#ClearFacts Blog:
Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified

We help answer common questions about marine shipping in Canada.

November 27, 2023

Decarbonizing Marine Shipping: Clean fuels for a greener future?

Is a fossil fuel free future for marine shipping a realistic goal or just a pipe dream?

September 1, 2023

Think globally, ship locally: Short-sea shipping moves goods efficiently and reduces emissions

Using coastal and inland waterways to move cargo over short distances can cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and could also ease congestion on roads and railways.

July 18, 2023

Integrating Two-Eyed Seeing in the Blue Economy: Reflections from the Blue Generation During World Ocean’s Week

The Blue Economy offers many career paths. From marine biologists studying ecosystems to data scientists analyzing large datasets and engineers creating innovative solutions for renewable energy, the opportunities are endless. It is crucial to balance this growth with the conservation efforts of Indigenous people whose communities are intertwined with the ocean to address and mitigate climate change.

July 11, 2023

Getting to Zero by 2050 – Technical Regulatory Details Matter in Accelerating Decarbonization of Marine Fuels

Action at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to regulate emissions from fuel production, and to consider all types of greenhouse gases (GHGs) — not just CO2 — is moving slowly and not receiving much attention. But these regulatory details are probably more important than the headline-grabbing move to target net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. Here’s why.

June 6, 2023

Clear Seas Internship Program is Opening Doors for Indigenous Students

Indigenous research is being led by a new generation of Indigenous students who are redefining the field and tackling important topics that are addressing environmental social, and cultural challenges in First Nations across Canada.

March 15, 2023

Disaster Avoided: Oil Removed From 1960s Shipwreck but Threat from Other Historical Wrecks Persists

More than half a century after the cargo ship MV Schiedyk sank on Canada’s west coast, 21st century technology and teamwork with First Nations helped to remove an oily hazard from the environment.

February 24, 2023

Climate Change and Energy Transition in the Marine Transportation Industry: A Look at the St. Lawrence River Region

Leaders in the global shipping industry are being called upon to take action to reduce their GHG emissions. What can be done?

January 19, 2023

IMPAC5: Spotlight on Conservation and Marine Protected Areas

Canada is hosting the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5). Here’s why this event is important.

January 17, 2023

Marine shipping in the Great Lakes: What you need to know

Discover the Great Lakes waterway: Its geography, main shipping routes, cargo ports, and unique climate-related challenges.