Modernizing fees for Marine Cargo Services

Current status: CLOSED
Opened on February 13, 2019 and closed on April 5, 2019.

Transport Canada is proposing to simplify and adjust fees for marine cargo services. Canada's marine transportation sector relies on, and benefits from, services that Transport Canada provides. Our marine safety inspectors ensure higher-risk marine cargo is safely loaded and stowed. We are inviting Canadians to review the proposal for marine cargo fee modernization, and to voice their opinions on the proposed adjustments.

Share your ideas

Register at to provide your comments on discussion questions or upload a document through the Submission tab Modernizing Fees for Marine Cargo Services

Who is the focus of this consultation?

All Canadians are invited to participate in the online consultations. Those with a particular interest may include:

  • Marine industry professionals
  • Industry stakeholders
  • Business owners
  • Vessel owners and operators
  • Safety professionals

Key questions for discussion

  1. Are our proposed changes to the current fees, as well as the proposed fees, reasonable? Why or why not? 
  2. Are the proposed service standards acceptable for your business? 
  3. What challenges or opportunities could these fees present for your business? 
  4. Do you have any other comments on the Marine Cargo Fee Modernization Proposal?

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