Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified
We help answer common questions about marine shipping in Canada.
August 31, 2017
10 Questions About Underwater Noise & Marine MammalsWith increased marine traffic in Canada’s coastal waters comes an increase in underwater noise from vessels – and a need to understand the impacts on marine mammals who use sound to communicate, feed, navigate and reproduce.
August 3, 2017
Canada’s Top Marine Exports and ImportsCanada 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 19, 2017