• Shipyards: An international perspective... By Captain Stephen Brown

    A global downturn of 71 per cent in orders in 2016 compared to 2015 was bound to have consequences... Read more »
  • History lesson: Guardians and guidance ... The history of ship figureheads

    By Lea Edgar, Vancouver Maritime Museum Read more »
  • B.C. terminal activity update

    Ignoring the trade-protectionist elephant in the room, 2017 might actually turn out to be banner year... Read more »

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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...
From the lobby of the Vancouver Maritime Museum: Steady Eddie
During the age of sail, a figurehead placed on the prow of a ship was common practice. Dating back thousands of years, these works of art sadly died out as naval architecture progressed and we eventually moved away from large-scale wooden ships....
Captain Phill Nelson and Leo Stradiotti stand with Joe and Sharon Gosse.
The Council of Marine Carriers and the organizing committee of the 22nd Tugboat Conference are to be congratulated on presenting such a relevant and  engaging three-day event. The conference, held from June 1 – 3 in Whistler, had the right...
Left to right: Dermot Loughnlane (Tactical Marine); Rear Admiral Art McDonald (Maritime Forces Pacific); RAdm Nigel Greenwood (Ret'd); RAdm Roger Girouard (Ret'd) (Canadian Coast Guard); and Captain Kevin Obermeyer (Pacific Pilotage Authority).
Feedback from all who attended the Nautical Institute BC Branch 2017 Conference consistently referenced the well-organized and relevant agenda when considering the event’s success.
Nanaimo Assembly Wharf (Photo: Nanaimo Port Authority / Arrowsmith Aerial)
Ignoring the trade-protectionist elephant in the room, 2017 might actually turn out to be a banner year for most B.C. terminals if First Quarter trends continue. That’s a big ‘if’ however, given the unpredictability of U.S. trade po...