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Jesse Lawson, Superintendent of Maritime and Civil Infrastructure, atop the 990-metre-high Maitland Island mountain-top construction site. In the background, the Chinook heavy-lift helicopter can be seen approaching with a 15,000-lb sling load of new equipment.
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is responsible for the safe movement of ships through inland and coastal waters. Vital maritime services provided by the CCG include aids to navigation, waterways management, environmental response, icebreaking, search...
Al-Salam Boccacio 98 (2006) (Carlo Martinelli - Shipspotting)
2017 marks more than Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. It is an occasion to take stock of a century and a half of progress in global marine safety, founded on the regulatory reforms pursued by Samuel Plimsoll in the 1860s. The carria...
Talink's LNG-fuelled Megastar. Photo: Pjotr Mahhonin/Wikipedia
While it is striking to follow the continuing high level of innovation across the cruise industry as lines seek to differentiate themselves from the competition, it is no less interesting to note the extent to which the ferry industry is watching, le...
Port Alberni
In meeting with the leaders of our primary ports, Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Nanaimo, Victoria and Port Alberni, one is quickly reminded of how fortunate we are to have such a group of talented and dedicated CEOs who literally live and breathe their j...
Predicted expansion of world seaborne trade to 2050.
Many of you will have sat through presentations in which I have spoken to the pending crisis in world shipyards as a consequence of the financial crisis affecting most sectors of global shipping. That crisis has now been with us for the past two to t...