In early June, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority recognized 28 marine carriers and two terminal operators with Blue Circle Awards for their voluntary efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions at the Port of Vancouver. Five of the recipients are Green Marine participants. Congratulations to Fednav, British Columbia Ferry Services, North Arm Transportation, SAAM Towage Canada, and Seaspan ULC for their leadership in air emissions reduction.
The awards recognize industry partners that excel in environmental stewardship by attaining the highest level of participation in the port authority’s EcoAction Program. Since 2007, the EcoAction Program has recognized a variety of fuel, technology and environmental management options that make ship operators eligible to receive discounted harbour dues rates. In 2018, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority expanded its industry-leading EcoAction Program to increase the number of underwater noise-reducing options and updated the air emissions reduction options eligible for discounted harbour dues.