Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified
We help answer common questions about marine shipping in Canada.
March 23, 2021
Anchors Away: Understanding the Issues About Ships at AnchorAs Canada’s international trade and the global demand for its products continues to grow, the need for anchorages, which allow ships to wait outside a harbour to unload or pick-up their cargos, has increased. This has an impact on coastal areas, the environment and on the traditional activities of Indigenous communities.
December 10, 2020
Melting sea ice makes Canada more, not less dependent on icebreakersClimate change leads to more sea ice and higher risks for commercial marine shipping
November 26, 2020
Righting a Wrong: Reconciliation and Canada’s Marine Shipping IndustryWith an increased focus on Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, what is the marine shipping industry doing to improve relations and to work together with Indigenous communities? This blog provides an overview of where the industry – from ports, ship builders and operators to educational and training bodies – is on the path towards reconciliation.
October 22, 2020
Breaking The Ice: Delivering the Goods to the Arctic in a PandemicCommercial 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: 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.
Challenging Waters, Rich History and Bright Future
July 7, 2020
Research Spotlight: “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
Dr. Kenneth Lee, Expert in Oil Spill Response Technologies
June 29, 2020