Industry success stories

February 6, 2017

High marks for Nanaimo Port Authority

A survey commissioned by the Nanaimo Port Authority in December 2016 found that customers and stakeholders are “satisfied to exceptionally satisfied” with the NPA in each of 15 areas probed. The highest-rated response was an 85% average rating of satisfaction regarding a customer’s ability to contact and communicate with the NPA. The lowest-rated response was […]

High marks for Nanaimo Port Authority

New Mariner’s guide aims to reduce threats to species at risk

February 5, 2017

Ship strikes, vessel disturbances and underwater noise are key threats faced by whales, dolphins and porpoises off British Columbia’s coast. A new guide for mariners — produced by the Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute in partnership with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Prince Rupert Port Authority — is intended to inform mariners […]

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to reward quieter ships

January 25, 2017

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority announced a new incentive on January 25, 2017, for cargo and cruise vessels that operate quietly around the Port of Vancouver on behalf of at-risk whales. The port authority added criteria to its existing EcoAction program to include rate discounts on harbour dues for quieter ships. This makes Canada the […]

Launching of Algoma’s newest vessel

January 9, 2017

The launching of the first of two new Algoma 650-foot (198-metre) self-unloading Great Lakes bulk carriers from three Croatian shipyards took place December 29, 2016. This new Equinox Class ship will serve a range of customers with a particular focus on industry shippers of salt and aggregates. The new vessel features all of the advances […]

Revitalization strategy for Port of New Orleans Brownfields area

January 5, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has chosen to fund a project by the Port of New Orleans to revitalize a 5.5-mile (8.8-kilometre) corridor of industrial, residential and mixed-use properties. The EPA grant will fund a strategic plan for the remediation and redevelopment of Brownfield properties along the Industrial Canal Corridor in New Orleans. The project area […]

A Canadian-first for Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership

December 19, 2016

Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership is the first Canadian container terminal facility to convert two rubber tyre gantry cranes from diesel to electric power. This retrofit will reduce MGT’s greenhouse gas emissions, noise and fuel consumption, as well as improve operational efficiency. MGT’s CEO Michael Fratianni says this project fits with the company’s mission to use […]

A new hybrid ferry for Seaspan

December 10, 2016

  The Seaspan Ferries Corporation welcomed the Seaspan Swift, the first of two new dual-fueled/hybrid (diesel, liquefied natural gas and battery) ferries to its fleet in British Columbia. The new state-of-the-art vessel was built at Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey. The 148.9-metre (488-foot) ferry, which can accommodate up to 59 trailers, will undergo a series […]

CSL Named 2016 Bulk Ship Operator of the Year by the International Bulk Journal

November 23, 2016

CSL was awarded the prestigious title of 2016 Bulk Ship Operator of the Year last evening at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) gala dinner held in London, England. Presented to the year’s most outstanding operator of dry bulk vessels, the award recognizes recent achievements in safety, efficiency and environmental protection, as well as contributions to […]

Port Everglades shows its green (and wet) thumb!

November 22, 2016

  The Port Everglades Wetland Enhancement Project has received a “Notification of Trending Towards Success” from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for successfully cultivating 16.5 acres (6.6 hectares) of nursery-grown mangrove and native plants on property that was originally dry land intended for other uses. The port’s Turning Notch extension project forced the removal […]

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