JUST RELEASED! POSITION PAPER: Policy and Principles of a Canadian National Maritime Single Window
Posted by: ITS Canada
October 6th, 2022


The Maritime Modal Supply Chain Techincal Committee is pleased to announce the release of the position paper entitled "Policy and Principles of a Canadian National Maritime Single Window". Click here to download the position paper.

The Honorable Minister Alghabra announced on October 13 new actions to ease supply chain regulations and make it easier to ship goods. In that announcement the Government of Canada shared how it is mplementing $17 million over five years through several new initiatives that streamline regulations and reduce bureaucracy across our supply chains.

This commitment of $17 million was made in Budget 2022, and will go towards several new initiatives to make sure the rail, marine, and air modes of transportation work together more seamlessly to make it easier to ship goods. Here are some examples of initiatives:

  • * Amending the Canada Transportation Act to allow Transport Canada to offer digital service delivery to transportation operators across modes, saving time and money;
  • * Working towards a Maritime Single Window, a uniform system that would enable digital information exchange between all stakeholders regarding vessel arrivals, departures, and stays;
  • * Collaborating with industry to develop an approach to eliminate paperwork and shift to the use of electronic shipping documents for the transportation of dangerous goods via the road, rail, and air;
  • *Launching the Pre-load Air Cargo Targeting (PACT) to improve the security of air cargo through the supply chain.

This announcement is an early step towards addressing the recommendations identified in the National Supply Chain Task Force’s final report released on October 6, 2022, particularly around modernizing transportation regulations. 

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