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Darryl Anderson Managing Director, Wave Point Consulting
Momentum to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) froze thanks to the tone and tenor of President Trump. An “America first” approach driving a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the recent ratification of th...
Vancouver’s window of opportunity to build a global maritime business hub
A recent study published by Monitor Deloitte identified Vancouver as one of the top five international maritime centres that is becoming increasingly important for future investment decisions by ship owners. The study was commissioned by the European...
Artist’s rendering of the LNG Canada terminal proposed for Kitimat.
Two years has passed since last we checked in with Captain Mark Turner, Senior Marine Advisor, LNG Canada, to learn about the proposed multi-billion dollar state-of-the-art LNG export facility at the old Methanex site in Kitimat. At that time, LNG Ca...
Charles H. Cates, circa 1920. (City of Vancouver archives reference number AM54-S4-: Port P741.)
The Cates family name is very well known in Vancouver. It is due largely to one enterprising brother that the famous Cates towing company came into being. Almost every member of the Cates family was involved in the local maritime industries, but it w...
Nanaimo's Cruise Terminal can accommodate vessels of any size (photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)
Once again, Canada’s West Coast ports are gearing up for a busy cruise season which will see the return of favourites like the Disney Wonder, the Explorer of the Seas and the Crystal Serenity (which is going for a second year of Arctic adventur...