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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30

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Ships will sound their horns in Canada to support urgent need to vaccinate seafarers

June 22, 2021 – Ships will sound their horns at ports across Canada at 12 noon (local time) on June 25th — the Day of the Seafarer — as part of a worldwide effort to recognize the critical role marine workers have played during the pandemic and to urge governments to prioritize vaccinations for crews...
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Chamber of Shipping celebrates World Oceans Day

The Chamber of Shipping celebrates this year’s theme for World Oceans Day – The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods – while applauding the on-going collaboration with the Government of Canada, Indigenous communities, port authorities, and community and industry stakeholders on measures to protect our oceans and coastal communities. “Marine transportation is essential to world trade and global economies,” said Robert Lewis-Manning, President of the Chamber. “Our...
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The Ships are Still Sailing

Chamber of Shipping’s President, Robert Lewis-Manning joins Stu McNish on Conversations that Matter to discuss how industry has been collaborating to ensure that goods movement and commerce continues in Canada.
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Action Needed to Restore Canada’s Supply Chain

Vancouver, February 14, 2020 – Western Canada’s marine and waterfront industry is urgently calling on the Federal and Provincial Governments to redouble efforts to lead the de-escalation of tensions and removal of blockades which are inhibiting the safety of our highly skilled workforce and impeding the movement of goods through Canada’s supply chain. We are...
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Chamber of Shipping Warns that CN Rail Disruption will have Long-term Consequences

VANCOUVER, November 22, 2019 – While it is encouraging that the parties continue to negotiate, the impacts of the current CN Rail disruption and the probability that it will extend into a second week is untenable. The Chamber of Shipping calls on the Government of Canada to acknowledge this exceptional situation and act accordingly to resolve this situation...
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Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan Needs Improvement

Ottawa, November 5, 2019 – Today, the Chamber of Shipping released a Report Card on the progress of the Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) as it relates to commercial shipping. Overall, the fifty-plus programs under the OPP have had varied levels of success. Certain programs have suffered from a lack of resources and a lack of...
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Open Letter to Party Leaders

October 15, 2019 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Leader of the People’s Party of Canada Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada Yves-François...
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World Maritime Day 2019 – Calling for Gender Equality

Vancouver BC, September 25, 2019 – Today we are pleased to celebrate World Maritime Day and proud to support this year’s theme, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.”   The Chamber of Shipping joins the International Maritime Organization in its aim to raise awareness of the important contribution of women in the maritime sector and the...
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