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 […]
Seattle, Tacoma and Port Metro Vancouver have outlined goals for the further reduction of diesel emissions by 2020. The decision updates the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy. The ports intend to cut diesel emissions by 75% per tonne of cargo by 2015 and 80% by 2020. Along with projected cargo growth, this will result in […]
The largest Canadian-flagged container/roll-on roll-off ship was launched by Oceanex in Flensburg, Germany, on May 31st. The Oceanex Connaigra will set new standards for innovation, flexibility, and environmental protection. Oceanex has placed the highest value on environmental performance for this new-build. Because of its optimal lines, the new ship will use 30% less fuel than […]
Fednav Limited has announced the addition of six new vessels to its fleet. The environmentally advanced vessels will be built in Japan and will add substantial capacity to its Great Lakes fleet. Sharing the environmental characteristics of the previous six lakers ordered by Fednav, they will use 28% less fuel and produce 28% less emissions […]
The Québec Port Authority (QPA) took another important step in terms of its sustainable development by entrusting the development of a strategy to Johanne Gélinas of the firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Gélinas previously held the position of Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development within the Canadian government, and was a commissioner at the […]
The Trois-Rivières Port Authority inaugurated the Hector-Louis Langevin Park in May. The park represents an investment of almost $575,000. The project is part of the port’s On Course for 2020 strategic plan and the city’s urban development plan. It has involved transforming a parking lot into a new green space, as well as a commitment […]
The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has been working with its local school district to develop a series of lessons related to port activities. The various lessons will fit into the school curriculum for students from kindergarten through Grade 12. The lessons are focusing on four themes with one of them being the environment. An environmental […]
By participating in the Shred-it Tree Protection program, the CSL Group saved 222 trees from being cut in 2012. All of the collected paper is shredded, baled and then recycled. Every tonne of recycled paper uses 64% less energy, 50% less water and causes 74% less air pollution than the same quantity of paper from […]
A key goal of the Cap Sur 2020 plan is to minimize the impact of the port’s activities on the environment by improving the port’s interface with its urban surroundings.
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