November 13, 2023 | Circular No. 11603

Dear Member,

It is my pleasure to inform you of two new additions to our team.

Effective today, Capt. Cedric Baumelle will be assuming the role of Director, Marine Operations. Cedric has over 25 years of experience in the maritime industry and has worked as a deck officer and Master on several types of merchant vessels, as well as being an electronic navigation instructor on ship simulators. Cedric then transitioned to shore-based positions where he joined Transport Canada Marine Safety in Ottawa as the national manager for cargo inspections and port state control, followed by a period in which he managed the TC office in Montreal.  In  2020 he joined the Laurentian Pilotage Authority as an expert advisor, and earlier this year, Cedric returned to Transport Canada where he was the Marine Pilotage Program National Manager in Ottawa.

I am also pleased to note that Nathan Phillips will be joining our team in the newly created position of Policy Analyst as of November 20th.  Nathan has strong shipping, trade and research experience, having worked for a major container operator as  Deputy Port Captain and terminal operations representative since 2021, and as an Import Operations Specialist for Fedex Trade Networks from 2019 to 2021.  In addition, Nathan holds Bachelor degrees in International Development (from Calvin University in Michigan) and Psychology and Music (from the University of Alberta), and is currently pursuing Master’s studies in management and sustainable development at HEC Montreal.

I am looking forward to Cedric’s and Nathan’s contributions to the Federation and service to Members in the weeks and years ahead. Please join me in welcoming them, and do not hesitate to reach out at any time.

Cedric Baumelle mobile: 438-378-5580

Nathan Phillips mobile: 438-522-6546


Chris Hall
President & CEO