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pollution


  • Three Canadian fleets recognized as top fuel-savers by SmartWay

    October 9, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Three Canadian carriers were recognized this week by the EPA SmartWay program for significantly reducing their CO2 emissions. Thirty-seven organizations were recognized during the 2009 SmartWay Excellence Awards, including Bison Transport, Challenger Motor Freight and MacKinnon Transport.

  • Lufthansa may drop cargo fleet if night flights banned

    September 3, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    FRANKFURT, Germany—Deutsche Lufthansa Cargo Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said the company could give up its fleet of cargo planes if night flights were banned at its main hub in Frankfurt.   Spohr said that it would no longer pay for Lufthansa

  • Glasvan Great Dane showcases first pluggable hybrid-electric terminal tractor

    August 26, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Glasvan Great Dane and Capacity of Texas yesterday showcased what they claim to be the very first pluggable hybrid-electric terminal tractor (PHETT) available in Canada. The Capacity PHETT was introduced to media and customers at a special unveiling

  • US proposes to slash harmful ship emissions along the nation’s coastlines

    March 31, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Environmental Protection Agency has asked the International Maritime Organization to create an emissions control area (ECA) around the nation’s coastline. According to the EPA’s data, the creation of an ECA would save up to

  • Vessel slapped with $15,000 fine for P.E.I. oil spill

    February 17, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The BBC Nordland will have to pay a $15,000 penalty for illegally discharging a pollutant in Canadian waters, a Prince Edward Island court heard.   The Gibraltar registered general dry cargo vessel was docked at the Port

  • Canada moves to safeguard Arctic waters from pollution

    February 3, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Legislation has been introduced in the House of Commons that would enhance Canada’s sovereignty over Arctic waters and protect them from pollution. The coverage would give Canada greater and more effective control over marine activity in the

  • Legislation aims to protect Arctic sovereignty, control over marine activity

    December 9, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont.–Canada’s Transport Minister, John Baird, has introduced legislation in the House of Commons to enhance Canada’s sovereignty over Arctic waters and protect them from pollution.  This aims to give Canada greater and more effective control over marine activity in the

  • OTA welcomes grant for anti-idling technologies

    November 4, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is hailing a provincial government announcement that promotes anti-idling technologies. The four-year, $15 million grant program is designed to assist operators of commercial vehicles in the battle against climate change, by investing

  • What a waste: EPA cracks down on idling waste haulers

    November 3, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    STOUGHTON, Mass. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proven it’s serious about enforcing anti-idling laws, most recently handing out a US$27,200 idling fine to Waste Management. The company was accused of violating the state of Massachusetts’ five-minute idling limit

  • BREAKING NEWS: Ontario announces incentives for hybrid commercial vehicles

    October 31, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario government has announced it is making $15 million available for the purchase of environmentally-friendly commercial vehicles, such as hybrids. The four-year program was announced yesterday afternoon and will cover hybrid and alternative fuel commercial vehicles.