The natural beauty of Victoria harbour is one of the region’s greatest assets. Greater Victoria Harbour Authority applies best environmental practices to all our activities at the deep-sea terminal at Ogden Point. Our goal is to ensure the health of residents, visitors and marine life.
Ogden Point is one of the few remaining industrial lands on Victoria’s harbour, a far cry from 1968 when industrial areas occupied almost the entire harbour frontage.
Specific initiatives at Ogden Point include water quality monitoring, air quality and noise mitigation strategies, recycling and waste handling, and catch basin/boom systems in case of oil or contaminant spills. Learn more about the details of these initiatives here.
GVHA has recently joined the Green Marine environmental improvement program for Ogden Point. Green Marine encourages participants to set reduction targets, as well as introducing new best practices in areas such as air emissions and greenhouse gases.
Air Quality Monitoring Station
As of 2011, the cruise lines calling on Ogden Point have committed to burn fuel with a sulphur content of 1.5 per cent or better (subject to fuel availability). The Ogden Point Eco Awards recognize cruise lines who go above and beyond in their efforts to reduce emissions while in port.
- Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Pearl (20 calls)
- Princess Cruises: Golden Princess (19 calls), Island Princess (2 calls), Sapphire Princess (20 calls), Sea Princess (13 calls)
- Burned fuel with 1 percent sulphur content or less while docked at Ogden Point throughout the 2011 season (average of all calls)
- Consistent use of equivalent alternative technology
- Completion of the Ogden Point Eco Awards application form
- Provision of ship fuel data or description of alternative technology used
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