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    Contract awarded to awarded Chantier Naval Forillon in Gaspé see more

    the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, was in Gaspé to announce the contract award for the construction of the new Near-Shore Fishery Research Vessel (NSFRV), the Canadian Coast Guard’s first-ever diesel-electric hybrid vessel with a Battery Energy Storage System, designed to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels.

    Following an open competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, awarded Chantier Naval Forillon in Gaspé, Quebec, a contract to build a diesel-electric hybrid NSFRVThis contract was awarded for $55.5 million (excluding taxes) as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, and will create and maintain up to 90 highly skilled and well-paying jobs in the region.

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     October 20, 2023
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    The new sewage wastewater electrochemical treatment system does not rely on disposable filters. see more

    Taking action on climate change and ensuring sustainability in operations is a priority for the Government of Canada. In support of Canada’s Greening Government Strategy, the Canadian Coast Guard is committed to finding innovative solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of its fleet while continuing to provide essential services to Canadians across the country.

    After nearly ten years of research and engineering work with Montréal-based clean-tech company, Terragon Environmental Technologies, the Canadian Coast Guard is proud to introduce the first  Sewage  Wastewater Electrochemical Treatment Technology System (WETT-S™) now in operation on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Earl Grey. This is the first-ever WETT-S™ being commissioned on a Canadian Coast Guard ship and in the world...

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    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—February 21, 2023 — Global Spatial Technology Solutions  (“GSTS” or “the Company”), a Maritime Intelligence company today announced that it will collaborate with the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) in providing a Green Shipping Corridor capability using the OCIANATM platform. The Green Shipping Corridor capability enables vessels to establish an initially low and ultimately zero-carbon emissions route while matching their arrival with berth availability and maintaining compliance.   
    “We are extremely pleased to be working with the Montreal Port Authority on this initiative. As an original OCIANATM consortium member, MPA has proven to be a leader in Innovation and Environmental stewardship. OCIANATM has been designed collaboratively with ports, shipping lines and terminal operators to improve efficiency, minimize risk and reduce emissions on a global scale”, said Richard Kolacz, GSTS CEO. “This proprietary capability will enhance end-to- end logistics management and enable the optimization of goods delivered by sea, which accounts for 90% of global trade.” 
    OCIANATM is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that provides maritime vessel and port optimization and maritime risk management solutions for the global maritime market. The AI platform ingests a wide range of operational and oceanographic data sets and through proprietary analysis, supports decision making related to the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on all of the world’s waterways. 
    “The Port of Montreal is committed to emission reductions and optimizing efficiency for all vessels arriving to Montreal. We have been working with GSTS to ensure that the capabilities they develop meet the needs and objectives of ports and shipping lines”, stated Martin Imbleau, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with GSTS to showcase their innovation in the maritime sector as we continue to lead innovation and environmental initiatives at the port.” 
    About GSTS
    GSTS is a leader in Artificial Intelligence solutions for the maritime domain. Our solutions are designed to save lives, energy, and the environment on a global scale through the use of innovative applications based on emerging data sets and analytics. We provide decision support intelligence to optimize logistics and manage risk and compliance in the maritime sector. For more information, visit

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    Minister of Transport announces Canadian Green Shipping Corridors Framework and Canada joining the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission -

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     February 21, 2023
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    Sustainable coatings company to help shipping industry transition towards net zero emission see more

    Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT), a leading sustainable coatings company transforming the marine transportation sector, has announced the successful closing of its CAD$10 million Series A financing round. The round was led by BDC Capital’s Climate Tech Fund, in collaboration with a global syndicate of climate, ocean and maritime investors including Seventure Partners’ Blue Forward Fund (France), Stolt Ventures (UK), the investment arm of Stolt-Nielsen, Farvatn Ventures (Norway), Melancthon Capital (Canada), Invest Nova Scotia (Canada), and other new and existing investors.

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     April 14, 2023