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Ensuring the Vancouver Gateway is Future Ready

Ensuring the Vancouver  Gateway is Future Ready

2016 BCIT International Business Management Program (IBMP) Showcase was a networking event where students of IBMP and program-related professionals and organizations came together.

IBMP students complete a ten-week Business Consulting Project in their final term. Students work in team’s of …

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Canada’s Cruise Advantages

Canada’s Cruise Advantages

Canada’s cruise advantage 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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Trade Agreements Lift Cool Cargo Volume

Trade Agreements Lift Cool Cargo Volume

Trade agreements lift cool cargo volume. As a visit to Granville Island Market demonstrates the world’s hunger for fresh fruit, meat and perishable foods has resulted in complex global supply chains as maritime transport of cool cargoes is increasingly used …

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A Single Peformance Indicator

A Single Peformance Indicator

The drayage sector is vital to the cargo fluidity of Canada’s dominant container trade served by Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) as the conduit through the Asia-Pacific Gateway. Given this importance, it’s not surprising that 2014’s disruption in trucking service caused …

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Regional Advisory Committee on Oil Spill Response

Regional Advisory Committee on Oil Spill Response

Current public interest in the marine oil spill hazard is high. Transport Canada recently initiated a national review of the ship-sourced oil spill regime, and federal managers on the Pacific Coast may be interested in reinvigorating the Regional Advisory Committee …

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Gulf Cooperation Council Rail Logistics Opportunities

Gulf Cooperation Council Rail Logistics Opportunities

The Gulf Cooperation Council rail logistics opportunities will come from a network that is intended to enhance connectivity and effectively bring businesses closer together, facilitating more efficient trade and extending geographic markets. A Gulf Petrochemical & Chemicals Association (GPCA) report, …

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Tanker Safety Panel Expert Findings

Tanker Safety Panel Expert Findings

On March 18, 2013, the Canadian federal government announced the creation of the Tanker Safety Expert Panel. Captain Gordon Houston was Chair of the Tanker Safety Expert Panel that completed its assessment of Canada’s Ship-Source Oil Spill Preparedness and Response …

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