Dr. Kate Moran, President & CEO, Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), has spent her entire career focused on the oceans. To call her an expert on issues like climate change or the impact of a carbon-based economy on the world’s seas would be an understatement. While recognizing that there is no silver bullet in moving from fossil fuels toward alternative energies and negative emission technologies, Dr. Moran is an optimist.
The shipping industry along our coastline has evolved over the centuries thanks to ingenious inventions such as the paddle, that enabled ancient mariners from no longer needing to pole their way along shallow inland waterways with rafts, to eventually being able to travel in deeper waters offshore through the invention of the dugout canoe. With the invention of the sail, human paddlers were replaced with the power of the wind, allowing for the transport of heavier loads over ever-greater distances and resulting in the eventual arrival of European explorers and settlers to our shores.
Shipyard employees, suppliers and key stakeholders gathered to celebrate the launch of the second large Canadian Coast Guard ship designed and built by Seaspan under the National Shipbuilding Strategy…
This bulletin informs you that the International Maritime Organization (IMO), at the 100th session of its Maritime Safety Committee in December 2018, approved newly revised guidelines on fatigue.
It is our pleasure to invite Captain Mark Turner, LNG Canada, to talk about the $40 billion Canada LNG project’s influence to our local shipping industry. Captain Turner’s career path is focused and primarily dedicated to the management, direction and overview of oil and gas, and marine related projects and operations internationally.
Donna Hais has been elected to Chair the Board of Directors for the Port of Nanaimo. Hais, CEO and General Manager of R.W. (Bob) Wall Contracting Ltd., was chosen by the Directors to lead the Board of Directors for a two-year term. Donna is also a former Chair of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce.
The second Vancouver Shipping Lunch of 2019 was held on June 6 at the Terminal City Club. It turned out to be a very successful event, attracting a diverse crowd with different shipping backgrounds. This time, the organizer, Vancouver ShipInvest and Management Ltd., invited Captain Mark Turner from LNG Canada and Mr. Dimitris Bouras from Metis Cybertechnology to be the lunch speakers. Obviously, the topic and speakers received a lot of interest from the local shipping community.