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Talink's LNG-fuelled Megastar. Photo: Pjotr Mahhonin/Wikipedia
While it is striking to follow the continuing high level of innovation across the cruise industry as lines seek to differentiate themselves from the competition, it is no less interesting to note the extent to which the ferry industry is watching, le...
Port Alberni
In meeting with the leaders of our primary ports, Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Nanaimo, Victoria and Port Alberni, one is quickly reminded of how fortunate we are to have such a group of talented and dedicated CEOs who literally live and breathe their j...
Predicted expansion of world seaborne trade to 2050.
Many of you will have sat through presentations in which I have spoken to the pending crisis in world shipyards as a consequence of the financial crisis affecting most sectors of global shipping. That crisis has now been with us for the past two to t...
From the lobby of the Vancouver Maritime Museum: Steady Eddie
During the age of sail, a figurehead placed on the prow of a ship was common practice. Dating back thousands of years, these works of art sadly died out as naval architecture progressed and we eventually moved away from large-scale wooden ships....
Captain Phill Nelson and Leo Stradiotti stand with Joe and Sharon Gosse.
The Council of Marine Carriers and the organizing committee of the 22nd Tugboat Conference are to be congratulated on presenting such a relevant and  engaging three-day event. The conference, held from June 1 – 3 in Whistler, had the right...