• Methanol-fueled vessels mark one year of safe, reliable and efficient operations

    Waterfront Shipping and partners celebrate an exciting year... Read more »
  • Cruise ship industry contributes $3.2 billion to the Canadian economy in 2016

    Economic impact expected to continue growing as passenger visits rise again in 2017 Read more »
  • Seaspan Ferries celebrates double commissioning of new LNG-fuelled vessels

    Industry, friends and family welcome the Seaspan Swift and Seaspan Reliant to the West Coast... Read more »

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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 secon...
From left to right: Christopher Fee, Projects Manager at Oldendorff; Peter Mantel, Managing Director of BMT SMART and Scott Jones, Director of Communications at Oldendorff.
Oldendorff Carriers and BMT SMART (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, announce a new agreement which has led to the roll out of fleet performance management technology onboard Oldendorff vessels.  Based on BMT’s unique on board data collecti...
Robert Allan Ltd.’s 150th Sanmar-built tug for Svitzer’s Silver Bullet Project
The Svitzer Hermod and Svitzer Chirripo are the first two of six customized Robert Allan Ltd. RAstar 2800 class terminal support/escort tug designs for Svitzer’s “Silver Bullet” fleet replenishment program. Svitzer Chirripo will be...
Thomas S. Hawkins, Maritime Lawyer with Bernard LLP
Somewhat in keeping with the theme of this month’s issue, namely vessel safety, the Federal Court released a decision in January dealing with a loss of containers at sea and questions regarding application of the Hague-Visby Rules to on-deck ca...