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Project dates
01/10/2021  – 14/10/2021
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Riley Chervinski

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Shoreline Cleanup at Whittier Park and a sustainable article about refill stores for Tourism Winnipeg.

Project Description

I partnered with two local organizations — Hike Manitoba and CPAWS Manitoba — to host a shoreline cleanup at Whittier Park and two other trails in Winnipeg. I also wrote an article about refill stores in Manitoba for Tourism Winnipeg. Six people attended the shoreline cleanup, and we gathered 9+ bags of plastic and trash from the shores of the Red River near downtown Winnipeg. We plan to do another shoreline cleanup in spring with a larger group. I also wrote a 600+ word article for Tourism Winnipeg about Manitoba’s refill stores, many of which just opened in the last year or two. Storeowners said they saw an increase in foot traffic from my article.

By picking up 9+ bags of trash and plastic from Whittier Park and two other trails around Winnipeg, we helped divert plastic from our waterways and help beautify the parks and public spaces in Winnipeg. Everyone who walked by us thanked us, and hopefully it allows others to respect the land as well.

Biggest Challenge

The biggest challenge was communicating with both organizations to try and coordinate a time, a place and to market the event properly.

Valuable Takeaway

I learned that people WANT to get involved and help out — especially when it’s a physical activity like a shoreline cleanup.


The final highlight of 2022 was the celebration of our 41st year by hosting an All Staff Christmas Party to celebrate the closure of the past 2 years and thank everyone for their hard work despite the challenges of the Covid restrictions. As the company enters its fourth decade and the start of a new era in shipping, it leaves the past in a much stronger and robust condition than pre-covid times.

Founded by Bill and Lindsay Speedy in 1981, Oceanbridge has not only become a leading mover of international cargoes by air and sea to and from New Zealand, but it has also made a bigger name for itself in the Australian market in recent years.
The leadership team of Bill, Scott, Alister, and Paul has fostered a positive work environment and made the company a place where employees are proud to be. They are never afraid to jump in and help where required and set a great example to all staff members.

Despite the challenges of the logistics industry, Oceanbridge has persevered and will continue to do so… and this is a milestone worth celebrating! 🎉

📷 clockwise from top left:
Lindsay and Bill serving drinks and snacks on Golf Day
Alister mulching at our adopted park, Patuone Reserve, alongside Brendan and Steve
Scott after jumping off the Sky Tower for charity, alongside Alister
Paul and Scott getting ready to unpack containers, alongside Rachel and Dan

#oceanbridge #oceanbridgeshipping #12daysofchristmas #oceanbridge12daysofchristmas

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Oceanbridge believes in leaving the world a better place than when we arrived. This principle is represented by our staff, with their generous spirit, and as a company.

Like in previous years, throughout 2022, Oceanbridge donated to many charities, including the Order of St John, Auckland Rescue Helicopter, Surf Life Saving New Zealand, the SPCA, Harbour Hospice, and Youthline.
The company also free-shipped humanitarian aid for both Syria and Ukraine.

Oceanbridge sponsors numerous sports events to help upcoming youth achieve their dreams, including the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland Regatta and the Billabong Grom Series surfing competition. We also sponsor various industry organisations, including WISTA (Woman in Shipping) & North Harbour Club & Charitable Trust which hold events throughout the year.
Many staff attend these events and find the information provided by the organisation and networking opportunities with similar-minded individuals invaluable ✨

#oceanbridge #oceanbridgeshipping #12daysofchristmas #oceanbridge12daysofchristmas

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A walk down memory lane! As 2022 is slowly coming to an end and the days are getting longer again (something that is worth celebrating if you live north of 60) I’m looking back at my time as an OceanBridge Ambassador with oceanwiseyouth

I didn’t have a chance to read the Collection of Stories prior to leaving for my trip so now is the perfect time to look back and reflect.

What an awesome time we had!

