The Chamber of Marine Commerce provides a unified voice throughout North America to support the sustainable growth of marine commerce in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Arctic and East coasts.
We represent not only marine industry service providers, but also their customers: large industrial companies that need competitive marine systems and services in order to get goods and materiel to and from market. We represent not only marine industry service providers, but also their customers (i.e. large industrial companies that need competitive marine systems and services in order to get goods and materiel to and from market.).
Our members include:
- Domestic and international ship owners and ship operators;
- Canadian and U.S. ports;
- Industrial shippers of key commodities (including grain, iron ore, steel, cement, sugar, salt, coal, etc.);
- The St. Lawrence Seaway;
- Terminals, elevators, and logistics companies;
- Marine service-related companies; and
- Cities and municipalities and other stakeholder groups.
Benefits of Membership
- Representation in negotiations with / presentations to federal, provincial and state governments and other key stakeholders on matters related to commercial marine transportation.
- Regular contact by CMC with Members of Parliament, Congress and political staff
- Special opportunities to advance industry policy positions in Canada and the United States when policy is being formed or input is being sought by regulators / legislators
A Connection to the broader marine community:
- Opportunity to network with marine industry leaders at CMC’s Annual Marine Club Luncheon in Toronto, attended by over 200 executives, government officials and industry stakeholders.
- Opportunity to advocate side by side with other marine industry stakeholders at “Marine Day on the Hill” event and other special engagements created by CMC
- Opportunity to understand and shape the national perspective on key issues facing marine shipping and get alerts and updates on emerging developments
- Direct participation in, or member briefings on industry forums, which have included the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (National and Regional), United States Coast Guard Marine Industry Day, Marine Advisory Board (Canadian Coast Guard), Pilotage Advisory Committees, Seaway User Committee, Transport Canada Ballast Water Working Group (co-chair), International Maritime Organization, Marine Environmental Protection Committee (Canadian Delegation)
- Connection with the International Chamber of Shipping, as CMC is a Board Member
Technical and environmental expertise:
- Marine Operations and Marine Environment Committees addressing broad range of operational, technical, environmental, and emerging issues.
- Founding member of the Green Marine environmental program – certifying environmental excellence in the marine industry
- Generation, collection, and provision of industry research and statistics
Public relations program: