Halifax – The Minister of Transport, the Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, today announced the creation of the Green Shipping Corridor Program, an investment of $165.4 million, and launched a call for proposals under this program. The program will establish green shipping corridors and help decarbonize the marine sector in major shipping areas along the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and Canada’s east and west coasts.
In addition, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, was at the Port of Vancouver today to echo the announcement.
The program will be delivered through the following two streams of funding, both of which will contribute to reducing Canada’s pollution in the marine sector and to the development of green shipping corridors that ensure shipping is clean and reliable:
- The Clean Ports stream, which will provide funding to support the adoption of clean technology and infrastructure at ports and terminals; and
- The Clean Vessel Demonstration stream, which will provide funding to study, test, and pilot clean fuel propulsion systems for shipping vessels.
Applications for funding under the two streams will be accepted starting today through Transport Canada website. This program will support the delivery of innovative projects in the marine sector to help keep our economy growing strong, ensure goods get to Canadians, and keep our air clean.
(Port of Halifax photo)