#diverseocean #oceanwise #oceanbridge #leaderstoday #sustainability #ocean #canada

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Oceanbridge Shipping has operated a sub-brand in New Zealand named Oceanbridge Container Agencies (OCA as we know it) for some years. It evolved out of one of our very successful (but now gone) Liner Agencies, APL.

This change identified that exporters still needed a party that knew Liner Shipping but needed personal service from port to port and often for the same commodities. The OCA team are typically all ex-shipping line backgrounds and know the services, markets, and ‘speak’ to get export cargoes to their overseas buyers with the least fuss 🚢

Since 2016, OCA has grown successfully and now sits in a unique market position. Working with a wide variety of exporters, OCA now moves many thousands of containers of New Zealand-made products annually.

In 2022, a leadership transition saw this solid team grow and be guided by industry veteran, Matt Devitt, ably supported by Rachel Brand and a solid team of industry-experienced people 🤩

If you are a New Zealand exporter looking for better service and not being recognised by your usual shipping line, then give OCA a call!

#oceanbridge #oceanbridgeshipping #12daysofchristmas #oceanbridge12daysofchristmas

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"„Ocean Bridge“ - Oregon, USA 🌊
From a moody morning at one of the most iconic places along the coast of Pacific Northwest 😍 Can you spot janinaalena ?"
Image by manueldietrichphotography
📍Pacific Northwest
#artofvisuals #bevisuallyinspired #landscapephotography #oregoncoast #oceanbridge

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2022 has been a memorable year for Oceanbridge staff. Worldwide supply chain issues have kept us on our toes and Oceanbridge staff have persevered, ensuring our clients have been informed every step of the way.

During 2022, we celebrated many things together, including staff anniversaries, birthdays, babies, engagements, weddings, and more 🥳
1 Oceanbridge staff member celebrated their 25-year anniversary, 2 celebrated their 20-year anniversary, 3 celebrated their 15-year anniversary, 4 celebrated their 10-year anniversary, and a whopping 23 celebrated their 5-year anniversary. These milestones do not go unnoticed, and we are so grateful for their loyalty and hard work over the years 🥇

Here are some fun facts about Oceanbridge staff 🧐
😎 42% of Oceanbridge staff have been with the company for over 5-years
💥 20% of Oceanbridge staff have been with the company for over 10-years
🌏 Oceanbridge staff are made up of 32 different nationalities
🗣 Collectively we speak over 17 languages fluently

We are very proud of the diverse culture that Oceanbridge has and are thankful to all our staff who make it such a wonderful place to work 💙👏

#oceanbridge #oceanbridgeshipping #12daysofchristmas #oceanbridge12daysofchristmas

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Oceanbridge Australia has had another awesome year! ✨
2022 has seen the team in Australia go from strength to strength, and over the course of the year, we have increased our staff numbers and opened our first Brisbane office.

2022 Highlights for Australian offices include:

👦 Welcoming Jonathan Cousins to the new role of Australian Country Manager (Jonathan has been with OCB for over 10 years in the AKL office)

🏚 Officially opened our office in Brisbane & confirmed the Sydney office upgrade for Q1 2023

🚶‍♂️ Completed a walking challenge, collectively walking 1750 kms, and raised money for charity

🚢 Toured Patricks Port in Melbourne

👀 1st annual Australian Sales Conference hosted in Sydney

⛳ Social Activities, including Golf & Dinners

🎄 Joining the team in NZ for the Christmas / belated 40th anniversary Party

⚙ Logixboard dashboard to clients roll out has started

Oceanbridge Australia is growing quickly in a dynamic market, where our customer service levels are winning hearts and minds.

