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 PersistsMore 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 RegionLeaders 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 AreasCanada 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 knowDiscover 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 WorldClear 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 SeaJohn 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 DiversityThe 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