The MoU was signed by Jens Meier, the CEO of the Hamburg Port Authority, and Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO of the Halifax Port Authority.
The MoU targets the port infrastructure for bunkering, and the exporting of green hydrogen and derivatives in the Port of Halifax. For the port of Hamburg the agreement includes fostering collaboration between value chain partners, shipping lines and other interests to advance the use of green energy on the corridor.
The MoU also considers sharing knowledge and technology and establishing industry contacts to enable the acceleration of decarbonisation within this route.
The co-operation between the two entities aims at advancing renewable hydrogen technologies; accelerate the global energy transition; support cooperation between the two countries in expanding the global hydrogen economy; and provide opportunities for Canadian and German companies.
“We have a long relationship of cooperation and share a mutual drive and commitment toward sustainability and digitalisation,” said Captain Gray. “It seems only natural that we continue to collaborate to decarbonise a significant trade route between our two ports.”
“The Halifax Port Authority and Hamburg Port Authority are demonstrating leadership in this sector,” said Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia.
“They are not waiting for the arrival of hydrogen to begin their operational changes. They are doing the work today.