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Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified

We help answer common questions about marine shipping in Canada.

August 23, 2017

The Polluter Pays Principle

The term ‘polluter pays principle’ (PPP) is found in many of the guiding conventions, regulations and laws surrounding commercial marine shipping. However, the significance of the principle can be difficult to interpret.

August 16, 2017

What Is Shore Power And Why Does It Matter?

Shore power is an effective way of reducing air emissions and improving local air quality.

August 10, 2017

Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered species of large whales.

August 3, 2017

Canada’s Top Marine Exports and Imports

Canada is fortunate to have a vast wealth of natural resources which contribute significantly to the nation’s economy. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that the majority of Canada’s marine exports and imports, by volume, are natural resource-based bulk commodities.

July 19, 2017

How is the Marine Shipping Industry Regulated?

Commercial marine shipping is inherently an international activity. As such, the industry requires regulation at the international level. International maritime regulations, also known as conventions, are developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

July 6, 2017

Who is Responsible for Responding to a Ship-source Oil Spill in Canada?

A ship-source oil spill is defined as a discharge of any type of oil from a commercial vessel into the marine environment. In the event of a ship-source oil spill in Canadian waters, three main players are involved in responding to and cleaning up the spill: the polluter, the contracted response organization, and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).

June 22, 2017

15 Questions About Commercial Marine Shipping for Canada’s 150

Test your Canadian maritime knowledge!

June 19, 2017

Why Seafarers Matter

Today, 90% of world trade is carried by ship. Globally, there are over 50,000 merchant ships trading internationally and the total cargo capacity of the world merchant shipping fleet is 1.75 billion deadweight tonnes (DWT). The people responsible for maintaining, running and operating the fleet are seafarers.