GreenTech 2014

GreenTech 2014 recap

Green Marine’s seventh annual conference, which took place from June 10th to 12th in Saint John, New Brunswick, was a great success! More than 150 participants registered for GreenTech 2014 and many emphasized the quality of the presentations and the organization in general. Thank you to all our sponsors, exhibitors and speakers for your commitment to Green Marine’s environmental program and your presence at GreenTech 2014!

See the GreenTech 2014’s highlights in this special edition of our newsletter The Green Wave.

A special thank you to all our 2014 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors:

  • Atlantic Towing Limited
  • Port Saint John
  • Groupe Desgagnés
  • Fednav
  • Quebec Port Authority
  • Algoma Central Corporation
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
  • The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
  • Montreal Port Authority
  • Canfornav
  • Canada Steamship Lines
  • Lloyd’s Register Marine
  • Tranport Canada

Silver Sponsors:

  • Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  • Svitzer
  • Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
  • Seaspan ULC
  • Sept-Îles Port Authority
  • Canaport LNG
  • Neptune Terminals
  • Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia
  • McKeil Marine
  • Fraser Surrey Docks
  • Chamber of Marine Commerce
  • The Shipping Federation of Canada

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Highway H2O
  • CTMA
  • TBS Shipping Services Inc. / Roymar Ship Management
  • Ocean
  • Oceanex
  • Nanaimo Port Authority
  • Urgence Marine

Media Sponsors:

  • Canadian Sailings
  • BC Shipping News
  • Marine Matters
  • Ship & Bunker

Thank you to our 2014 Exhibitors :

  • Wärtsilä Canada
  • Envirolin Canada
  • ABB
  • Schneider Electric
  • Vickers Oil
  • Filtramax
  • Jastram Technologies Ltd
  • Concept Naval
  • MSi3D
  • Canadian Sailings
  • Office of Small & Medium Enterprises | Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Cavotec
  • OpDAQ Systems
  • American Chemical Technologies Inc.
  • Hug Engineering Inc.

Final program

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

Sustainability through innovative partnerships

Saint John, New Brunswick, June 10-12, 2014

Wednesday June 11, 2014

8:45 PORTS MOVE TOWARDS GREATER SUSTAINABILITY (Opening Session)
> Kurt Nagle, President & CEO, AAPA
> Paul MacIsaac, Senior VP, Halifax Port Authority
> Mario Girard, CEO, Quebec Port Authority

10:30 AIR EMISSIONS (SHIPOWNERS)
• The Canadian fuels industry and its role to improved emissions in the marine shipping sector
> Gilles Morel, Canadian Fuels Association
• Monitoring, reporting and reducing air emissions from marine operations
> Till Stoeckenius, Environ International Corporation
• The SmartWay Transport Partnership’s new marine tool
> Jennifer Tuthill, Natural Resources Canada

10:30 ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT / COMMUNITY RELATIONS (PORTS)
• A case study at Fairview Bay on environmental crisis management
> Jason Scherr, Prince Rupert Port Authority
• Environmental leadership: crisis management and environmental release
> Mark Gillan, Emergency Solutions International (case study)
• Stakeholders outreach at the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
> Jean Aubry-Morin, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

1:30 PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION IN SUPPORT OF FINANCING SUSTAINABILITY
• Improving performance and profitability: innovative financial models for fuel-saving retrofits
> Peter Boyd, Carbon War Room
• Innovative financing solutions for ship emissions compliance
> Pace Ralli, Clean Marine Energy
• Strategies for recognizing ports for leadership in environmental performance, community partnership and economic sustainability
> Christina Wolfe, Environmental Defense Fund

Thursday June 12, 2014

8:30 WASTE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE SHIP RECYCLING
(SHIPOWNERS)
• Safe ship towing and recycling
> Wayne Elliott, Marine Recycling Corporation
• Green Passport: a ship owner’s first impressions and experience
> Donald Shepherd, Atlantic Towing Limited
• Life cycle assessment of waste management on ships
> Isabelle Curau, Ellio

8:30 INCENTIVE SCHEMES TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE IN SHIPPING
• Workshop for ports
Panel followed by roundtable discussion:
> Peter Boyd, Carbon War Room
> Jason Scherr, Prince Rupert Port Authority
> Anuj Chopra, RightShip Americas

10:30 PROTECTION OF MARINE ECOSYSTEMS (SHIPOWNERS)
• Protecting the Great Lakes from invasive species – why salinity helps
> Dr. David Reid & Craig Middlebrook, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
• A mariner’s guide to whales in the Northwest Atlantic
> Véronique Nolet, Marine Mammal Observation Network
• Underwater noise from commercial shipping and its future in green shipping and international policy
> Alexis Rudd, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

10:30 IMPROVING SUSTAINABILITY IN COASTAL AREAS THROUGH COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS (PORTS)
• Advancing port sustainability through collaboration: the West Coast ports sustainable design and construction guidelines
> Noeleen Tillman, International Institute for Sustainable Seaports
• Industry leadership in coastal research through effective partnerships
> Geoffrey Harding, Ducks Unlimited Canada & Dr. Michael Stokesbury, Acadia University
• Right Whales and their Allies: the Canadian Stewardship Connection
> Moira Brown, New England Aquarium & Canadian Whale Institute

1:30 TRANSPORTATION OF OIL AND GAS: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Guest Speakers: Paul Browning, President and CEO, Irving Oil & François Poirier, President, Energy East Pipeline, TransCanada
• Port Metro Vancouver’s liquid bulk handling information tour to Norway
> Jim Crandles, Port Metro Vancouver
• The ShoreZone Port Response Tool: a response and operations systems for spill response in ports
> John Silva, Moran Environmental Recovery