BC Shipping News - May 2017 Highlights

By BCShippingNews
April 25 2017
BC Shipping News - May 2017 Highlights
Exclusive articles and updates on commercial marine activity on the West Coast of Canada...

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Industry Insight...Shawn McBride, King Bros. Ltd.: Maintaining a legacy...While processes and technology have changed the daily work details, the consistency of service remains a bedrock for the company.

Tankers...Tankers in context...by Captain Stephen Brown...Increased traffic does not represent increased risk so long as port or airport expansion is managed and risk, real or perceived, is sensibly mitigated...

LNG...LNG Canada pushing forward despite FID delay...Despite the decision to delay the Financial Investment Decision, the project is still very much alive and making impressive progress to ensure success.

International Shipping...Vancouver's window of opportunity to build a global maritime business hub...Deloitte identifies the VIMC as a key factor in the increased competition from Canada to encourage ship owners to establish their primary business activities in Vancouver.

International Shipping...All hail THE Alliance?...by Chris Gould...The new super-company will command a 6.5 per cent market share -- making it the sixth largest container shipping firm in the world.

Risk Management...Deplorable footwear and its connection to fleet risk reduction...by Dermot Loughnane...Dermot Loughnane draws a line from the state of crews' shoes, through the chain of causation, to how ships' managers can improve safety through personal motivation.

Social Licence...Make-believe, nice-to-have, or must-have for a sustainable marine shipping sector? ...by Dr. Richard Wiefelspuett...While there is widespread consensus that the industry supports businesses and lives across the country, it is no secret tha marine shipping operations face increased public scrutiny.

Legal Affairs...The duty to honour -- Gitxaala Nation v. Canada...by Megan Nicholls...When the Crown contemplates conduct that might adversely impact potential or established Aboriginal or Treaty rights, it has a duty to consult and, where appropriate, accommodate these rights.

Plus:

  • History Lesson: Black gold for B.C. - Vancouver's first shipment of Alberta crude oil...by Lea Edgar, Vancouver Maritime Museum.
  • And much, much more!

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