Vancouver, 5 June 2006: Transport Canada’s Marine
Transportation Workshop

Transport Canada’s Marine Safety department is currently conducting a research into implementation of the Green Ship Strategy in Canadian Ports.

A workshop was organised by Transport Canada to discuss elements that will be included in the departments 2007-2009 Sustainable Development Strategy. Key industry representatives, regulatory agencies and environmental experts provided their views on an issue paper that was prepared for the workshop.

Jan Fransen delivered a presentation on the ‘Green Award’ program that provided useful information for the experts to consider in their deliberations. Interest continues in Canada to implement the Green Award program, but further study has been proposed.






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