Industry success stories

July 22, 2016

Restoration project at the Port of Cleveland

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority and The Nature Conservancy are working together to restore native plants at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. A crew from The Nature Conservancy began work on July 11 with hand tools and herbicide, aiming to eradicate patches of aggressive, non-native plants that crowd out native vegetation and make the unusual shoreline habitat […]

Restoration project at the Port of Cleveland

Bella Desgagnés recycling rate surpasses 80%

July 18, 2016

The Bella Desgagnés vessel has obtained a Certificate of Performance level 3, Silver Honours within Recyc-Quebec « ICI ON RECYCLE !» program. The purpose of this program is to ensure that waste management efforts made by corporations are acknowledged. The Silver Honours certificate means that the Bella Desgagnés attained a global rate of reclamation of […]

Port Everglades partners with EPA to study air emissions

June 30, 2016

Port Everglades has signed a partnership agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study air emissions. It is the first U.S. seaport to partner with the EPA on this project. The EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality will work closely with Port Everglades to coordinate research and modeling encompassing all port-related operations, […]

CSL successfully tests ballast water treatment system

June 22, 2016

The ballast water treatment system (BWTS) installed aboard the CSL Americas has finalized all testing required to obtain the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. The system’s manufacturer, OceanSaver, carried out the testing along the West Coast, facing a range of demanding Pacific conditions. All the tests met USCG’s requirements. Earlier shipboard testing was successfully […]

One step further towards dual fuel vessel for Desgagnés

June 17, 2016

The M/T Damia Desgagnés, was successfully launched on Saturday, June 11th, 2016, at the Turkish shipyard Besiktas. It is an important step leading to the continuation of the construction of the ship at dock. The M/T Damia Desgagnés is the first of four next generation asphalt-bitumen-chemical tankers destined to the renewal and expansion of Desgagnés’s […]

Air-improving truck replacement program scraps 200th vehicle

June 6, 2016

The Seaport Truck Scrappage and Replacements for Air in Puget Sound 2 (ScRAPS 2) is a joint program of the Northwest Seaport Alliance and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to reduce diesel particulate emissions in the region. The ScRAPS 2 incentive program helps drayage truck owners purchase newer, lower-emission trucks to improve regional air […]

Desgagnés and the Marine Mammals Research Network team up again

June 1, 2016

Groupe Desgagnés and the Marine Mammals Research Network (le Réseau d’observation des mammifères marins – ROMM) have renewed their partnership. Groupe Desgagnés initially participated last year in a data collection program on cetaceans led by the research organization. Based on this successful first year of collaboration, Groupe Désgagnés has encouraged the crews aboard 18 of […]

BC Ferries to convert two vessels to cleaner fuel

April 1, 2016

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 […]

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, […]

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  • EDF partners width Green Marine to advances sustainability
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