The Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) has been representing the interests of Canadian companies with domestically flagged vessels for over 100 years.
The domestic marine transportation industry plays an essential role in Canada's industrial and natural resources economy, providing communities and industries with reliable, economic and environmentally sustainable transportation.
The Association advocates in the development of marine policy, regulations and operational matters for ship owners operating vessels on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Waterway, the Arctic and the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada.
The mandate of the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) is to promote safe, sustainable, and competitive domestic Short Sea Shipping in Canada. In keeping with this mandate, the Association supports a national policy conducive to the development and maintenance of the Canadian-flagged fleet in the inland, coastal and Arctic waters of Canada, in an effort to foster the growth of a Canadian marine transportation industry.
The CSA monitors Canadian and U.S. government legislative and regulatory actions, initiatives by various international marine organizations, political trends and public policy relating to navigation, safety and the Canadian shipping environment. The CSA advocates on member issues with government and key stakeholders and conducts strategic communications and public relations campaigns.
The CSA is a member of the International Chamber of Shipping and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The CSA is part of the Canadian Delegation at the IMO.