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Fortis BC LNG expansion proposal in Delta faces scrutiny in environmental review

Fortis BC’s expansion proposal for the small liquefied natural gas plant on Tilbury Island in Delta, is facing scrutiny in an environmental review. The Phase 2 expansion would increase LNG storage capacity at Tilbury, adding up to 3.5 million tonnes of LNG production for a total of 4.4 million tonnes, about one-third the size of...
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G3 Terminal transforming Canada’s grain supply chain

Vancouver’s recently launched G3 Terminal is transforming Canada’s grain supply chain. The modern system saves Western Canadian farmers’ time and money by keeping their grain moving to market and ensures overseas customers have fast and reliable access to high quality Canadian crops. Construction on G3 Terminal began in North Vancouver in March, 2017 and is...
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Clear Seas Celebrates Five Years of Research

Clear Seas is celebrating a milestone: five years of providing research on issues around sustainable marine shipping – from underwater noise, oil tankers, air pollution from ships and more – to over 200,000 website users, most of whom are in Canada. During its first five years, Clear Seas has become key to building awareness about...
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Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, has announced that Canada has joined the Global Ocean Alliance. The Alliance’s goal is to advocate for the protection of at least 30 per cent of the world’s oceans through the establishment of marine protected areas and other effective area-based marine...
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Canada to buy interim replacement ship for Madeleine ferry

The Government of Canada has issued an advance contract award notice, signalling its intention to purchase the motor vessel Villa de Teror as an interim measure to replace the ferry MV Madeleine. The MV Madeleine is 39-year-old, 6,807 gross ton vessel that is used as the primary vessel for service between Îles de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, and Souris, Prince Edward Island. Last year,...
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Soo Locks shut down for hours after 736-foot freighter loses power, hits pier

The Soo Locks had to be shut down for more than five hours on Sunday after a 736-foot Canadian freighter, Atlantic Huron, lost power as it approached the system’s big Poe Lock, striking the west center pier. The impact damaged the freighter and the pier. No one was injured, and the amount of damage to...
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Governments issue joint statement on crew changes

Governments around the world are expressing their appreciation to seafarers and pledging to urgently resolve crew change issues that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of governments attending the International Maritime Summit on Crew Changes held on 9 July 2020 acknowledged that failure by governments to resolve these issues will have significant impact...
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Yang Ming Reduced Carbon Emissions by 51% in 2019

Yang Ming has been successful in their promise to significantly reduce carbon emissions over the last decade. In 2019, Yang Ming fleet’s average carbon intensity (CO2 emissions per transport work) per Teu/Km significantly reduced by 51% compared with the level in 2008, from 99.4 g/teu-km to 48.1 g/teu-km, accomplishing the IMO target of reducing carbon...
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Sailors’ Society appoints new CEO

The Sailors’ Society has announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer, Sara Baade, starting in September 2020. Sara has a strong background in management and strategic policy and brings extensive experience in leading an international welfare charity from her current role as CEO of The Army Families Federation. Her career also includes working as...
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