Harper Government Invests in Canadian Ports

Harper Government Invests in Canadian Ports

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Wai Young, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, recently announced that the Government of Canada is continuing its commitment to limit air emissions from the Canadian transportation sector.

The Government of Canada is pleased to launch the Shore Power Technology for Ports Program,” said Minister Lebel. “This $27.2-million contribution program will help Canadian ports install shore power, which will reduce air emissions from ships, protect the environment and health of Canadians, and further Canada’s economic prosperity.”

Shore power technology for ports, also called marine shore power or cold-ironing, is a leading-edge technology that allows ships to turn off their diesel engines while docked and connect to an electrical power supply at the port facility. This technology will improve local air quality by reducing air pollution from ships in some of Canada’s largest urban centres and will also contribute to ports’ competitiveness.

As we have seen with the success of shore power for cruise ships at Port Metro Vancouver, this program will also help Canada’s tourism sector to take advantage of growth opportunities, increase tourism revenues and create jobs in all regions of Canada,” said MP Young.

The Shore Power Technology for Ports Program builds on Transport Canada’s successful Marine Shore Power Program that was introduced in 2007 and concludes in March 2012. This demonstration program provided $2 million to Port Metro Vancouver to install shore power technology for cruise ships and $1.8 million to the Port of Prince Rupert to support the installation of shore power for container ships.

Following consultations with port authorities and terminal operators in winter 2012, a call for proposals will be issued this spring. Canadian Port Authorities and private entities engaged in operating and/or that own marine ports and terminals in Canada will be eligible for funding.

Funding for the Shore Power Technology for Ports Program was provided in Budget 2011 as part of the renewal of the Government of Canada’s Clean Air Agenda.

The Clean Transportation Initiatives will focus on aligning Canadian regulations with those in the United States and with international standards, improving the efficiency of the transportation system and on advancing green technologies. These initiatives will help Canada achieve its economy-wide target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020.

World Maritime News Staff, February 1, 2012; Image: PortMetroVancouver

 

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< May 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 23 June – 25 June

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo, to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23-25 June 2015, is dedicated solely to showcasing the very latest and next-generation electric and hybrid marine propulsion technologies, components and solutions.

Why visit Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo?

Expect to see technologies and components including:

• Test and measurement tools
• Simulation software
• Energy storage solutions including lithium-ion technology
• Electric motors
• Permanent magnet motors
• Microturbines
• Electric outboards
• Cooling systems
• Drive control systems
• Brushless motors
• AC/DC motors
• Super-capacitors
• Converters
• Inverters
• Diesel/electric generators
• Gen-sets
• Emission reduction technology
• Exhaust gas cleaning systems / scrubbers
• Waste heat recovery systems
• Electric/hybrid control systems
• Electric pod/bow/side thrusters
• Electric/hybrid propulsion technology and systems
• Electric/hybrid crane, winch, cargo door systems
• Hybrid electric drive systems
• Systems integration
• Ship-to-shore power
• Battery charging systems
• Fuel cell technology
• LNG/hybrid propulsion
Read more about the event here.

 

read more >

Offshore Accommodation and Access

Asia’s ONLY Event on Offshore Accommodation

Offshore Accommodation and Access is the only event in Asia that provides you the key to find cutting-edge accommodation solutions for your offshore personnel. Get the latest outlook from key players as well as technical, commercial and operational perspectives that drive the market.

More info

Contact Details:
Email: register@ibcasia.com.sg
Telephone: +65 6508 2401
Fax: +65 6508 2407
Mail: IBC Asia (S) PTE LTD, 111 Somerset Road, TripleOne Somerset #10-06 Singapore 238164

read more >

Global Tax Optimisation for Shipping

Singapore’s First Commercially-Focused Tax Event

Asia’s first commercially focused tax briefing will confront the complexities, bring case studies, review how other corporations are approaching the challenges, and offer insight into recent court rulings that can impact your company.

The 2 day briefing will provide updates, strategies and solutions for strategic as well as day-to-day tax challenges.

More info

Contact Details:
Email: register@ibcasia.com.sg
Telephone: +65 6508 2401
Fax: +65 6508 2407
Mail: IBC Asia (S) PTE LTD, 111 Somerset Road, TripleOne Somerset #10-06 Singapore 238164

read more >

Port Finance International Mexico 2015

Given the successful gathering last June of our 1st Port Finance International Mexico & LATAM, PFI will be holding the 2nd Mexican & LATAM PFI Forum.

This conference is a meeting point to understand Mexicans ports current and future opportunities and find solutions to challenges.

Mexico’s port development and operations is currently thriving, with great opportunities of product and service provider companies to access high value opportunities.

Mexico’s Infrastructure investment has grown from 3% of GDP in 2000 to nearly 5% in 2012.

A National Program has been launched, devoting nearly £65 billion to help modernize and develop four leading ports, construct ten specialized terminals and grow Mexico’s cargo handling capacity by 60%.

There has been a £2.9 billion investment into expanding the port of Veracruz which will increase the port’s terminals from 18 to 28 and enhance its cargo capacity to 116 million tons.

More info

read more >