CMC welcomes new Minister of Transport

January 12, 2021 — The Chamber of Marine Commerce, representing Canada’s ‘home-town’ shipping fleet, its key shippers, ports and suppliers, would like to welcome Omar Alghabra as the new federal Minister of Transport.

Bruce Burrows, President and CEO of the Chamber of Marine Commerce, said: “The industry is looking forward to working with Mr. Alghabra on the marine sector’s green agenda, while ensuring the country’s economic trading objectives through the important Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River gateway are also addressed.”

“We intend to advance our Marine Economic Recovery Plan and collaborate closely with the Minister and his team on addressing the policy priorities and outstanding regulatory challenges, in particular around ballast water management, pilotage and governance of high water matters in the St. Lawrence Seaway.”

Find out more about the Chamber’s position on:

Marine Economic Recovery Plan

Ballast Water Management

High Water

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About the Chamber of Marine Commerce

The Chamber of Marine Commerce is a bi-national association that represents more than 130 marine industry stakeholders including major Canadian and American shippers, ports, terminals and marine service providers, as well as domestic and international ship owners. The Chamber advocates for safe, sustainable, harmonized and competitive policy and regulation that recognizes the marine transportation system’s significant advantages in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence, Coastal and Arctic regions.


Media Contact:

Julia Fields

Chamber of Marine Commerce

(613) 294-8515