Industry success stories

July 31, 2015

Quebec and Montreal ports to get shorepower

At the port of Quebec, shore power for cruise ships will be installed at the Pointe-à-Carcy terminal and in Montreal, two types of systems will be installed, one for cruise ships at the Alexandra Pier and the other for wintering ships…

Quebec and Montreal ports to get shorepower

Port Metro Vancouver expands shore power facilities to container vessels

July 24, 2015

Shore power technology will be installed at a berth at Global Container Terminal’s Deltaport terminal -also a Green Marine participant- and at a berth at DP World Vancouver’s Centerm Container terminal.

STQ launches North America’s first LNG ferry

July 13, 2015

The Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), a Quebec government corporation operating maritime transport for passengers, launched today North America’s first liquefied natural gas-fueled ferry. The MV F.-A. Gauthier, with hundreds of passengers on board, was commissioned to ensure the marine link between Matane and Baie-Comeau, replacing MV Camille-Marcoux.

Prince Rupert Port Authority enhanced its environmental rewards program

June 26, 2015

As of June 1, 2015, there were a number of revisions to the Green Wave Program at the Port of Prince Rupert. The Green Wave program was launched in 2013 and offers discounted harbor dues for shipping companies who have installed emission-reduction technologies or implemented other operational practices on board their vessels.

Environmental Excellence Award for the Port of Montreal

June 17, 2015

The Port of Montreal won the Environmental Excellence Award for the Eastern Region awarded by the Canadian International Freight Forwards Association (CIFFA). The award recognizes the project to reclaim contaminated soil through a Solidification/Stabilization during redevelopment of the Viau sector of the Port of Montreal.

Port of Saguenay officially launches new intermodal rail yard

May 29, 2015

The new12-kilometre (7.4-mile) rail link and intermodal rail yard at the Port of Saguenay in Quebec will facilitate the transfer of goods from the railway network to ships docking at the Grand-Anse marine terminal. Traffic will be bi-directional. The rail link will provide shippers with additional transportation options, increase the efficiency and capacity of port […]

The Canadian Seaway honoured

May 28, 2015

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) received today a prestigious award from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for developing the world’s first Hands-Free Mooring (HFM) System for ships transiting its locks. The Promising Innovation in Transport Award is given by the International Transport Forum at the OECD, an intergovernmental organization for the transport sector with 54 member countries.

The Port of Quebec involves the public in its new environmental process

May 15, 2015

The Quebec Port Authority seized the opportunity at its annual general meeting, earlier today, to unveil a new citizen participatory environmental process. The new approach has three obligatory components, namely: to inform the public and ensure their input in projects; to request an assessment of the environmental impacts of every project from an independent firm; and, to take into account the comments made by citizens and other interested parties.

Partnership between Groupe Desgagnés and the ROMM

May 5, 2015

Two Green Marine members join forces for the better knowledge of whales. Groupe Desgagnés is engaging in a data collection program on cetaceans led by the “Réseau d’observation de mammifères marins” (ROMM).

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