GreenTech 2013

GreenTech 2013: Mission accomplished!

With 32 dynamic speakers, diverse presentations, 23 relevant exhibitors and more than 200 participants, Green Marine’s 6th annual conference was a definite success.

GreenTech 2013 was held May 29th to 31st in Vancouver, British Columbia, and enabled the North American marine industry to share information and ideas about priority environmental issues and the concrete actions undertaken, as well as to address upcoming challenges by exchanging views on potential solutions.

Green Marine wishes to thank all of the speakers, exhibitors, participants and sponsors who enabled the conference to once again surpass all hopes!

See you next year in Saint John, New Brunswick, for GreenTech 2014!

A special thank you to all our 2013 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors:

  • Fednav
  • Canada Steamship Lines
  • Montreal Port Authority
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Algoma Central Corporation
  • The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Canfornav
  • Desgagnés
  • Port Metro Vancouver
  • Seaspan ULC
  • Quebec Port Authority

Silver Sponsors:

  • Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia
  • Ocean
  • Sept-Îles Port Authority
  • Chamber of marine commerce
  • Technopole maritime du Québec
  • Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • TBS Shipping Services Inc./Roymar Ship Management, Inc.
  • Svitzer
  • Schneider Electric
  • McKeil Marine
  • Port Saint John

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Highway H2O
  • Oceanex
  • SMIT

Media Sponsors:

  • Canadian Sailings
  • BC Shipping News
  • Sustainable Shipping
  • Ship & Bunker

Thank you to our 2013 Exhibitors :

  • Filtramax
  • Vickers Oils
  • Envirochem Services Inc.
  • Cavotec Canada Inc.
  • ABB Turbo
  • BC Shipping News
  • Envirolin Canada
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Navware Canada
  • Total Marine Solutions Inc.
  • Hydrex LLC
  • Thordon Bearings Inc.
  • WWF-Canada
  • All-Sea Underwater Solutions
  • Schneider Electric
  • Canadian Sailings
  • Terresolve Technologies/RSC Bio Solutions
  • Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd.
  • Coast Lubricants Ltd.
  • WorleyParsons Canada Services Ltd.
  • OpDAQ Systems
  • Georgian College
  • Port Saint John

See the final program

Click on the session of your choice to download the pdf file of a specific presentation

Time for action: how leading shipping companies and organizations are responding to the sustainability challenge

> Robin Silvester, CEO, Port Metro Vancouver
> Jonathan Whitworth, CEO, Seaspan ULC
> Andreas Chrysostomou, Former Chairman of the MEPC, IMO

The North American ECA: early lessons learnt

North American ECA – regulations vs. reality > Hauk Larsen Wahl, DNV Petroleum Services
The North American ECA and Short-Sea Shipping – An analytical assessment > Ron Sahu, consultant
North American ECA: the cruise lines’ perspective > Greg Wirtz, Cruise Lines International Association, North West and Canada

Meeting environmental and social challenges

Mapping soil quality and pollution reports > Carole Nuttall, Montreal Port Authority
Marine dredging at Pacific Coast Terminals: planning sustainability > Andrew MacKay, Envirochem Services Inc.
Shipyard modernization: environmental, efficiency and production improvements > Tony Matergio, Seaspan ULC
A partnership-driven approach to sustainability strategy > Jason Scherr, Prince Rupert Port Authority

Perspectives on sustainability in the marine industry

Why a responsible business is more than a nice to have > Johanne Gélinas, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
From ENGOs to industry: comparing objectives, means and challenges in the implementation of sustainable development > Hilary Miller, SMIT Marine Canada
Truly sustainable development in the shipping industry > Alexandra Woodsworth, Georgia Strait Alliance
Maritime emission reduction success through voluntary initiatives > Ellen W. Watson, Port of Seattle

Rewarding environmental performance

Port Metro Vancouver – EcoAction Program > Ronan Chester, Port Metro Vancouver
MVEP: Quantitative metrics for ten dominant air emissions and effluent streams > Eleanor K.N. Kirtley, The Glosten Associates
Finding a green ship in a blue ocean > Eric Clarke, Rightship

Green Marine in practice – new shipowners initiatives

FEDNAV’s Hybrid BWT System – A Canadian company’s response to 13+ years of US ballast water regulations > Georges Robichon, Fednav Ltd. & Hugh MacIsaac, Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Research
Application of exhaust gas cleaning technology for the Great Lakes > Mira Hube & Robert Houston, Algoma Central Corporation & Andy Scaplehorn, Wärtsilä
First « Ici on Recycle » Certification for a vessel > Daniel Côté, Groupe Desgagnés

Understanding and mitigating impacts on coastal environments

Habitat Banking – a proactive approach of meeting compensation requirements > Scott Northrup & Eriko Arai, Hemmera
Implementing an environmental observatory – scientific data supporting decision making processes > Stéphane Richard, St. Lawrence Global Observatory
Marine spill response in British Columbia > Mark Johncox, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

LNG in the marine industry – From project to reality

LNG development on the West Coast > Craig Jackson, Shell LNG
Potential environmental impacts of LNG in emergency situations > Marcel LaRoche, Lloyd’s Register Canada
New Americas era for LNG fuel vessels > John Hatley, Wärtsilä North America Inc.
LNG: an alternative fuel for British Columbia coastal ferry services > Greg Peterson, BC Ferry Services Inc.