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Canadian carriers: EU agreement is unfair

The Canadian shipowners believe that the country's government has signed an agreement with the EU that will undermine the sector and lead to unfair competition.

One of Canada's major shipowners' associations, the St. Lawrence Shipoperators Association (SLS), believes that Canada's government has signed a trade agreement with the EU that could become a major threat to the country's shipping industry.

As in the US, where the maritime industry is protected by the Jones Act legislation, sailing between Canada's ports is subject to the Coasting Trade Act.

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