Through the Shore Power Technology for Ports program, the Government of Canada and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) each contributed $3.5 million towards the Centerm electrical shore power facility. The project’s completion at DP World’s Centerm container terminal permits ships to shut down their diesel engines while at berth and connect instead to an […]
To mark the occasion of World Oceans Week, some thirty employees from CSL Group joined forces to clean the shores of Ile Charron, thereby demonstrating an exceptional commitment to both the environment and their community. The group cleaned approximately 2.2 kilometres of shoreline and collected more than 1,000 pounds of garbage. The trash, which was […]
On May 5th and 6th, the Canadian Seaway, the U.S Seaway and Fednav (all three of which are Green Marine participants) organized a demonstration of a ballast water inspection at the St. Lawrence Seaway’s St. Lambert Lock. This media event drew particular attention to the fact that the regulatory regime for ballast water management that […]
Green Marine is pleased to spotlight the environmental initiatives undertaken by Bunge of Canada, a grain terminal located in the Port of Quebec. Since 2007, Bunge has been using a new environmental monitoring system, which is essentially a database that allows the company to concretely identify and track all of its environmental tasks – from […]
Green Marine is pleased to highlight a U.S. initiative designed to improve the health of the St. Lawrence–Great Lakes, in which several Green Marine participants and supporters are also involved. The Great Ships Initiative (GSI) is a collaborative effort designed to address the problem of aquatic invasive species introduced into the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway […]
Green Marine takes this opportunity to highlight the recent efforts of the Trois-Rivières port community, which led to the Port Authority’s adoption of its own environmental policy this past August. The policy involves the entire port community and is accompanied by an implementation guide to help users identify priorities, establish appropriate targets and formulate action […]
Green Marine also encourages environmental initiatives such as those undertaken by the Hamilton Port Authority this past summer, which involved paving jetty number 15 and installing a grease and grit interceptor at the site. As a result of this effort, a formerly dusty gravel lot populated with old warehouses has now been fully paved and […]
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