#ClearFacts Blog:
Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified

We help answer common questions about marine shipping 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?

August 10, 2021

Black Carbon in the Arctic:
What You Need to Know

How does air pollution from marine shipping accelerate climate change in the Arctic and what can be done about it?

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 reconciliation

Reflecting 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 species

With 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

Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales: A Species on the Brink of Extinction

North Atlantic right whales, that live and hunt in Canadian waters, are one of the most endangered species of large whales.

March 23, 2021

Anchors Away: Understanding the Issues About Ships at Anchor

As 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.