, the volume of shipping traffic in the Canadian Arctic has steadily risen. This new and changing reality has prompted WWF-Canada to publish the Eastern Arctic Mariner’s […]

New Environmental Markets Trading Platform
March 29, 2018

New Environmental Markets Trading Platform

The Quebec Business Council on the Environment (CPEQ) has launched a new environmental markets trading platform for the use of all Quebec businesses that wish to post offers concerning the sale, purchase, rental or sharing of environmental goods! The objective of the platform started in late March is to facilitate exchanges of energy, waste material, […]

New website details oil spill responsibilities within Canadian waters
January 23, 2018

New website details oil spill responsibilities within Canadian waters

Clear Seas has posted a new website that answers questions about who pays for the costs associated with an oil spill within Canadian waters and the amount of money available to respond to a spill. In accordance with its mandate to provide impartial, fact-based information on marine shipping in Canada, Clear Seas has created a […]

Maritime Information Bureau updates its information
January 19, 2018

Maritime Information Bureau updates its information

As part of Phase 2 of its campaign to promote the maritime industry, the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council has updated its unique one-stop Maritime Information Bureau (MIB). The MIB website has also been enhanced. The Environment section now includes international and national environmental regulations with hyperlinks to the official texts regarding the subsections relevant […]

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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 2018
  • Vast GHG emissions reduction on IMO horizon
  • Washington State Ferries plies cleaner future
  • WWF-Canada’s President discusses supporter role