Independent Marine Ports Association of Atlantic Canada
Since its inception in 2005, the Independent Marine Ports of Atlantic Canada (IMPAC) has focused on collaboration and best practices to make sure all its 14 member ports remain safe and viable, compliant with regulatory requirements, and meet the social and economic marine transportation needs of their communities.
The association’s mission is to facilitate networking, exchange of information and representation for member ports and associate members.
Presently the major items that are being supported by the organization:
1) Development of Economic opportunities for all ports and communities within the periphery of each port through joint cooperation and support of other dependent groups that will prepare each port for today’s as well as the future.
2) Continuation of infrastructure improvements and expansion of operating facilities around each port that will continue to ensure that water transportation remains the least expensive method to get all goods to offshore markets.
3) Continue to ensure that all IMPAC ports remain sustainable as the sustainability of independent marine ports signifies not only the sustainability of the shipping and port-related enterprises but also the sustainability of many dependent businesses and communities.