World Maritime Day 2020
The shipping community has a long and proud history in Canada and around the world. From the very early days of imperial expansion to our Merchant Navy Ships during both World Wars, to now, shipping remains the most reliable, efficient and cost-effective method of international transportation. It is key to the global economy and responsible for more than 80% of global trade and will be at the heart of the economic recovery from COVID-19.
Seafaring is not for the faint of heart. To all those who put their lives on the line every day as they travel across our vast, open, and unpredictable waters to provide supplies, security, defense and prosperity for us all – thank you!