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CMC launches post-COVID marine economic recovery plan

July 31, 2020

The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) has developed a post-COVID recovery proposal to improve marine transportation’s safety and efficiency. The seven-point plan aims to create jobs and boost trade potential while protecting the environment.

Marine shipping has played a vital role in Canada throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that the marine supply chain continued to move goods within Canada, over to the United States, as well as into international markets.

CMC is emphasizing the essential role that the maritime industry must continue to play in Canada’s economic recovery with proposals to strengthen the supply chain and ensure a sustainable future.

The environmental areas of focus include:

  • Investments in marine transport innovations that reduce the sector’s GHG and other air emissions
  • Better protection for the North Atlantic right whale

The plan also emphasizes the importance of building climate resiliency into marine infrastructure, and focusing R&D into more effective ballast water treatment measures.

Over the next couple of months, the CMC will be promoting this plan to federal government politicians and other relevant stakeholders to help inform and contribute to policymaking for the Canada’s economic recovery.

Click here to view the full plan.