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MAY | 2020
Green Marine welcomes 3 new partners!
Enviropod is a stormwater engineering firm that focuses on preventing marine plastics, displaced sediments and other pollutants from entering our waterways. Its primary driver for achieving this mission is a cost-effective, maintainable business solution called the LittaTrap... Read more
Eolyss is developing a platform dedicated to shipping’s decarbonization by calculating the carbon footprint of vessels as well as their marine polluting emissions. This platform automates the reporting of carbon emissions and avoidance using a standardized protocol and method... Read more
GlobalTech Fluids, LLC, is a U.S. company established to develop new technologies using biodiesel glycerin, with registered patents for antifreeze coolants and lubricant additives. The company’s Hydralicool technology is used to produce biodegradable... Read more
Fednav joins the Getting to Zero Coalition
Green Marine participant Fednav has joined The Getting to Zero Coalition. The coalition’s goal is to have commercially viable Zero Emission Vessels (ZEVs) operating along deep-sea trade routes by 2030, supported by the necessary infrastructure... Read more
Construction of the Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor reaches a milestone
The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced the 20% completion of the Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor project at the end of April. The five-kilometre (3.1-mile) road between DP World’s Fairview Container Terminal and Ridley Island... Read more
EPA grant will help the Port of Corpus Christi to collect waterborne trashThe Port of Corpus Christi Authority has tentatively been awarded a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to procure and deploy trash-skimming technology for collecting fugitive refuse in the Salt Flats Ditch near Nueces Bay... Read more
Habitat restoration by the Port of Seattle moves forward on the Duwamish River
The Port of Seattle Commission has approved the construction a new 13.5-acre (5.4-hectare) Duwamish River Park with 2,500 linear feet (762 metres) of shoreline. The Terminal 117 Habitat Restoration and Duwamish Shoreline Access Project... Read more
The Port of Seattle helps to study blue carbon restoration benefits
Blue carbon – the ability of marine plants to sequester carbon from seawater and transfer it into sediment – will be the focus of new research involving the Port of Seattle... Read more
Port of Seattle will halve carbon emissions with renewable fuel contract
The Port of Seattle Commission has approved a contract that will facilitate the port reaching its 2030 goal to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% almost a decade earlier. It is a long-sought milestone that results from the authorization... Read more
Port of Sept-Îles and INREST welcome a research icebreaker
The Port of Sept-Îles and the Northern Institute for Research in Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (INREST) welcomed the Canadian Coast Guard’s research icebreaker Amundsen in early March... Read more
Atlantic Towing helps a B.C. community college to purchase a state-of-the-art simulator
Camosun College, a community college in Victoria, British Columbia, is set to get a new state-of-the-art marine simulator with the help of $700,000 in funding from the J.D. Irving company Atlantic Towing Limited... Read more
International Secretariat for Water launches a call for youth projects
The Green Marine supporter International Secretariat for Water has launched a call for projects that aim to interest and engage youth in water management in the context of the global pandemic. As the world faces a global health emergency, 2.2 billion people – one in three individuals... Read more
Canadian government releases enhanced measures to protect Southern resident killer whales
The Government of Canada has expanded protections for the endangered Southern resident killer whales inhabiting the waters off British Columbia’s coast. The additional protections focus on the primary threats to the wellbeing of Southern resident killer whales: prey availability and accessibility, acoustic and... Read more
Fact sheets to identify and help swallows
A symbol of spring’s return, the number of swallows has been in sharp decline since the 1970s. Some species have had their population drop by 80% in Canada. That’s why Nature Quebec, a Green Marine supporter, has created fact sheets to help identify four types of swallows in in the province, along with tips on how to help them... Read more
Wärtsilä conducts first combustion trials on ammonia as a carbon-free fuel
A symbol of spring’s return, the number of swallows has been in sharp decline since the 1970s. Some species have had their population drop by 80% in Canada. That’s why Nature Quebec, a Green Marine supporter, has created fact sheets to help identify four types of swallows in in the province, along with tips on how to help them... Read more
Canadian funding available to help resolve environmental challenges
Innovative Solutions Canada is a new program offered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to support innovators/new entrepreneurs in their business growth and scaling up of production by having the federal government as their first major customer... Read more

Virtual Green Tech 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of our flagship event, GreenTech 2020, which was set for  June 2-4 in Montreal, Quebec.

In a effort to relay some of the valued knowledge sharing, networking and discussions at the core of  GreenTech, our team is working on developing interactive, video-conference sessions based on aspects of the GreenTech 2020 preliminary program.

Three sessions will be offer in June, and three more in September. The virtual environmental conference's program will be announced soon! Visit our Program page often to learn all the latest details.

We sincerely hope you will opt to take part in our Virtual GreenTech 2020! Stay tuned!

 

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Clean Pacific Conference is postponed 
With the continuation of this global health situation, it is still unclear of when it will be safe to resume business as normal in June. As a result, CLEAN PACIFIC will NOT take place from June 9-11, but instead be POSTPONED until a later date... Read more
Clean Waterways Conference: new dates announced!
CLEAN WATERWAYS brings together 450+ professionals from maritime, facilities, rail, pipeline and governmental units involved in spill prevention, response and hazardous materials management in inland regions and waterways... Read more
Enviropod Webinar
Enviropod will hold a webinar to introduce their LittraTrap technology on May 26 at 1 pm (EST). The presentation will address the marine plastic problem as well as the Canadian Governments commitment to fixing this problem... Read more
Green Marine certification requires commitment, effort and measurable improvement in sustainability. We encourage our members to proudly display their participation in this rigorous and transparent program for advancing environmental excellence. Here are a few examples of the creative ways in which the certification logo is being displayed by our participants. The Green Marine partner logo is also proudly shown by the many companies sharing our sustainability goals for the North American marine industry. We encourage our members that haven’t yet used the Green Marine logo to do so and to #BragAboutIt a little.

 

The Port of Hueneme took advantage of Earth Day in April to highlight on social media its environmental efforts, including its most recent Green Marine results.
The maritime industry has not been immune to the economic and logistical impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this crisis highlights yet again how Green Marine participants readily show empathy and support. We don’t yet have information on all of the initiatives by Green Marine shipping companies, port authorities, terminal operators, shipyard managers and Seaway administrators to ensure the health and safety of their employees, customers and the public, nor their specific initiatives to help out their communities, but we do want to mention just a few of those we’ve come across.

At the Port of Seattle, part of a dock has been designated for a makeshift emergency military hospital. There’s also Western Stevedoring in Vancouver, British Columbia, launching a fundraising campaign for local NGOs in which it matches every dollar raised. In Ontario, the Port of Windsor partnered with Sterling Fuels to offer electronic tablets to isolated patients so that they could see their loved ones as they spoke with each other. G3 has donated $30,000 along with 1,000 N95 masks from its own reserve supply to Quebec healthcare workers in dire need of the personal protection equipment. Meanwhile, the Port of Quebec has offered logistical assistance to help local community organizations to deliver essential goods.
We would like to acknowledge the heartfelt generosity of these and other Green Marine participants to their workforce and their communities during this difficult time.

 

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