The Halifax Port Authority and Hamburg Port Authority agreed to work to decarbonise the shipping corridor between the two ports.
ore specifically, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Halifax Port Authority and the Hamburg Port Authority is now in effect, signed in Hamburg on 29 September 2022.
The focus of the collaboration will be on:
- Port infrastructure for bunkering, and the exporting of green hydrogen and derivatives in the Port of Halifax;
- Port infrastructure for bunkering, and the importing of green hydrogen and derivatives in the Port of Hamburg;
- Fostering collaboration between value chain partners, shipping lines and other interests to advance the use of green energy on the corridor;
- Lobbying for aligned regulatory measures, financial incentives, and safety regulations, as well as working with local communities;
- Sharing knowledge and technology and establishing industry contacts to enable the acceleration of decarbonisation within this route.
In addition, with the sign of the agreement, the two port will advance renewable hydrogen technologies, while also accelerating the global energy transition;
The collaboration aims to enable Canadian companies to deploy their technologies more easily in the German market, and at the same time to provide German companies with opportunities to invest in growing manufacturing capabilities in Canada.
We have a long relationship of cooperation and share a mutual drive and commitment toward sustainability and digitalisation. It seems only natural that we continue to collaborate to decarbonise a significant trade route between our two ports
Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO of the Halifax Port Authority, said.