Canada’s Chamber of Commerce evaluates the possibility of a multi-stakeholder project, in order to create a green shipping corridor in the Great Lakes, as an effort to encourage the uptake of clean energy sources.
According to the CMC, a dedicated green corridor, on a port-to-port basis, could involve all parts of the marine supply chain. This perspective was outlined in the latest issue of the Chamber’s Marine Delivers magazine.
A project like that could establish the feasibility of using cleaner energy sources (hydroelectric power, biofuels, and possibly hydrogen, methanol or ammonia) within the geographical and operational boundaries of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region.
As described, the dedicated green corridor would showcase, expand and test new technologies, infrastructure and policies, while establishing benchmarks and measuring carbon-reduction progress.
Marine is already the greenest mode with all domestic vessels accounting for only 0.59% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019
…said Bruce Burrows, CMC’s president/CEO.
Moving more cargo on inland ships offers the opportunity to significantly reduce overall emissions from the transportation sector — 68% of which is caused by trucks and cars
…Bruce Burrows continued.
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