An industry-wide National Shipbuilding and Marine Industries Partnership Project has been announced by the Newfoundland’s (Canada) Minister of Industry. The project will seek solutions to guide industry and government efforts to improve the competitiveness of Canada’s marine industries and to capture opportunities for growth.
It is a short-term project is lead by the private sector. The Project Team will be comprised of representatives of ship owners, large and small shipyards and offshore establishments from every region of Canada engaged in the sector. Management and labour will be equally represented and provincial governments will be invited to participate.
Canada has considerable expertise in the industrial marine sector but the global markets are distorted by subsidies and market access restrictions, which cannot be changed quickly. Recommendations sought will be based upon realistic and practical assessments of markets and competitive practices of other nations.
The project team will be asked to examine policy of options concerning trade, innovation, skills, and investment and to rank the measures in priority of importance and to segregate them into immediate and longer-term measures.
Office of the Ministry of Industry, Ms. Heidi Bonnell Tel: +1 613 995 9001