1. Michelin to ship tires by sail in effort to reduce emissions

    French multinational Michelin Tire has signed up to ship some of the tires it makes in Nova Scotia across the Atlantic to France on a cargo vessel powered mainly by sail.

    The agreement with Neoline, a startup shipping line based in Nantes, France, is being explained as an effort to reduce Michelin's greenhouse gas emissions.

    "This initiative and this new partnership promote innovation in the field of carbon-free transport," Pierre-Martin Huet, Michelin Group's supply chain director, said in a statement.

    Michelin has committed to move about 100 containers a year from Halifax to the port of Saint-Nazaire in Brittany on a yet-to-be-built commercial sailing ship when it begins a new transatlantic service in 2023.

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    1. This initiative and this new partnership promote innovation in the field of carbon-free transport.
    2. We want to put in action pragmatic solutions which we already mastered, but enhanced by new technologies. We developed these kinds of vessels in order to carry goods in an industrial way, but relying massively on wind propulsion.
    3. If we do not deliver the service, of course, [Michelin] can be released from their engagement, but otherwise it's a multi-year engagement and with the fixed price on our side.
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