The Chamber of Shipping has been the public voice of the marine industry on Canada’s West Coast since 1923. Trade between North America and Asia relies on Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway, and benefits the entire nation. The Chamber highlights the importance and impact of shipping, and works to ensure that policies are being followed to optimize safe and efficient transport.
The Chamber is committed to building and maintaining constructive relationships with legislators at all levels. Meetings between members and other influential marine partners and stakeholders are solution-driven, aimed at achieving the best outcome for all involved. The Chamber provides input at the highest levels of marine policy-making, thanks to close working relationships with a number of Canadian, U.S., and international marine and business associations.
The Chamber’s Board of Directors is composed of eleven members who provide governance, policy direction, and industry oversight to the activities of the association. Board members also chair standing committees which deal with day-to-day local issues. The secretariat reports wider national and international issues which have, or the potential to have, a bearing on the marine industry, either commercially or operationally.
I have been fortunate to work in many amazing organizations and collaborate with a significant number of diverse stakeholders. I am passionate about building value in the shipping industry in Canada and North America while encouraging sustainable business practices that will ensure the viability of our industry and the protection of our national ecosystem.
Since 1923, the Chamber of Shipping has been the representative voice of the marine industry on Canada’s West Coast. Today more than ever before, that voice needs to be heard. North America’s trade with Asia is undergoing continual growth and Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway is the key to the trade efficiency that the entire nation benefits from.
The Chamber of Shipping Constitution dates back many decades, and continues to include the following purposes:
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