Success requires collaboration

The port authority and the ECHO Program team are grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our many participants from across the marine transportation industry, including federal agencies, shipping associations, ship agents and operators, pilots and others. Last year, thanks to the voluntary participation of over 80 marine transportation organizations, underwater sound intensity was reduced by nearly half in key foraging areas within southern resident killer whale critical habitat. This significant reduction in underwater noise couldn’t be achieved without our valued participants from across the marine transportation industry, as well as our many partners, advisors and collaborators.

Participating marine transportation organizations

Participants in the ECHO Program’s 2023 voluntary initiatives are listed below:*

ACGI Shipping Inc. Alaska Tanker Company
Barika Marine Ltd Canpotex Shipping Services Limited
Carnival Cruise Line Colley West Shipping
Council of Marine Carriers CSL Americas
CSX Intermodal Disney Cruise Line
DRAX Egon Oldendorff GmbH
Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corporation Fairmont Shipping (Canada) Ltd
Fednav International GFY Marine Group Inc.
Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg Sud
Holland America Line HMM America Shipping Agency, Inc.
Hurtigruten Expeditions Inchcape Shipping Services
Kirby Offshore Marine LBH Shipping Canada Inc.
Maersk Mason Agency Ltd.
MOL (Americas) LLC Montship Inc.
MSC – Mediterranean Shipping Company (Canada) Mur Shipping BV
Navitrans Shipping Agencies West Inc Norton Lily International Inc.
North Arm Transportation Oceania Cruises
Pacific Basin Shipping (Canada) OOCL
Pacific Northwest Ship & Cargo Services Pacific Basin Canada Ltd.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Pacific Industrial & Marine
Saga Welco AS Princess Cruises
Seaspan Robert Reford
SM LINE Corporation SAAM Towage Canada
Seabourn Sino Star Management Ltd.
Swire Bulk Pte Southern Gulf Islands Whale Sighting Network
Trans Mountain Tidewater Transportation Canada Inc.
Vancouver Island Agencies Trans-Oceanic Shipping Agency Ltd.
Varamar Valles Steamship (Canada) Ltd.
Westward Shipping Ltd. Waterfront Shipping Ltd
Wheelhouse Shipping Agency Ltd. Westwood Shipping Lines Inc
Wilhelmsen Ships Service Wilhelmsen Port Services, Inc.
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Yang Ming Shipping (Canada)

*This list will be continuously updated as confirmation of organizations’ intention to participate is received.