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Ensuring the Vancouver Gateway is Future Ready

Ensuring the Vancouver Gateway is Future Ready

Ensuring the Vancouver Gateway is future ready was a timely keynote addresss to the 2016 BCIT International Business Management Program (IBMP) Showcase. It was a networking event where students of IBMP and program-related professionals and organizations came together.

IBMP students …

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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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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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Big Expectations for Asia Pacific Gateway Project Cargo

Big Expectations for Asia Pacific Gateway Project Cargo

The ability for British Columbia’s ports to handle project logistics will be a key contributor to the economic development of Western Canada. According to the Project Cargo Network “heavy lift/project cargo” is the term used to describe the national or international transportation …

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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.  The network would effectively bring businesses closer together, facilitating more efficient trade and extending geographic markets. A Gulf Petrochemical & Chemicals Association …

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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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Natural Gas Liquids in the Export Mix

Natural Gas Liquids in the Export Mix

Overseas natural gas liquids are now on the horizon for Canada’s energy trade mix. Natural Resources Canada indicates that raw natural gas is mostly comprised of methane (the largest constituent of household natural gas), but also contains various heavier hydrocarbons, …

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