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BC Shipping News - February 2019 Highlights

By BCShippingNews 21 January 2019
BC Shipping News - February 2019 Highlights
Exclusive articles and updates on commercial marine activity on the West Coast of Canada...

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Industry Insight: State of the industry report from Robert Lewis-Manning, President, Chamber of Shipping...Lewis-Manning reports on the plethora of issues facing the industry -- major government regulations, environmental challenges, expectations for energy projects and more.

Grain Exports I: P&H set to double capacity on the West Coast...Once completed in 2020/early 2021, the new facility at Fraser Surrey Docks will be used to ship 3.5 million tonnes per annum of bulk grain products.

Grain Exports II: Alliance Grain Terminal upgrade signals growth opportunity for partners...Just a few years short of celebrating its 100th anniversary, AGT has once again undergone modifications to match the growing Canadian grain export industry.

Cargo Surveys: A primer on cargo sampling...By Richard Smith...The collection and preparation of samples needs to be very strictly controlled and monitored to ensure that a truly representative sample is provided...

Shipping Emissions: How will the industry get to zero emissions shipping?..By Dr. Mary R. Brooks...What efforts will be necessary to meet the 2100 target? The conclusion reached by the panelists was that work needs to begin now to hit the 2050 target...

Cargo Logistics: Nanaimo's BC Vehicle Processing Centre...By Laurie Jones...“The BCVPC will be an ongoing economic driver for Nanaimo, employing up to 60 people from the city and creating work for longshore teams, trucking and barge companies...”

Ports & Terminals: Port of Hamilton: A story of sustainability and growth...By Captain Georges LaRoche...It is imperative to sustainability that we look at the North American maritime industry not only as separate regions, but also just as importantly as a single industry spanning the entire continent.

Aids to Navigation: Canadian Hydrographic Service...Enabling Canada's economy through safe and efficient navigation...By David Prince...As the water levels are always changing, it is essential to correct survey data by reducing the depths collected by removing the tide component from the survey data, so that the chart can be referenced to a common low water datum.

Event Recap: ABCMI Conference...Attendees offered key intelligence on upcoming opportunities...Not only did attendees learn key intelligence on upcoming contracts, they also received advice on how to access these opportunities and, most importantly, were able to network and develop relationships with key company representatives.


  • History Lesson: Building British Columbia: The early days of maritime law and financial order...By David R. Leverton, Maritime Museum of BC
  • Legal Affairs: Recent changes to the Canada Shipping Act and the Marine Liability Act...By Elyn Underhill, Bernard LLP

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