Inside CSL

Our Company and Values

We have a long history of innovation

Our humble beginnings can be traced back to 1845 and a paddle steamer on the Richelieu River

We operate around the world

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, we have offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa

We are a leader in sustainable shipping

We prioritize decisions that have a positive impact on people and the environment

About Us

We are The CSL Group Inc., a world-class provider of complex marine solutions with a history that dates back to 1845. We are the world’s largest owner and operator of self-unloading vessels, the third-largest cement carrier, and a leader in high-efficiency transhipment solutions. 

We are proud to provide a broad range of shipping and handling services to customers around the world. Our fleet consists of a wide range of specialized self-unloading ships, bulk carriers, multi-purpose product vessels, transhippers, and barges, making us a leading provider of marine dry bulk cargo handling and delivery services. 

We transport and tranship millions of tonnes of dry bulk commodities each year, representing over 50 types including iron ore, aggregates, grain, cement, gypsum and salt. 

Our team consists of approximately 1,500 people globally, working in a wide range of positions on board our ships and in shore-based functions. We are dedicated to the well-being and development of our employees, promoting a corporate culture that values high ethical standards, a safe and healthy workplace, and respect for the environment.

Short Sea Shipping

We specialize in short-sea shipping, which means we transport and handle cargo along coastlines or within a regional area, and many of our vessels are specifically designed for coastal or regional navigation.

When compared to road and rail, short-sea shipping is the most energy-efficient mode of moving cargo. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, alleviates road congestion and offers cost-effective transportation solutions for regional trade.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to set the standard for safer, smarter, and cleaner shipping toward a sustainable future that benefits people, our planet and our customers.

We’re deeply committed to striving for zero harm in everything we do. We use innovative technologies and data analytics to optimize our operations, delivering the best possible service and maximum efficiency, while minimizing risks to people and the planet.

CSL is a company that’s driven by purpose and guided by values, and we’re committed to creating a brighter, more sustainable future for all.

Our Values

We Put People First

We value our people and empower them to be the best that they can be.

We conduct ourselves with integrity

Our word is our bond.

We are innovators

Ingenuity and entrepreneurship define us.

We are customer-centric

We are committed to providing customer service excellence.

We strive for excellence

We reflect quality in everything we do and strive to exceed expectations.

We strive for Zero Harm

We prioritize the safety of our employees, our customers, our communities, our environment and our assets.