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Canada’s Ports Must Prepare for 21st-Century Trade Deals

(Wendy Zatylny – Globe & Mail)

The maritime trade winds that have helped chart Canada’s economic course for decades are shifting dramatically.

As Canada’s Port Authorities gather in Belledune, N.B. – one of the National Port System’s key Atlantic gateways – it’s clear that the shipping world is going through a remarkable transformation and that Canada has a unique opportunity to advance its global leadership into the top ten nations when it comes to supply chain efficiency.

Expanded trade agreements between Canada and international partners are making our world smaller. Traditional trade patterns are changing. Competition to carry and receive cargo is intensifying. Navigating this new environment effectively is crucial to Canada’s economy and our standard of living. Read more here.