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).
July 4, 2017
The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released Into Aqueous EnvironmentsAlthough crude oil spills are infrequent in Canada their consequences to the environment and impacted local economies, as well as on human health, can be profound.
June 19, 2017
Why Seafarers MatterToday, 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.
Canadian Council of Academies
May 24, 2017