#ClearFacts Blog:
Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified

We help answer common questions about marine shipping in 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.

January 10, 2023

Emergency Towing Vessels: Providing a Lifeline to Safety for Ships in Distress Around the World

Clear Seas’ survey finds that while some countries invest in a dedicated fleet of emergency tugs to rescue a ship in distress, others rely on help from tugs in the vicinity.

December 15, 2022

Reconciliation in the Canadian Marine Shipping Industry (Part III): A Love Affair with the Sea

John Thomas probably loves his job more than most people. But for this proud member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, it’s never just a regular day at the office.

November 29, 2022

Key Issues and Resources for COP 15: The Convention of the Parties on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15), to be held in Montreal (December 7-19, 2022) is highly relevant to marine shipping and the work underway to reduce the impact of ship traffic on ocean and coastal ecosystems.

November 16, 2022

Anti-fouling paints: What are they and what effects do they have on the environment?

Innovation in the field of ship hull coatings is helping to improve fuel efficiency, reduce air emissions, cut noise pollution, and prevent the spread of invasive species.

August 29, 2022

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubbers) on Ships: Clearing the Air on the Controversy

Scrubbers effectively remove sulphur oxide pollution from ship exhaust – yet the environmental impact of the discharge water they produce, and how to manage and regulate it, is sparking controversy.