BC Shipping News – Volume 8, Issue 6
Focus on B.C. Shipyards
Industry Insight: The three Rs of business: Relationships, reputation, respect…Lance Bracewell, Bracewell Marine Group…Throughout his 30-plus-year career, Bracewell has earned the reputation of being a fair businessman whose biggest priority is to see his customers “float away on their boat happy.”
B.C. Shipyards: Busy pace continues for B.C.’s shipyards. Optimism for the coming year is equally positive with the only shadow coming from potential tariffs and trade wars that are causing some businesses to sit up and pay attention.
B.C. Shipbuilding: Honouring B.C.’s legendary shipbuilding industry…By Cameron Cathcart…Why isn’t there something tangible on the Vancouver waterfront to salute the legacy of B.C.’s proud and illustrious shipbuilding industry?
Tugs: National historic significance of tugboats celebrated…With the SS Master serving as a backdrop, representatives from government and industry were on hand to describe the role tugs played — and continue to play to this day — in developing British Columbia’s economy.
Tanker Traffic: Twelve truths about tanker traffic…By Robert G. Allan, P.Eng., FRINA, FSNAME, Executive Chairman, Robert Allan Ltd…Critical facts about marine oil transportation both locally and globally with a focus on the preventative safeguards which result in tanker shipping being one of the safest transportation modes in the world.
Ferries: Corrigan’s focus now on worldwide ferry industry…Since leaving BC Ferries in early 2017, former CEO Mike Corrigan has taken on a role that continues to see him in a leadership position in the ferry sector — this time though, it’s as the CEO of Interferry, representatives of the ferry industry worldwide.
Technology: Wärtsilä’s wireless inductive energy transfer from shore to vessel storage system…By Mark Keneford, General Manager Marine Solutions, Wärtsilä Canada…With the marine industry’s increasing acceptance of hybrid propulsion systems, charging the ship’s batteries is a necessary procedure when the vessel is in port. The challenge, finds Keneford, is addressing the short turnaround time.
- History Lesson: King of the River: The story of Captain William Irving…by Lea Edgar, Vancouver Maritime Museum
- Legal Affairs: A primer on competitive procurement...by Jason Hicks, Bernard LLP
And much, much more!