Industry success stories

April 1, 2016

BC Ferries to convert two vessels to cleaner fuel

BC Ferries has awarded a $140 million contract to Remontowa Ship Repair in Gdansk, Poland to convert two of its spirit class vessels to operate on liquefied natural gas or diesel.  The conversion which is expects to be completed in 2019 will reduce BC Ferries CO2 emissions by 12,000 tonnes annually. Fortis BC Energy Inc. is […]

BC Ferries to convert two vessels to cleaner fuel

Port Metro Vancouver recognized as a sustainability leader

March 31, 2016

Port Metro Vancouver once again recognized as a responsible leader in sustainability by Corporate Knights. For the third year in a row, Port Metro Vancouver has been ranked among Corporate Knights’ 2016 Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada. The methodology for the ranking takes into account 12 key performance indicators covering management of resources, […]

Water levels integrated into the St-Lawrence Global Observatory’s “Marine Conditions” application

March 22, 2016

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and the St. Lawrence Global Observatory (SLGO) have greatly improved the Marine Conditions application on the SLGO’s web portal, a valued source of information for marine industry players, by integrating data on water levels from the Canadian Hydrographic Service of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The SLGO web portal, and more […]

Fednav to add four more bulk carriers to its Great Lakes fleet

March 11, 2016

Fednav has ordered four more dry bulk carriers from Oshima shipyard, in Japan. The vessels are scheduled to join Fednav’s fleet in 2018. To this day, Fednav has 15 vessels on order, of which 9 will be owned and operated (8 lakers and one Supramax) and 6 to be dedicated to long term chartering (3 lakers, […]

Five-year action plan launched for the port of Bécancour

February 29, 2016

The administration for the port and associated industrial park in Bécancour – la Société du parc industriel et portuaire de Bécancour (SPIPB) – has established a 2015-2020 sustainable development action plan for this sole port under provincial government jurisdiction within Quebec. The plan calls for 10 key actions that include: reducing the environmental impact of […]

Eight-year scientific monitoring program shows continued ecosystem health at Roberts Bank

January 28, 2016

A science-based program to monitor and manage the ecosystem of the Roberts Bank inter-causeway area has concluded after eight years of monitoring that the ecosystem has not suffered any significant negative impacts due to the construction of a third berth at the Deltaport container terminal, which began in 2007. The independent monitoring program, called the […]

Port of New Orleans receives grant to promote older trucks replacement

January 27, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans a $727,000 Clean Diesel grant for the Port’s voluntary Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program, or Clean TRIP. The grant will assist short-haul and drayage truck owners servicing the Port’s jurisdiction, enabling them to replace older truck models between […]

New Energy and Sustainability Policy Committee at the Port of Seattle

January 27, 2016

The Port of Seattle Commission established the Energy and Sustainability Policy Committee at the end of January to develop and propose new environmental initiatives across the organization. By creating this committee, the port aims at concentrating its efforts more strategically to promote green energy uses and reduce greenhouse gasses across all lines of its operations. […]

The Port of Montreal draws a positive report on its Good Neighbourhood Committee 1st year

January 13, 2016

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) set up a Good Neighbourhood Committee to foster closer and more lasting relations between the MPA and its neighbouring communities, and to establish dialogue and facilitate information exchange related to activities occurring on Port territory.  It held three meetings in 2015. Among other things, it addressed the Port of Montreal’s […]

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