#ClearFacts Blog:
Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified

We help answer common questions about marine shipping in Canada.

October 22, 2020

Breaking The Ice: Delivering the Goods to the Arctic in a Pandemic

Commercial ships resupplying the remote communities of Canada’s Eastern Arctic face multiple logistical challenges along the way. This year, COVID-19 and the threat it posed to both the ships’ crews and northern communities was another challenge they had to deal with.

September 8, 2020

Research Spotlight: Zuzanna Kochanowicz

“Traditional Knowledge differs from Western science because of the way it is collected. Most of the knowledge in the community is passed on through oral storytelling. Just because it is conducted differently does not mean it is of any less value. It is important to remember that there are many different ways to collect and analyze data and that each method is just as valuable.” – Zuzanna Kochanowicz

August 18, 2020

Navigating the St. Lawrence:
Challenging Waters, Rich History and Bright Future

The St. Lawrence marine corridor plays a key role in Canada’s economy and supply chain. The geography as well as the unique physical attributes and water dynamics of the St. Lawrence challenge the commercial ships transiting through this maritime route in more than one way. 

July 7, 2020

Research Spotlight:
Dr. Kenneth Lee, Expert in Oil Spill Response Technologies

“We must remember the premise of using chemical oil dispersants: Diluting the oil from a surface slick into the water column at sea to reduce its concentration to below toxic levels, enhance its degradation rate, and reduce its probability of reaching shore.” – Kenneth Lee

June 29, 2020

Clear Seas At Five Years: Research For A Sustainable Future

On its fifth anniversary, Clear Seas looks back at its accomplishments and reflects on the key role it will continue to play to support safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

May 26, 2020

Marine Fuels:
What is Heavy Fuel Oil?

Efforts to reduce emissions from ships – including stricter regulations about marine fuels’ allowable level of sulphur – are curbing the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the marine shipping industry.

April 21, 2020

Back to the Future: Wind Power and the Decarbonization of Shipping

Marine shipping is undergoing a major transformation as it seeks to decarbonize. Will wind power be part of the solution?

April 10, 2020

Updated: Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered species of large whales.

March 3, 2020

Environmental Certifications: Towards a More Responsible Marine Shipping Industry

Overview of the environmental standards and certification programs aimed at encouraging ship owners and operators, industry providers and port authorities to adopt sustainable practices and reduce their environmental footprint.