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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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Inland Terminals Drive Gateway Growth

Inland Terminals Drive Gateway Growth

A Inland terminal can drive gateway growth. Economist Phil Davies observed, “Total North American Pacific Coast container traffic reached 24.7 million TEU’s in 2014, finally recovering to the peak levels achieved in 2006 and 2007.” “High container traffic volumes are …

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Drifting Towards Improvement?

Drifting Towards Improvement?

Marine Environmental Response – Canada’s Ship-Source Oil Pollution Regime

An effective marine environmental response is a need for many coastal nations where the transportation of crude oil by sea is a common and often extensive practice. Oil accounts for approximately …

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Port of Prince Rupert’s Trade & Learning Gateway

Port of Prince Rupert’s Trade & Learning Gateway

The Port of Prince Rupert trade & learning gateway supports the increased demand for effective logistics solutions. Total West Coast container traffic reached 24.7 million TEU’s in 2014, finally recovering to the peak levels achieved in 2006 and 2007. In …

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Oil by Rail Transport

Oil by Rail Transport

On February 20, Bill C-52, the Safe and Accountable Rail Act was introduced into Parliament. The proposed oil by rail transport legislation offers amendments to both The Canada Transportation Act and the Rail Safety Act. In summary, Bill …

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Port Congestion and Drayage Efficiency

Port Congestion and Drayage Efficiency

Port congestion and drayage efficiency issues have re-emerged as significant challenges for North American container ports with the recovery of container traffic to previous peaks. Transport economist Phil Davies suggests that the current situation should spark renewed interest in potential …

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