BC Shipping News – Volume 9, Issue 6
Industry Insight: A passion for boats, a head for business…Byron Bolton, CEO, Bolton Marine Group…Bolton shares insights into the aluminium boat building market for recreational boating, commercial use, law enforcement and military applications on both sides of the border.
Sustainable Shipping: Finding the balance…Protecting the environment while boosting the Canadian economy…by Janet Kelly, Chamber of Shipping…Though it is a sensitive ecosystem, using the Salish Sea as a main trade lane is unavoidable so action is needed to ensure that we, as an industry, are taking care of the environment.
B.C. Shipyards: B.C. shipyards enjoy another strong year…With a good staple of tugs, fishing boats, barges, ferries, cruise ships and naval and coast guard vessels keeping B.C.’s shipyards busy, it a was a good report all round in this snapshot…
Shipping: Varamar finds its niche in the West Coast shipping market…”There are services for large cargo projects…and smaller cargo can be loaded into containers, but for cargo that is in the middle, there are no efficient solutions for this market.”
Propulsion: SCHOTTEL presents new mechanical hybrid propulsion solution…by Sylvain Robitaille, Regional Manager, Canada, SCHOTTEL…SCHOTTEL SYDRIVE-M is a new variable and purely mechanical hybrid propulsion system with no need for any additional electronic components of an additional gear box.
Maritime Training: Maritime education in Canada: Let’s move it into the 21st century!...by Professor Captain Edgar Gold…Canadian maritime teaching institutions, with only minor exceptions, are not providing degree-level education because they were never designed nor legally authorized to do so.
Marine Response: Captain Don Mackenzie — A Pacific Coast Ocean Guardian…by K. Joseph Spears…What is often lost in the overall marine response discussion is the important role that individuals, experienced mariners and salvors have played on the West Coast…
Safety Management: Is is time to revisit Safety Management Systems on domestic vessels? by Philip Woodcock…For many people, reading the news on the Mermaid likely conjured up the image of the capsized whale watching vessel Leviathan II.
Event Recap: Tugboat conference highlights influences on industry…Over the following two days, conference sessions…provided for relevant, insightful and entertaining reports that had attendees fully engaged.
- History Lesson: Vancouver Maritime Museum launches new database…by Lea Edgar
- Legal Affairs: Powers of TSB investigations challenged…by Thomas S. Hawkins
And much, much more!