Airlines, shippers pitch feds on sustainability to keep up with other countries

MONTREAL — Airlines and marine shippers are asking Ottawa to beef up funding for sustainable transport, money they hope will flow toward green supply chains as well as updates to existing infrastructure.

Ahead of the federal budget to be tabled April 16, a pair of transportation groups say incentive programs, loans and grants are essential to help companies reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and keep pace with other countries’ transportation networks.

Investors and would-be suppliers need incentives to start churning out sustainable aviation fuel — not a drop of which is produced in this country — to match new programs in the United States that aim to cut airplane

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