Canada: Government Invests in Port of Halifax
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, announced federal funding for new technology development at the Port of Halifax.
“A strong and efficient transportation sector is critical to Canada’s future economic growth. I am proud that our government has supported these two Intelligent Transportation Systems projects, which will improve the efficiency of the supply chain, reduce costs, and increase the satisfaction of customers moving goods through Atlantic ports,” said Minister MacKay. “Ultimately, these will increase safe, efficient and reliable traffic flows while reducing environmental impacts.”
“Advanced technologies make it possible to improve operational safety, security, efficiency and environmental responsibility without changing the existing infrastructure,” said Karen Oldfield, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Halifax Port Authority. “We look forward to working with our stakeholders to identify technologies that can improve operations, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. The integrated port logistics system will use a market-driven approach to prioritize solutions, define business requirements, and develop and market the technologies. We appreciate the federal government’s support of technology advancements that ensure we remain a highly competitive port.”
Press Release, April 23, 2013