BC Shipping News – Volume 9, Issue 7
Focus: B.C. Ports
Industry Insight: Growing Canada’s newest gateway…Brad Pettit, President, Stewart World Port…Pettit and his father, Ted Pickell, are building capacity and increasing efficiencies as the West Coast’s most norther ice-free port provides another gateway option to get Canada’s resources to market.
B.C. Ports: Expansion, infrastructure and access are key priorities for B.C. ports...With the goal of ensuring Canada’s West Coast Gateway continues to provide an efficient and effective way to get goods to and from international markets, ports are focused on infrastructure projects designed to improve access to terminals and the flow of goods…
Waterfront: Waterfront offers rare industrial opportunity on the North Shore…Wesbuild envisions Waterfront as an important hub for port industrial users and is currently looking to industry for input and ideas…
Canada’s Economy: Working through the scenarios…Derek Burleton, Deputy Chief Economist, TD, considers the impact of unpredictable U.S. policies, Brexit, increasing corporate leverage rates and a general movement toward anti-globalization on Canada’s economy.
Supply Chains: Stopping supply chain slavery in Canada…by Darryl Anderson…World Vision Canada has identified over $34 billion of Canadian imports annually that were at high risk of having been made by a child or forced labour.
Spill Response: Past, progress but not yet public…by Professor Trevor Heaver…After the absence of local consultation in planning was so vividly revealed by the MV Marathassa spill, a new direction in planning was required, consistent with established practice elsewhere.
Women in Shipping: International Women’s Conference…Achieving gender equality will increase talent pool for industry…This was the third International Women’s Conference organized by the World Maritime University and, lucky for the local West Coast industry, B.C. was well represented…
- History Lesson: Hermann Otto Tiedemann and the planning of Port Waddington…by David R. Leverton, Maritime Museum of BC
- Legal Affairs: New law comes into effect for wrecked, abandoned and hazardous vessels…by Jason Hicks, Bernard LLP
Plus much, much more!