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January 26, 2017

Minister of Transport Marc Garneau welcomes Green Marine’s efforts regarding underwater noise

Attending a Greater Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon yesterday, the Minister of Transport Marc Garneau praised the partnership with Green Marine that has led to a better understanding of underwater noise generated by commercial shipping and port activities, along with its impacts and possible mitigations measures. “My officials have been working closely with Green Marine […]

Minister of Transport Marc Garneau welcomes Green Marine’s efforts regarding underwater noise

New protected natural environments on the Saint Lawrence River’s islands and shores

February 10, 2017

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced February 16, 2017, its acquisition and protection of three additional natural sites on the shores and islands of the Saint Lawrence River, totaling 20.6 hectares (51 acres). The properties are unique ecosystems that join other environments already conserved by NCC. Located in the Lac-Saint-Pierre archipelago, the western point […]

High marks for Nanaimo Port Authority

February 6, 2017

A survey commissioned by the Nanaimo Port Authority in December 2016 found that customers and stakeholders are “satisfied to exceptionally satisfied” with the NPA in each of 15 areas probed. The highest-rated response was an 85% average rating of satisfaction regarding a customer’s ability to contact and communicate with the NPA. The lowest-rated response was […]

New Mariner’s guide aims to reduce threats to species at risk

February 5, 2017

Ship strikes, vessel disturbances and underwater noise are key threats faced by whales, dolphins and porpoises off British Columbia’s coast. A new guide for mariners — produced by the Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute in partnership with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Prince Rupert Port Authority — is intended to inform mariners […]

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to reward quieter ships

January 25, 2017

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority announced a new incentive on January 25, 2017, for cargo and cruise vessels that operate quietly around the Port of Vancouver on behalf of at-risk whales. The port authority added criteria to its existing EcoAction program to include rate discounts on harbour dues for quieter ships. This makes Canada the […]

Green Marine releases its new performance indicators for underwater noise

January 25, 2017

Quebec City, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – Green Marine is broadening the scope of its North American environmental certification program by adding two performance indicators dealing with underwater noise emanating from ships and port activities respectively, with the goal of reducing the impact on marine mammals. By wading into this emerging issue, Green Marine is […]

An Exemplary Maritime Partnership That’s Expanding!

January 17, 2017

Quebec City, January 17, 2017 – The partnership formed to collect data on cetacean observations in Eastern and Northern Canada is widening its scope. The voluntary program originated from the collaboration of Desgagnés and the Réseau d’Observation de Mammifères Marins (ROMM) in May 2015. For almost two years now, 18 vessels within the Desgagnés fleet […]

Launching of Algoma’s newest vessel

January 9, 2017

The launching of the first of two new Algoma 650-foot (198-metre) self-unloading Great Lakes bulk carriers from three Croatian shipyards took place December 29, 2016. This new Equinox Class ship will serve a range of customers with a particular focus on industry shippers of salt and aggregates. The new vessel features all of the advances […]

Revitalization strategy for Port of New Orleans Brownfields area

January 5, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has chosen to fund a project by the Port of New Orleans to revitalize a 5.5-mile (8.8-kilometre) corridor of industrial, residential and mixed-use properties. The EPA grant will fund a strategic plan for the remediation and redevelopment of Brownfield properties along the Industrial Canal Corridor in New Orleans. The project area […]

News releases

Green Marine releases its new performance indicators for underwater noise

January 25, 2017

Quebec City, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – Green Marine is broadening the scope of its North American environmental certification program by adding two performance indicators dealing with underwater noise emanating from ships and port activities respectively, with the goal of reducing the impact on marine mammals. By wading into this emerging issue, Green Marine is […]

An Exemplary Maritime Partnership That’s Expanding!

January 17, 2017

Quebec City, January 17, 2017 – The partnership formed to collect data on cetacean observations in Eastern and Northern Canada is widening its scope. The voluntary program originated from the collaboration of Desgagnés and the Réseau d’Observation de Mammifères Marins (ROMM) in May 2015. For almost two years now, 18 vessels within the Desgagnés fleet […]

Port Corpus Christi becomes first Texan port to join Green Marine

November 3, 2016

Port Corpus Christi, ranked the fifth largest port in the United States in total tonnage, is the newest participant in Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.

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November 2016
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  • New Orleans starts a new chapter
  • Underwater noise indicators

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