The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) is the voice of the commercial marine industry.

Our members are:

  • Domestic and international ship owners and ship operators
  • Canadian and U.S. ports
  • Industrial shippers (esp. grain, iron ore, steel, cement, sugar, salt, coal, ...)
  • Canadian and American Seaway corporations
  • Terminals, elevators, and logistics companies
  • Marine-related companies

The CMC represents over 170 companies that rely on marine transportation to deliver products and materiel that serve people all over the world. Grain, sugar, salt, iron ore, steel, stone, cement, aluminum, clothing, furniture, computers, electronics and most consumer goods, ... almost everything, at least in part, has been on a ship.

Check out CMC's Fickr site 


NEW! Download the Chamber of Marine Commerce's 2014 edition of Marine Delivers magazine.

Every year, the bi-national Great Lakes - St. Lawrence marine shipping industry is responsible for:

  • $35 billion in economic activity
  • 227,000 jobs
  • $5 billion in federal, state/provincial taxes
  • $14 billion in employment wages
  • saving thousands of heavy trucks from congesting our roads and highways
  • reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions: Rail and trucks would emit 19% and 533% more carbon emissions respectively if these modes carried the same cargo the same distance as Great Lakes - Seaway ships (CO2 grams per metric ton/kilometer)


The Toronto Port Authority's 153rd Beaver Hat Ceremony Opens Port of Toronto 2014 Shipping Season, Apr 8, 2014
Serious Ballast Water Management Convention Problems Still Need To Be Resolved By IMO, Apr 8, 2014
Port of Cleveland's Express Service Underway, Apr 7, 2014
Shipping season opens with promise of more diversified cargo, Apr 7, 2014
Cement Makers Holcim and Lafarge Agree to Merge, Apr 7, 2014
Port of Windsor receives first lake freighter of shipping season, Apr 4, 2014
Seaway Opens 56th Navigation Season, Mar 28, 2014
Seaway, shippers, ports investing heavily on anticipation of growing demand, Mar 28, 2014
Transport Canada Transfers Sarnia Port Facility to the City of Sarnia - Includes investment of over $8.5 million to support operational costs and maintain facilities, Mar 28, 2014
EPA defends sulphur limits, Mar 5, 2014
Green Marine Welcomes Three New Participants, Feb 26, 2014
Port of Windsor Tonnage Surges in 2013, Jan 22, 2014
CMC publishes 2014 edition of Marine Delivers magazine, Jan 16, 2014

Hon. Pierre Poilievre speaks at CMC Marine Club Luncheon, January 19, 2012

2014 Port of Green Bay Symposium, Apr 23, 2014
27th Annual Windsor Marine Event, May 1, 2014
Second National Maritime Strategy Symposium: Domestic Shipping Opportunities, May 6, 2014
Mari-Tech 2014, May 7, 2014
Maritime Industry Congressional Sail-In, May 7, 2014
SODES AGM & Luncheon Meeting, Jun 5, 2014