Labour and skills shortages have become an acute problem in the Canadian marine sector. Industry leaders are now launching new initiatives to attract the next generation of workers.
Marine Delivers Magazine
As recently as five years ago, the maritime industry in Cleveland was facing a crisis that threatened to shut down commerce at the Port of Cleveland – putting at risk $3.5 billion in annual economic activity and more than 20,000 jobs. The problem wasn’t the specter of tariffs, labour issues, or anything one might traditionally suspect – the threat was sediment, and where to put it while keeping commerce flowing and local water sources clean.
The St. Lawrence Seaway is embarking on its 60th anniversary with innovative technology and renewed infrastructure that will soon welcome a lot more vessel traffic from around the world.
The Logistec brand is widely known in Canada and the United States throughout the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions. But it’s much more than a vast network of stevedoring facilities, increasingly encompassing innovative environmental services. In an exclusive interview, Madeleine Paquin, president and CEO,
talks business expansion and the supply chain industry’s challenges.
Shipping companies are helping scientists to gather essential data on endangered whales and other cetaceans to better understand and protect the marine mammals. The captains and crews from an increasing number of companies are improving the knowledge base of the Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON) based in Rivière-du-Loup by reporting whale and other cetacean sightings.
In a world shipping environment where it’s largely a question of innovate or perish, such Canadian carriers as CSL Group and Algoma Central Corporation are pioneering new technologies on and off ships to render their operations smarter, safer, more efficient and generally more competitive.