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May 26, 2020

Marine Fuels:
What is Heavy Fuel Oil?

Efforts to reduce emissions from ships – including stricter regulations about marine fuels’ allowable level of sulphur – are curbing the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the marine shipping industry.

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April 21, 2020

Back to the Future: Wind Power and the Decarbonization of Shipping

Marine shipping is undergoing a major transformation as it seeks to decarbonize. Will wind power be part of the solution?

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March 3, 2020

Environmental Certifications: Towards a More Responsible Marine Shipping Industry

Overview of the environmental standards and certification programs aimed at encouraging ship owners and operators, industry providers and port authorities to adopt sustainable practices and reduce their environmental footprint.

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February 11, 2020

What is IMO 2020?

IMO 2020 limits the amount of sulphur permitted in commercial ship fuel to 0.5% for ships operating worldwide.

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July 9, 2019

Availability of Tugs of Opportunity in Canada’s Pacific Region

Clear Seas commissioned Nuka Research to examine the availability and capability of commercial tugs – known as tugs of opportunity – to respond to a request for an emergency tow from a disabled ship in Canada’s Pacific region.

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July 3, 2019

Research Spotlight: Dr. Tony R. Walker

“We rely on transporting goods by ship, but we don't need to maintain the status quo. We can't maintain the status quo; there is a better way.” – Tony R. Walker

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May 9, 2019

10 Questions About LNG & Marine Shipping

Test your knowledge! What do you know about LNG and marine shipping?

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May 9, 2019

LNG & Marine Shipping

Discover the role of LNG in reducing commercial marine shipping’s contribution to world air pollution and measures to support the safe transport and use of LNG by ships. Learn more from Clear Seas.

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April 8, 2019

Environmental Impact of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubbers) in Canadian Waters

Clear Seas is investigating the environmental impact of different ways commercial marine ships can comply with January 2020 regulations limiting sulphur emissions, particularly the effect of scrubbers in Canadian waters.

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