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Greenhouse Gases (GHG)

  • Ottawa unveils plan to reduce heavy duty truck GHG emissions

    April 15, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    BOUCHERVILLE, Que. – Canada’s Environment Minister, Peter Kent, announced proposed regulations Friday to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. The proposed regulations are designed to reduce emissions from the whole range of on-road heavy-duty vehicles and engines,

  • Canada’s GHG emissions remained steady in 2010 despite economic growth, reports show

    April 15, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions remained steady in 2010 while the economy grew, according to Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent. Kent said there is good progress being made towards the Conservative government’s  sector-by-sector approach to reduce our greenhouse

  • CN recognized for climate change disclosure

    November 8, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    MONTREAL, Que. — CN has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its approach to the disclosure of climate change information. The CDP represents 551 institutional investors with US$71 trillion in assets under management. For the third consecutive

  • Trucking incentives program gets GrEEEn light to continue

    October 26, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    WINNIPEG, Man. — A Manitoba-based trucking incentive program has been given the “GrEEEn” light to continue. Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT), together with the University of Manitoba Transport Institute and the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) have reintroduced the GrEEEn (Economically

  • Industry experts explain why green logistics are smart logistics

    October 13, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    VAUGHN, Ont. — Adopting sustainable supply chain practices is no longer an option, it’s what you have to do to stay in business was the message delivered at an SCL breakfast meeting  addressing sustainability issues today. ” Green is not

  • Fednav welcomes first in series of 14 new ships

    September 21, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    MONTREAL, Que. — Fednav Limited has welcomed the latest ship in its fleet, the Federal Sable, at a naming ceremony at Ouhua shipyard, in Zhoushan, China. The ship was named after the town of Sable River, N.S. The 37,200-DWT handysize

  • Port Metro Vancouver partnership helping cut port-related emissions

    September 1, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Port Metro Vancouver and two Washington State ports continue to make significant progress in the cross-border effort to reduce port-related emissions in the Georgia Basin – Puget Sound air shed, according to the Northwest Ports Clean Air

  • Feature Environment

    Is buying local truly the best way to reduce GHG emissions?

    August 1, 2011 by Ken Mark

    To quote Kermit the Frog, “It’s not easy eating green.” Much of the confusion stems from transportation’s role in the food chain’s total carbon footprint. When sustainability issues started to grab headlines, environmental activists began targeting the impact of food

  • WWL chops CO2 emissions by 21% in 2010

    March 30, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    OSLO, Norway — Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics cut its CO2 emissions by 21% last year, compared to 2009.  The company attributed the change to increased fleet optimization and utilization. The company also reported results of its low-sulphur fuel policy, which has allowed

  • Green Marine program adds 50th member

    January 26, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. — Green Marine, a program aimed at improving the shipping industry’s environmental footprint, has added New York-based Roymar Ship Management as its newest participant. Roymar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TBS International, manages TBS’ entire international fleet including

  • Bison set to receive 200 heated trailers for LCV operation

    January 4, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport’s order of 200 new 53-ft heated trailers is set to arrive early this month. The addition of these new units will be added to Bison’s existing 3,000-plus fleet of dry, heated, refrigerated and multi-temp trailers.

  • Purolator adds 200 hybrid-electric vehicles to fleet

    December 3, 2010 by Canadian Shipper

    DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Purolator has nearly doubled its hybrid-electric fleet in Canada, with the addition of 200 HEVs. The addition makes Purolator the logistics company with the largest number of hybrid-electric vehicles in North America, the company announced. “As our