Canada Steamship Lines was recognized as one of “the best and brightest in North American shipping,” winning the prestigious Inland/Coastal/Lakes Operator of the Year award at the 2015 Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards Dinner.

“This recognition solidifies CSL and its new generation of Trillium Class vessels as the market leaders in safe, efficient and environmentally responsible shipping in the Great Lakes and St-Lawrence Seaway,” said Allister Paterson, President of Canada Steamship Lines.

“Our Trillium Class vessels reflect CSL’s philosophy to continuously strive for operational and service excellence, to invest in innovation and to actively pursue opportunities to improve our environmental and safety performance,” added Rod Jones, President and CEO of the CSL Group. “In North America and throughout our global divisions, CSL conducts its operations based on core values and a business approach that reflect this philosophy.”

Before a crowd of 250 marine professionals, Dan McCarthy, Canada Steamship Lines’ Vice-President of Marketing and Customer Service, accepted the award on behalf of CSL.

“CSL is proud to be accepting the award in the company of industry leaders such as Green Marine, the innovative organisation committed to strengthening the marine sector’s environmental performance,” said Mr. McCarthy. “Collaboration among industry, government, customers and marine professionals is essential to drive forward the environmental and technological advances necessary to ensure a strong future for shipping throughout North America.”