About us

The CSL Group Inc. (CSL) is a leading provider of marine dry bulk cargo handling and delivery services and the world’s largest owner and operator of self-unloading vessels.

Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, we are a Canadian-based, privately-owned shipping company with commercial operations around the world. Our regional offices are located in Halifax, St. Catharines, Winnipeg and Vancouver (Canada), Boston (USA), London (UK), Bergen (Norway), and Sydney, Whyalla, Perth and Karratha (Australia).

Approximately 1,500 people worldwide – both shipboard and ashore – are employed by CSL. Through our operating divisions, – Canada Steamship Lines, CSL Americas, CSL Australia, CSL Asia, CSL Europe and CSL Transhipment – CSL owns and operates a highly diversified fleet of specialized self-unloading vessels, off-shore transhippers and Handysize bulk carriers.

We deliver millions tonnes of dry-bulk cargo a year for customers around the world in industries ranging from construction and steel to energy and agri-food. The cargo we transport includes iron ore, grain, coal, salt, aggregates and sugar.

Business Philosophy and Values

An essential part of our business philosophy is our integrity and commitment to our customers. By combining CSL’s resourcefulness and know-how, together with over 100 years of cargo-handling experience, we provide sound shipping solutions that ensure the reliability and productivity of our customers' shipping and transhipment operations.

Safety and environmental stewardship are fundamental corporate objectives and core values at CSL – and both are intrinsically linked to the company’s long-term growth. We continually seek practices and technologies that will enhance the safety of our employees and our environmental performance.

At CSL, we take our role as a corporate citizen very seriously and are proud to support the communities in which we operate in the areas of education, environment and social affairs. Our philanthropic mission is to support efforts that make a long-term and noticeable difference in the lives of people and the environment.

Corporate Responsibility

CSL is committed to operating in accordance to the highest ethical standards. To ensure exemplary ethical conduct that goes beyond laws and regulations, we are guided by a Code of Corporate Responsibility, an Anti-Corruption Policy and an CSL Environmental Policy.

CSL encourages employees and others to report any breaches to our commitment to ethical conduct through EthicsPoint, an anonymous and confidential reporting mechanism.

Above all, CSL values integrity, ethical conduct, a safe, healthy and respectful workplace and a high regard for the environment.