“Among developed countries, there is currently nowhere in the maritime transport world more dysfunctional than North America,” so writes Dr. Mary Brooks in this article about NAFTA and short sea shipping corridors.

She says it is simply a statement of fact that other developed countries have assessed their regulatory climate for domestic shipping and made adjustments to reflect the modern reality of trade and transport in the 21st century. Dr. Brooks says Canada and the US have essentially retained their post World War II policies for far too long.

Written for the Study Group on Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management sponsored by the PanAmerican Partnership for Business Education, the article is based on work conducted prior to 2005.

The article explores the key issues with respect to further development of short sea shipping in Canada and in transborder trade with the US. To read more, click here.