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Big Ship Ready ~ Cruise Terminal Planning

Big Ship Ready ~ Cruise Terminal Planning

Cruise tourism development requires being big ship ready.  From a global perspective, one of the most critical factors influencing new cruise port planning and existing terminal redevelopment is the trend towards ever-larger cruise vessels. The World Association for Waterborne Transport …

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Canada’s Cruise Advantages

Canada’s Cruise Advantages

Canada’s cruise advantages for ports is witnessed by nearly 2 million passengers per year. The country has a variety of cruise regions including the Pacific Coast/Alaska, Atlantic Canada, Saint Lawrence Seaway, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Within each theatre, cruise lines …

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Maritime Leisure Transport Sector

Maritime Leisure Transport Sector

The maritime leisure transport sector in British Columbia, Canada is at a cross road. Canada’s port and ocean transport industry are heavily focused on cargo handling. Recent policy developments have concentrated on creating gateways for improving our international trade competitiveness. …

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Pacific Coast Cruise Outlook

Pacific Coast Cruise Outlook

Analysis of the Pacific Coast cruise outlook is vital for tourism interests on both sides of the Canada-US border. Given the importance of the cruise tourism sector to the Pacific Northwest regional economy, this BC Shipping News article explores industry …

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Search and Rescue in the Arctic

Search and Rescue in the Arctic

Are current Search and Rescue in the Arctic capabilities adequate? Canada has both marine and aviation search and rescue (SAR) requirements and obligations that have been agreed to by longstanding binding international agreements. That is not in dispute. The question …

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British Columbia Cruise Update 2012

British Columbia Cruise Update 2012

The Alaska and  British Columbia cruise sector continues to evolve. Key factors to watch are the strength of the United States economy and whether the Eurozone economies flirt with recession. However, Port Metro Vancouver is expecting a surge in cruise …

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