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July 17, 2018

Green Marine at the United Nations!

The United Nations invited Green Marine to attend the 19th Meeting of the Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea on the topic of Anthropogenic underwater noise which was held this past June 18-22 at the UN Headquarters in New York. For the session, researchers, non-governmental organization leaders and government […]

Green Marine at the United Nations!

6th Sustainable Ocean Summit

July 18, 2018

The 6th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), will take place in Hong Kong, 14-16 November 2018 around the theme: “Ocean Sustainable Development – Connecting Asia and the World” and with Mr. Kenneth C. K. Koo, TCC Group Chairman and CEO, as Conference Chair. The global ocean business community will […]

60th ACPA conference

July 18, 2018

Port Saint John is hosting the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) 60th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting, from September 10 to 13.The ACPA 2018, “Building for the Future” theme, will elevate the conversation about the importance of our nation’s key ports through engaging keynotes, industry speakers, and dynamic panels exploring topics critical to […]

Blue Accounting workgroup invites Green Marine to participate

July 15, 2018

Green Marine Program Manager Thomas Grégoire will take part in the Blue Accounting Maritime Transportation Project. The workgroup will gather and present information to track the progress in achieving the goals outlined by governors and premier in their 2016 Strategy for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Maritime Transportation System. The objectives include doubling maritime trade […]

New LNG ferry at the STQ

July 13, 2018

The Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) has assumed ownership of the first of two new vessels powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to service the Tadoussac – Baie Sainte-Catherine ferry route. The Armand-Imbeau II was constructed at the Davie Shipyard in Lévis, Quebec, and is the first LNG ship to be built in North […]

ECHO program’s 2018 slowdown initiative

July 12, 2018

As of July 12, commercial vessels are encouraged to slow down through Haro Strait at the Port of Vancouver since the presence of southern resident killer whales has been confirmed. Learning from last year’s vessel slowdown trial, this year’s adaptive approach strives to reduce shipping noise whenever the whales are in the area. Based on […]

Washington State Ferries joins Green Marine

July 11, 2018

Seattle, WA, July 11, 2018 – Washington State Ferries (WSF) has become the first U.S. ferry operator to join Green Marine, the leading environmental certification program for the North American maritime industry. WSF is the largest ferry system in the United States. It is enrolling all of its operations in the Green Marine program, namely […]

A mandatory distance from marine mammals is now required in Canadian waters

July 11, 2018

Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulations were amended July 11 to ensure that whale watching and other water-related activities keep a distance of 100 metres (328 feet) from most whales, dolphins and porpoises to protect these marine mammals from human disturbances. The obligatory buffer zone is larger for species at greatest risk or already confined by their […]

UpGyres becomes a Green Marine supporter

July 5, 2018

Not-for-profit UpGyres is working to re-establish a healthy marine environment for people and the planet. The organization operates to stop plastic waste from polluting water, air and land, and to rescue the resources in waste plastic to productively recycle them back into the economy. UpGyres focuses on preventing macro-plastics (namely single-use disposable packaging) along with […]

News releases

Fednav joins network of whale watchers

July 30, 2018

Montreal, Quebec, July 30, 2018 – Fednav Limited has become the first international shipowner to join the whale watching members of the Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON). Fednav is the world’s largest operator of ice-class dry-bulk carriers and Canada’s leading oceangoing dry-bulk shipowning and chartering group. It operates a modern and efficient fleet of approximately […]

Washington State Ferries joins Green Marine

July 11, 2018

Seattle, WA, July 11, 2018 – Washington State Ferries (WSF) has become the first U.S. ferry operator to join Green Marine, the leading environmental certification program for the North American maritime industry. WSF is the largest ferry system in the United States. It is enrolling all of its operations in the Green Marine program, namely […]

Algoma joins whale conservation efforts

July 5, 2018

St. Catharines, July 5, 2018 – Algoma Central Corporation, the largest fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers on the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence Waterway, is adding the crews from 27 of its vessels to an expanding network of whale watchers. For the first time, the crews on Algoma’s self-unloaders, bulkers, tankers and cement carriers will […]

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