BIMCO joins Japan in seeking regulate carbon emissions from existing ships

Several parties are joining Japan in their proposal to regulate the carbon intensity of existing ships through use of an Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI), much like the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) which is mandatory for new ships. The proposal offers a simplified way to comply by using estimated speed/power curves and power […]

Ghost ship washes ashore in Ireland

Ghost ship, MV Alta, ran aground on the Irish coast after drifting for over a year at sea. The vessel’s 10 crew members were rescued by the US Coast Guard back in September 2018. The Tanzanian-flagged ship became disabled while underway from Greece to Haiti in September 2018, and its crew members were unable to […]

PIL withdraws transpacific service

Pacific International Lines’ (PIL) is withdrawing its services from the transpacific market. The Singapore line’s last transpacific sailing will be in March and the Canadian offices closes its doors next week. The decision comes as part of a wider strategic review at the SS Teo-led company which will see PIL, the world’s ninth largest liner, […]

Feb 21 – Ronja Islander

Grieg Seafood’s newest vessel, the Ronja Islander, completed construction in Norway in late 2019, and was custom built to address some of BC’s salmon farming challenges, including sea lice and safe fish handling during live transfers to farms. The vessel was designed using input from our stakeholders and Indigenous partners. In addition to its state-of-the-art […]

Action Needed to Restore Canada’s Supply Chain

Vancouver, February 14, 2020 – Western Canada’s marine and waterfront industry is urgently calling on the Federal and Provincial Governments to redouble efforts to lead the de-escalation of tensions and removal of blockades which are inhibiting the safety of our highly skilled workforce and impeding the movement of goods through Canada’s supply chain. We are […]

Feb. 14 – Valentine

  On Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be appropriate to feature the Ro-R cargo vessel named Valentine that CLdN Cobelfret Ferries operates on the River Thames with ports of call in Zeebrugge, Killingholme and Purfleet. Built:          1991 Flag:           Belgium GT:             23,987 […]

Canada’s supply chain held hostage

Canada’s supply chain has been encumbered by a nationwide protest in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ dispute over the construction of Coastal Gas Link pipeline in northern British Columbia.  This, falling on the heals of recent mudslides, derailments and the Coronavirus outbreak, has led to one of the most challenging winters for Canadian importers […]

Barge carrying wood chips tips near Salt Spring Island

An investigation is underway following a barge filled with wood chips tipping in the waters between Salt Spring Island and Pender Island Wednesday morning. The barge was being pulled by a Seaspan tugboat when it lost much of its load near the Otter Bay ferry terminal around 1:30 a.m. The Coast Guard has said that […]

Director recruitment open at the VFPA

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority governance and external relations committee is seeking applications for candidates to be considered as directors on the port authority’s board of directors. They are seeking eligible candidates who have generally acknowledged and accepted stature within the transportation industry or the business community. The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. on […]

Additional measures coming to protect endangered right whales

Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan has stated that further measures will be announced in the coming weeks to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. While the new announcements have not yet been detailed, the measures announced last year that will see marked fishing gear identify such things as country, region and fishery, will take […]