Industry News

CN freight train derails west of Hope

CN Rail service has resumed after a massive derailment involving 60 cars hauling potash on Monday near Hunter Creek. The tracks were cleared by Wednesday and debris is still being removed.  There are no reports of injuries and environmental experts are monitoring the site.  CN says it will continue to engage in the cleanup effort...
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Fire tears through New Westminster’s Pier Park

On Sunday evening a fire tore through Pier Park in New Westminster, southeast of Vancouver. The old wooden pier, urban beach, and volleyball courts have been destroyed. The new part of the park that was reconstructed and rebuilt eight years ago, including the festival lawn concession stand and playgrounds, have been saved. The coast guard...
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CP and Maersk partner to maximize Vancouver transloading

Canadian Pacific Railway and Maersk are partnering to build and operate a transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options for customers. The CP transload facility will be an expansion of CP’s existing Vancouver Intermodal Facility and thus will benefit from turnkey rail infrastructure. The move is intended to allow...
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Silo collapses at Fibreco Terminal in North Vancouver

One of the new agricultural product silos installed at Fibreco Terminal in North Vancouver had a structural failure on Friday afternoon. The silo involved is 115 feet (35 metres) high and has capacity for up to 3,500 metric tonnes of cargo.   There were no injuries and the area was quickly secured and evacuated. The manufacturer...
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CIABC Fundraiser

The Cruise Industry Association of BC (CIABC) is hosting a silent auction to help cover costs this year, as they opted not to charge for memberships in light of COVID-19 pandemic and cancelled cruise season this year. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Food Bank (Vancouver & Victoria Food Banks), helping others...
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Border Closure Extended

Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the temporary restriction of all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border until October 21, 2020.
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Rail Safety Week 2020

Transport Canada is joining forces with Operation Lifesaver again this year to help #STOPTrackTragedies and increase awareness about the dangers surrounding rail property and trains. Today, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, highlighted the launch of Rail Safety Week 2020, which runs until September 27. This national annual event increases awareness of safety around...
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Seattle Pier partially collapses, injuring 2

A pier along Seattle’s waterfront partially collapsed last weekend as crews were demolishing portions of it, injuring two workers. Pier 58, supports the a park between the Seattle Aquarium and a ferris wheel. It gave way roughly a month after officials discovered it had moved several inches away from the land. When workers were on...
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US Defense Department Awards Long-Range Unmanned Vessel Contracts

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has awarded contracts to private sector companies as part of a project to demonstrate the use of long-range unmanned surface vessels for naval operations. The contracts were awarded to Applied Physical Sciences Corp., Gibbs & Cox Maritime Solutions, and InMar Technologies. Specifically, the companies will be working...
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