Our team are dedicated, hard-working, and fun, and we are thankful to be working with this wonderful group of people 🤩

#oceanbridge #oceanbridgeshipping #12daysofchristmas #oceanbridge12daysofchristmas

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During 2022, we have seen many airlines return to New Zealand 🥳… therefore the capacity for air freight cargo has increased significantly over the last 12 months ✨
The Oceanbridge Airport office has had a very busy year managing import and export air cargo and keeping up with continuous service changes in this fast-paced environment 📦✈️

Our team at the airport office has maintained certifications in IATA, Dangerous Goods handling, and Civil Aviation Security, and we are very excited that the growth of our airfreight team has meant we will relocate to a larger premises in Q1 2023... so watch this space 👀

#oceanbridge #oceanbridgeshipping #12daysofchristmas #oceanbridge12daysofchristmas

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This year saw our Tauranga office move from strength to strength 💪
Kerri-Anne James took on the role of Tauranga Branch Manager and has been doing a wonderful job leading our team in the Bay of Plenty ✨

The Oceanbridge Tauranga team has an awesome attitude and works well together… they also take full advantage of their location by doing group walks up the mount almost every day! 🥵

This, coupled with their efforts around the community fundraising for Pink Ribbon week and the Cancer Society, make us so impressed by the fantastic environment they have created for each other each & every day 💙

#oceanbridge #oceanbridgeshipping #12daysofchristmas #oceanbridge12daysofchristmas

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Oceanbridge Shipping is a champion of charitable efforts, and our staff are always willing to contribute where they can 💙
Throughout 2022, Oceanbridge staff have volunteered to:
🥪 make kids' lunches
🌱 plant & mulch trees
🐭 catch pests in local parks
❤ donate blood
🏃‍♀️ walk/run for charity
🧁 bake for charity
⛳ play golf for charity
🔗 collected can tabs for Kidney Kids
😲 even jump off the sky tower for charity

Not only have our staff donated their time, but together they have raised over $5000 for multiple charities - including SPCA, Cancer Society, Fred Dingle Foundation, and the Black Dog Institute.

Needless to say, we are so impressed with the determination our staff have to make this world a better place 🌏🤩

#oceanbridge #oceanbridgeshipping #12daysofchristmas #oceanbridge12daysofchristmas

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Moving into the North Island today, we would like to celebrate the 50% growth of our Napier team 🙌

The Oceanbridge Napier office is run by a customer service-focused and very driven team, who strive to ensure our customers in the central North Island receive the best possible local support 💯

They do an impressive job, and we are looking forward to seeing what the future brings 🤩

#oceanbridge #oceanbridgeshipping #12daysofchristmas #oceanbridge12daysofchristmas

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Under The Ocean Bridge

#underpier #oceanbridge #waterandsand #sand #watercolor #oceanlife #watersea #pierbridge #oceanbeach #oceanviews

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Next, we would like to acknowledge the Oceanbridge team in Christchurch and their efforts in giving back to the community. Here are some images of their hard work at the Port Saddle plant out earlier this year.

This annual event was arranged by Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust and LPC and is a project to restore 17 hectares of LPC-owned land to native trees and wildlife. Over 500 shrubs and trees were planted, overlooking a beautiful view of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour 🌞🤩

The team is looking forward to going back in years to come to see how the trees have grown and are proud to know that they have played a small part in the restoration ✨

Oceanbridge Christchurch is known throughout the area for its generosity and community spirit, and we are so proud of them all 👏

#oceanbridge #oceanbridgeshipping #12daysofchristmas #oceanbridge12daysofchristmas

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Witnessing the opening of the
#tseungkwanocrossbaylink 🌁🎊🎊
#crossbaybridge #nightview
#doublearch #steelbridge 🌁 #tseungkwanolamtintunnel
#tkocrossbaylink #steelbridges #bridge #doublearchbridge #doublearches #crossbaybridge #bridgeconstruction #construction #constructionlife #construct #oceanbridge
#baybridge #crossbaybridge
#將軍澳跨灣大橋 #跨灣大橋 #雙拱橋 #雙拱鋼橋 #鋼橋 #建築大工 #海上橋 # 將藍隧道

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