The marine transportation sector is essential to Canada’s ability to efficiently move current and future trade volumes to and from world markets, and is therefore a key component of the government’s Blue Economy Strategy and of Canada’s overall effort transition to a new, post-pandemic economic normal.

From a marine shipping perspective, a successful Blue Economy Strategy must focus on actions and initiatives that appropriately balance Canada’s economic and trade growth objectives with its other major priorities related to advancing Canada’s climate agenda and moving towards a greener economy.

In broad strokes, this means pursuing projects that strengthen Canada’s ability to safely, efficiently and cost-effectively channel the growing volumes of trade that are expected to move through our ports over the coming years, while simultaneously investing in actions that ensure the health and long-term viability of the oceans and waterways that are crucial to the movement of trade overall.

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