Even with Canada Logistic Conference in town and travelling season upon the community, the Third Vancouver Shipping lunch attracted around 30 people to attend on February 8, 2018.
As usual. everyone had an informal chat before sitting down to lunch and a couple of short presentations.
Robert Lewis-Manning, the President of the Chamber of Shipping, gave a presentation of some of the upcoming regulations, which would have an effect on shipowners and charterers. A most enlightening presentation on how bureaucracy can have a serious effect of shipping.
Graham Clarke, the president of the Vancouver International Maritime Centre, gave an update of the status of this organization. Their mandate is coming to an end, and all the attendees agreed that it would be a shame to lose this resource after all fantastic work they have done to raise the profile of Vancouver as an international hub. Vancouver is a growing cargo hub – the latest figures from the port say in excess of 140 million tons of cargo and more than 3.3 million containers passed through the port in 2017.
The next Shipping lunch will be April 5 from 12:00pm-2:00pm, all attendees may register from www.vanshipinvest.com