Statement on Ports Modernization Review “What We Heard” Report

Banner image

Statement on Ports Modernization Review “What We Heard” Report

October 30, 2020

OTTAWA, October 30, 2020 – The Association of Canadian Port Authorities welcomes the release of the feedback collected by Transport Canada as part of the Ports Modernization Review.

Canada Port Authorities (CPAs) are already amongst the most efficient and cleanest in the world.  However, global supply chains continue to evolve rapidly and the need for intermodal partners to work together to ensure this sustainability has never been clearer.

As the “What We Heard” report notes, Canada’s ports play a key role in supporting the economy and global trade.  Every year, CPAs handle more than 340 million tonnes of cargo – the majority of which Canadians rely on daily, directly and indirectly employ more than 213,000 people, all while supporting local and regional economic development in communities from across this country.

As highly-competitive and efficient players in a dynamic global transportation system, CPAs have been quick to introduce and adopt new digital technologies to optimize operations and quickly identify critical supplies during Covid-19. We are eager to work with government and stakeholders to continue this forward-looking approach.

Further, CPAs prioritize environmental protection and regulatory compliance; in support of this, CPAs implement sustainability programs, voluntary initiatives and research partnerships.  All 17 CPAs are members of Green Marine, a leading international environmental protection program.

As Canada moves towards a post-pandemic recovery, we look forward to continuing to help power Canada’s economic recovery in a safe, sustainable and inclusive manner.

Wendy Zatylny, President – Association of Canadian Port Authorities

***

For more information:

Michel Hachey
Director, Brand Management
mhachey@acpa-ports.net