Canada Procurement posted an articleAmendment to response deadline closing time see more
Transport Canada's Clean Marine R&D Group has posted a request for proposals (RFP) on Buyandsell.gc.ca.
The objective of the RFP is to solicit marine demonstration projects that will:
- Advance and demonstrate the technological and/or commercial readiness of ZEPS (zero emission propulsion system) for Canada's domestic vessels;
- Characterize ZEPS (zero emission propulsion system) performance and benefits (e.g. fuel consumption reduction, operational and maintenance costs, potential for commercial sustainability);
- Identify technical, regulatory or codes & standards barriers to the adoption of ZEPS (zero emission propulsion system) for Canada's domestic fleet, including associated fuel infrastructure, and recommend potential mitigations/solutions; and
- Advance publicly-available science, research and knowledge about ZEPS (zero emission propulsion system) in Canada
CMISA posted an articleLaunch consultations on a voluntary guidance in-water cleaning of vessels see more
One of the main ways that harmful aquatic invasive species arrive, or spread, in Canadian waters is from vessel hull biofouling. In-water cleaning of vessel hulls can be an effective and important means to manage biofouling, provided it is conducted properly. At the last CMAC Environmental Standing Committee meeting, Transport Canada indicated it would soon launch consultations on a voluntary guidance regarding in-water cleaning of vessels of over 24 metres in length. This guidance is part of Transport Canada’s ongoing work to protect the Canadian marine environment from maritime activities.
This draft guidance is now available for review, and you are invited to share your views here: Let’s Talk Transportation. Public consultations will remain open until August 2nd, 2021.
Questions about the draft voluntary guidance can also be directed to email@example.com.
CMISA posted an articleSafety of life at sea see more
Ship Safety Bulletins are issued by Transport Canada's Marine Safety Directorate and are aimed at owners, authorized representatives and operators of commercial vessels, including other interested marine industry stakeholders. The bulletins are a source of accurate and up-to-date ship safety information, paramount to the safety of life at sea and one of the important mechanisms for conveying timely information pertaining to safeguards against identified risks and/or direction to industry.