Low sulphur fuel delays hit Singapore

Bloomberg has reported that ships are queuing more than twice as long as normal to stock up on new low sulphur fuel Singapore ports. Historically, the average has been five days but it is currently taking about two weeks book a barge in Singapore as only around of a fifth of the 300 bunker barges […]

Spanish Authorities Seize Narco-Sub in EU

Spanish authorities have refloated a sunken “narco-sub” smuggling vessel and extracted 3.5 tonnes of cocaine from its interior. Though the vessel type is common in the Americas, it has not been seen in Europe before. The narco-sub was headed for the port of Aldan, Galicia, but was intercepted by an international law enforcement team from […]

Nov. 29 – Polar Star

  The Polar Star is a US Coast Guard icebreaker which departed the port of Seattle on Tuesday, bound for Antarctica. Once there, the cutter will support Operation Deep Freeze 2020, an annual military mission to resupply American interests in Antarctica. Class: Icebreaker Length: 399 ft (122 m) Beam: 83 ft 6 in (25.45 m) […]

CN and TCRC Reach a Tentative Deal

A tentative deal was negotiated between CN Rail and TCRC on Tuesday morning, ending an eight-day strike for 3,200 train conductors and yard crews. While staff returned to work on Tuesday afternoon, CN’s normal operations will resume at 0600 local time on Wednesday, November 27th. The parties have agreed to no further job action during […]

CN Rail Disruption will have Long-term Consequences

Earlier this week, 3,200 CN rail conductors, trainpersons and yard workers went on strike, citing concerns over long hours, fatigue, and dangerous conditions. Canadian industries are now responding with concerns over the potential consequences. The Chamber of Shipping issued a press release early this morning warning that the CN Rail disruption will have long-term consequences […]

BCMEA New Hires

BCMEA is looking forward to having several new faces join their team, including: Rob Mackay-Dunn VP, Government & Public Affairs – Starting in early December, Rob’s role will be to support the strategy of promotion and elevation of the Waterfront Industry to all levels of Rob comes to us from the Urban Development Institute where […]

CP to gain access to eastern deep water seaport

CP Rail is entering into a deal to purchase the Central Maine & Quebec Railway from current owner Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors. The acquisition will give CP an additional 481 miles of rail lines in Quebec and Maine, and include direct access to its first deep-water east coast port in Saint John, New Brunswick, […]

Seaspan buys power solutions outfit

Seaspan Corp has invested in a $750m transaction that will see Seaspan create a new parent company, Atlas, which will buy APR Energy Ltd, which delivers portable power plants. The deal effectively transforms Seaspan into a multi-sector asset management firm. “The deal also expands the partnership of Seaspan with Fairfax, which pumped a $500m investment […]

Port of Nanaimo’s boosts attendance at Port Connect

Attendance at the Port of Nanaimo’s 2nd Annual Port Connect event saw attendance increase by over 20 percent from the inaugural job opportunities event a year ago. The event is run in partnership with the Nanaimo WorkBC Centre and is designed to link students and other job seekers with potential employment opportunities. This year saw […]

Truck traffic on Clark Drive impacting air quality

A new study conducted by Metro Vancouver has found that levels of pollutants were significantly higher near that intersection than in areas with less traffic. They specifically looked at the area of Clark Drive and 11th Avenue. Nitrogen dioxide levels in the area were found to be 28 per cent higher, fine particulate matter was […]