Marine Atlantic is warning customers that ferry crossings between Cape Breton and Newfoundland could take longer in the coming weeks due to efforts to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales. The North Atlantic Right Whale is an endangered species that migrates along the coast of the United States, through the Cabot Strait and into the […]
2The Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), Quebec’s ferry service, has obtained LEED Canada NC (New Construction) certification at the Silver level for its Lévis ferry terminal servicing the Quebec City-Lévis route. The ferry terminal is now among the buildings that have received the prestigious international honour representing sustainable and environmentally friendly construction. A number […]
Since 1973, American Association of Port Authorities’ Environmental Improvement Awards program has recognized activities that benefit the environment at its member ports. This year’s awards program had winners in four project entry categories. The Port of Seattle won the award in the Comprehensive Environmental Management for its entry: Formation and Operation of the Marine Stormwater […]
Through significant environmental and energy efficient planning and design work, Marine Atlantic’s North Sydney terminal building has achieved LEED Silver certification from the Canada Green Building Council, indicating that the facility is a leader in environmental and energy design. This designation conveys that the building has achieved high performance in key areas of human and […]
On September 22, the CSL Group released its fourth annual Corporate Sustainability Report, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to improve its performance on a wide range of sustainability goals. The report includes CSL’s sustainability results for the 2016-17 fiscal year, as well as highlights developments in the areas of governance, safety, environmental responsibility, ethics, the […]
Seaspan received the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) Medal of Merit on September 20 during the ACPA’s annual conference, which was held in Vancouver, B.C. Seaspan was awarded the honour as a leader in the adoption of environmental improvement technology and programs with a strong focus on community and Aboriginal engagement.
The cutting-edge environmental programs of the Port of Hueneme and its strategic implementation of eco-friendly action plans received high accolades at the Green Shipping USA Summit held in Los Angeles in mid-September. The port was honored with The Greenest Port of the Year Award, and Kristin Decas, the port’s director/CEO, received The Maritime Executive of […]
The Algoma Central Corporation has taken delivery of the first of two new Equinox Class self-unloading lake bulk carriers from the Yangzijiang Shipyard in China. The Algoma Niagara departed September 12 on its two-month voyage to Canada via the Panama Canal. It is expected to arrive in Canada and enter service in early November, making […]
As part of its greenhouse gas reduction plan, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) inaugurated its first three charging stations for electric vehicles in April 2017. The stations are located respectively at the St. Lambert and Beauharnois locks, and at the maintenance centre in Brossard. They service the SLSMC’s electric Nissan Leaf vehicle that’s […]
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