On Friday, the Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate (VMCC) held its kick-off celebration, which included over 140 guests and two Federal Ministers. The VMCC mission is focused on reducing the carbon footprint of the maritime and shipping community. Its membership and partners already includes a broad reaching cross section of local and regional industry players that have national and global reach. They include ship owners, energy providers, ship design and engineering organizations, classification and regulatory bodies, innovators, ports and terminals (both Port of Vancouver and Port of Prince Rupert), academia, inland ferry operators, industry associations, as well as maritime service providers supporting both the domestic captive and transient fleets. The Chamber of Shipping is part of VMCC’s Steering Committee and is a signatory to the VMCC’s Memorandum of Understanding. Learn more at https://vmcclimate.ca.