Port of Halifax wins IAPH Digitalization Award


November 2, 2023, Halifax, NS – The Halifax Port Authority and project partners have been recognized at this year’s International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Sustainability Awards in the “Digitalization” category. Project partners in Data Enhancement Framework 2 (DEF2) are BlueNode Inc. (Everstream), PSA Global, Port Saint John, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, and Sentient Hubs.

By integrating data from cargo handling and transport, operations, and other factors in an accurate and interoperable system, this project builds an assessment of CO2e intensity associated with operations showing per container and per metric ton amounts of carbon.

“The Port of Halifax is striving to do things differently. This is how we will address the challenges we collectively face as port, transportation, and supply chain partners,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO of the Halifax Port Authority.  “Building infrastructure at the right time, using technology to unlock capacity, decarbonizing the supply chain, these are all goals that our industry is working toward. If we are to reach these goals, we need to work collaboratively, and we need to find new ways to get there. Through the PIER, our living lab in the Port of Halifax, DEF2 is one such collaborative project.”

The jury commended the comprehensive near real-time emissions monitoring and mitigation as well as the timely concept and clear framework design that included tackling multiple UN SDGs in collaboration with several stakeholders from the industry and ports abroad. An article related to the project can be found here.

About the Port of Halifax:

The Port of Halifax meets the needs of today’s shipping, cargo and cruise operations, while building for the future. Initiatives are underway to increase the flow of goods and people through the Port of Halifax, increase efficiency and identify future opportunities.


Lane Farguson
Director, Communications & Marketing
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-7375
[email protected]