Win a Trip on a Great Lakes Eco Ship at Canal Days

The Chamber of Marine Commerce and Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) are offering freighter fans the chance to get an up close and personal view of one of the new eco-ships now transporting cargo on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system.

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence ship operators are investing more than $4 billion on modernizing their fleets with cutting-edge technologies that significantly reduce marine shipping carbon and air emissions and improve navigation and crew safety.

The Chamber of Marine Commerce has partnered with CSL on the “Win A Trip on A Great Lakes Ship” contest as part of its 2nd summer festival program to raise awareness in Ontario of marine shipping’s investment in innovation and environmental stewardship.

The contest will be the star attraction at the Chamber of Marine Commerce’s booth at 39th Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival in Port Colborne, on West Street between Victoria and Kent Street.  The Chamber is also sponsoring the Empire Sandy cruises during the festival.

“This is a rare opportunity to see first-hand all the bells and whistles on a world-class 21st century Great Lakes freighter as it sails through one of the most beautiful areas in the world,” Bruce Burrows, President of the Chamber of Marine Commerce, said. “At the same time, the winner will get to stay overnight on the ship and see how a Great Lakes shipping crew lives and works as they support commercial trade in Canada.”

Ontario residents that are 18 or older will have the opportunity to fill out an entry at the booth for a chance to win the prize — the opportunity for the confirmed winner and one (1) guest to participate in a one and half day experience aboard a CSL Trillium-class vessel between September 1st, 2017 and October 31st, 2017 or May 1st, 2018 and October 31st, 2018.

Full Details of the contest prize and rules are available at

The contest will also be available to enter at the Chamber’s booth at the Brockville Ribfest on August 12-13th and on its website at until August 13, 2017 at [11:59] p.m. ET. The winner will be chosen on August 17th.

About the Chamber of Marine Commerce

The Chamber of Marine Commerce is a bi-national association that represents more than 130 marine industry stakeholders including major Canadian and American shippers, ports, terminals and marine service providers, as well as domestic and international ship owners. The Chamber has merged with the Canadian Shipowners Association, combining resources to advocate for an efficient regulatory climate that promotes a strong and competitive marine industry for the benefit of all industry stakeholders throughout the bi-national Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region and along the eastern seaboard and northern coasts.  Based in Ottawa, Canada, the merged entity will continue to be called the Chamber of Marine Commerce.

About Canada Steamship Lines

Canada Steamship Lines is a division of The CSL Group, the world’s largest owner and operator of self-unloading vessels. Headquartered in Montreal with divisions based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, CSL delivers cargo annually for customers in the construction, steel, energy and agricultural sectors.

Source – Marine Chamber of Commerce press release



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