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Capt. Yoss Leclerc
President at International Harbour Master Association


Captain Yoss Leclerc has over 30 years of experience in maritime logistics, transport and port operations.

During his career at sea, Captain Yoss Leclerc specialized in gas carriers (LNG, LPG), chemicals and oil tankers. Ashore, he has had the opportunity to work and collaborate in the strategic development of several major Canadian ports, such as the port of Metro Vancouver and the Port of Montreal.

As the head of Port operations for several Canadian Port Authorities, he provided expertise for many large and diverse projects including infrastructure projects, port optimization and marine industry digitalization. He has also represented Ports on government and industry committees and technical working groups.

In his current role as Vice-President, Chief of Marine Operations and Expert Advisor for the Port of Quebec, he led the development of the port safety management system, including the management and optimization of inland waterways and the implementation of the port's environmental impact assessment process.

His role as President of the International Harbour Masters’ Association enables him to work on various international maritime issues with organizations such as IMO, ILO, IMPA and PIANC.

Captain Yoss Leclerc holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master's degree in Business Administration with specialization in logistics and transportation from the University of Montréal. Yoss also sits on the board of Directors of the International Sailor Society of Canada.

Agenda Sessions

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