Seaway leaders head for trade mission to Belgium, the Netherlands
A delegation of 23 representatives from the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. and Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. will begin a week-long trade mission to Belgium and the Netherlands, starting Oct. 3.
Programs and meetings during the mission will provide opportunities for delegates to make contacts with European maritime industry officials, the agencies said in a statement. The delegation includes representatives from port and terminal operators, shipowners and operators, shipping agents and labor.
“We recognize that the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp remain one of our best opportunities to grow our business,” said Richard Corfe, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. “In addition to promoting our system’s competitive advantages, we are also keen on observing and adapting for our own use the best practices applied in European ports.”