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Industry Insight: A lifetime in B.C.'s tug industry...Leo Stradiotti, North Arm Transportation...Few in B.C.'s tug industry can claim more experience than Stradiotti. And that experience is put to good use for both North Arm Transportation and the Council of Marine Carriers.
Tugs & barges: A new era for Island Tug and Barge...For the first time in over 50 years, the Shields family has handed over the helm of their marine businesses to a new owner - Tidewater Transportation and Terminals.
Tugs & barges: B.C. tug industry update...Lack of skilled labour a common issue...One additional common thread that was especially heartening to see was the amount of optimism reported when forecasting for next year.
Pilotage waivers: Tug industry deals with stricter waiver criteria...From immediate actions taken during the days that followed the Nathan E. Stewart, to risk assessments and a new Standard of Care, the consequences of the incident are still being felt.
Shipping & terminals: First potash shipment a success...With the departure of the first shipment of potash from Pacific Coast Terminals, an important milestone was met and the success of many years of work realized.
Exercise Salish Sea: The many benefits of practice...The many agencies involved with the simulated emergency response walked away with valuable lessons learned, new relationships, and a new appreciation for what it will take to effectively respond.