#ClearFacts Blog:
Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified

We help answer common questions about marine shipping in Canada.

February 25, 2022

Stranded at sea: COVID-19 and its toll on mariners

The global pandemic, and increased demand by consumers and industry, has disrupted the supply chain and revealed an occupational health and safety crisis among seafarers.

February 1, 2022

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?

January 13, 2022

Is Marine Spatial Planning the Key to Safer and Healthier Oceans?

How sharing the marine environment and managing its use can help ensure a sustainable future for our oceans and waterways.

December 8, 2021

Nathan E. Stewart Oil Spill:
Five Years After

Five years after the Nathan E. Stewart sank, spilling the equivalent of a railcar’s worth of diesel fuel into the ocean,1 we want to know: could a similar incident happen today and how prepared are we if it does?

December 8, 2021

Haida Gwaii Oil Spill Prevention Measures Renewed for Ships

The Voluntary Protection Zone implemented to keep commercial ships at a safe distance from the west coast of Haida Gwaii is extended.

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 ships

Why 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?

August 30, 2021

Shipping Containers Overboard

Why are shipping containers lost at sea and where do they end up?