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US Pacific Coast Small Vessel Cruises

US Pacific Coast Small Vessel Cruises

Alaska

Beginning each May and continuing through September, CLIA Alaska member lines operate 33 generally large and medium-size ships in Alaska waters. Alaska itineraries consist primarily of two routes: round-trip through Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage, mainly from Seattle and Vancouver, …

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Shipper Supply Chain Finance Solutions

Shipper Supply Chain Finance Solutions

Logistics fluidity and financial liquidity are both required to provide the oxygen necessary to keep goods pulsating through international supply chains. Global trends, challenges, and market opportunities are shaping and impacting shipper’s need for working capital, trade credit, or marine

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Canadian Coast Guard Responds to Changing Seas

Canadian Coast Guard Responds to Changing Seas

 The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is responsible for the safe movement of ships in inland and coastal waters. Vital maritime services provided by the CCG includes aids to navigation, waterways management, environmental response, icebreaking, search and rescue, and marine …

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Intermodal Rails’ Contribution to Port Traffic

Intermodal Rails’ Contribution to Port Traffic

The Association of American Railroads reported that for the first 40 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroad intermodal volume increased 3.7 percent compared to last year, Canadian railroads by 11.3 percent and Mexican railways by 0.6 percent from the same point …

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Canadian Oil Tanker Policy in the International Context

Canadian Oil Tanker Policy in the International Context

The international shipping community has sounded an alarm on proposed the moratorium of oil shipments on a significant portion of Canada’s Pacific Coast.

The Canadian Parliament is considering new legislation that would have the effect of establishing a moratorium on …

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Intermodal Rail Energizes Port Traffic

Intermodal Rail Energizes Port Traffic

International intermodal rail energizes port traffic. The growth of intermodal traffic in Canada is increasingly linked to North American economic and trade conditions. With relatively small local populations near Canada’s major ports, the depth of inland rail reach and service …

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Transportation and Logistics Trends

Transportation and Logistics Trends

Transportation and logistics trends for business-led economic development was one of the important subjects examined at a leading economic development conference. The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) presented its 2017 Annual Summit in Victoria, BC  in June  2017. The …

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