March 4, 2024 | Circular No. 11637

Dear Member,

Members are required to have an arrangement with a Response Organization in accordance with the terms of Section 167. (1)(a) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.  Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC) is Transport Canada’s certified Response Organization (RO).

We have received a letter and a notice from ECRC regarding an increase in the annual registration fees applicable to bulk oil and non-bulk oil ships, effective April 1, 2024.  This is the first such increase in the registration fees by ECRC since its inception in 1998.  The 40% increase raises the current registration fees of $750 to $1,050 per ship.

Please contact the undersigned if you have any questions or comments.


Mario Minotti,
Director, Finance & Administration