Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its partners announced an agreement to invest in a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project in western Canada – the largest of its kind in years that will carve out the fastest route to Asia for North American gas.
The shipowners gathered in ICS now warn the Canadian Transport Minister about the consequences of a potential moratorium on crude oil transports off the coast of British Columbia. Such a move would be "draconian" and could deter Canada's trade partners, notes ICS Secretary General.
Rederne i ICS advarer nu Canadas transportminister om konsekvenserne ved et muligt forbud mod transport af råolie ud for landets nordlige region British Columbia. Et sådant træk vil være "drakonisk" og kan afskrække Canadas handelspartnere, siger ICS' generalsekretær.
Canada has earmarked billions for shipbuilding and in the fall, Danish maritime companies will meet with Canadian authorities in the fall to discuss new partnerships. CEO of industry association Danish Maritime, Jenny Braat, describes the campaign as a milestone.
Maersk's towage company Svitzer is expanding its Canadian business with two ice-class tugboats in the Port of Montreal. More vessels are on the way. "A key milestone for Svitzer Canada," according to executive management.