Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified
We help answer common questions about marine shipping in Canada.
November 8, 2021
Maritime search and rescue and shipping risk: How does it work in Canada?Understanding the mechanics of maritime search and rescue (SAR) and how maritime risks are governed in Canada.
October 4, 2021
Ballast water management: stopping the spread of invasive species by shipsWhy commercial ships carry ballast water on board, and how it affects the marine environment.
September 27, 2021
Reconciliation in Canada’s Marine Shipping Industry (II)What efforts are being undertaken by the marine shipping industry to help advance reconciliation?
June 22, 2021
How will the TMX Pipeline Affect Marine Shipping in the Salish Sea?The transport of oil by ships is no stranger to controversy. But the tempo of that debate is sure to increase as the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project heads for completion at the end of 2022, with all three berths operating at full capacity later in 2023, placing any potential risks to coastal ecosystems from increased tanker traffic firmly in the public spotlight.
June 17, 2021
Recognition comes at a painful time in the history of Indigenous People and shines a light on the need for reconciliationReflecting on the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples and why it's important for their voices to be heard.
June 9, 2021
Southern Resident killer whales: Helping to save an endangered speciesWith more than 27,000 km of coastline that extends from Alaska to Washington State, Canada’s Pacific region is home to a rich and vibrant marine ecosystem. Thousands of sea creatures inhabit these waters, from microscopic species to large, fascinating mammals. Among them are the highly intelligent and iconic orcas, also known as killer whales.
May 6, 2021