Industry success stories

July 13, 2018

New LNG ferry at the STQ

The Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) has assumed ownership of the first of two new vessels powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to service the Tadoussac – Baie Sainte-Catherine ferry route. The Armand-Imbeau II was constructed at the Davie Shipyard in Lévis, Quebec, and is the first LNG ship to be built in North […]

New LNG ferry at the STQ

ECHO program’s 2018 slowdown initiative

July 12, 2018

As of July 12, commercial vessels are encouraged to slow down through Haro Strait at the Port of Vancouver since the presence of southern resident killer whales has been confirmed. Learning from last year’s vessel slowdown trial, this year’s adaptive approach strives to reduce shipping noise whenever the whales are in the area. Based on […]

Algoma joins whale conservation efforts

July 5, 2018

St. Catharines, July 5, 2018 – Algoma Central Corporation, the largest fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers on the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence Waterway, is adding the crews from 27 of its vessels to an expanding network of whale watchers. For the first time, the crews on Algoma’s self-unloaders, bulkers, tankers and cement carriers will […]

Major environment award for the Port of Montreal

June 14, 2018

The Montreal Port Authority was honoured June 14th by the Association québécoise des transports (AQTr) with a grand prize for transportation excellence in recognition of it electrical shorepower initiative. The port authority received the Environment prize for improving dockside facilities through electrification to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,800 tonnes annually. AQTr’s Environment prize showcases […]

Three Green Marine participants receive Port of Vancouver’s Blue Circle Awards

June 5, 2018

In early June, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority awarded 12 shipping companies, two cruise lines, three coastal marine operators and two terminal operators with a Blue Circle Award for their respective voluntary efforts to conserve energy and reduce air emissions at the Port of Vancouver. The awards recognize industry partners that excel in environmental stewardship and […]

Port Everglades and EPA partner on air pollution

June 1, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Port Everglades released on June 1 a first-of-its-kind collaborative report titled EPA and Port Everglades Partnership: Emission Inventories and Reduction Strategies. The report outlines how the EPA and the port developed baseline and future year emission inventories for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM), and other pollutants […]


May 31, 2018

Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, May 31, 2018 – Green Marine, the premier environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry, noted continued improvement in the sustainability of its existing participants in 2017 as it also welcomed new members to the reporting framework. “We’re really pleased with how well our participants have fared given the additional challenges […]

Lloyd’s List Americas Awards honour Groupe Desgagnés

May 23, 2018

Groupe Desgagnés was honoured during the Lloyd’s List Americas Awards Gala in Houston on May 23 with the Company of the Year Award. This distinction is awarded for outstanding performance as the most dynamic success story or development by a business operating primarily in the marine sector. In 2017 Desgagnés introduced its new generation of […]

Fednav’s Federal Tyne receives Port of Prince Rupert’s Green Wave award

May 11, 2018

The Federal Tyne enjoyed a special call on the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia on May 4 when it became the first vessel to qualify for the port’s Green Wave Program based on its efforts through the Green Marine environmental certification program. The Green Wave Award spotlights ship owners that are significantly reducing […]

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