COS Weekly News - 15 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00
COS News – Week ending 15 October 2010
Issue No. 128
WEEKEND FLOTILLA –
On Sunday, October 17th an event organized by No Tanks and joined by Greenpeace and other local environment non-government organizations will take place through
The flotilla is expected to return to
Industry stakeholders, including the pilots, have been in discussion with Port Metro Vancouver and are fully aware of this event. There will be a strong enforcement presence on the water by the RCMP West Coast Detachment, Vancouver Police Department and Port Metro Vancouver. The terminals have been notified and we have been advised that some may go to MARSEC Level 2. While we hope it will be business as usual, we cannot assume that this will be the case.
During the event, the event Commodore Simon Fawkes will be on VHF Channel 68 (or by cell @ 604 725 0600) and will be sending call-outs on Channel 16. The lead boat for the flotilla will be Liquid Asset IV, with Captain Hal Moore.
RAIL FREIGHT REVIEW INTERIM REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
COS will be meeting with its Rail Freight Services Review subcommittee on October 25th to review of the Panel’s recommendations.
BUSINESS OF SHIPPING COURSE – October 28th (
The next full day Business of Shipping Course is scheduled for Thursday, October 28th at the Vancouver Club. The course content is as follows:
Module 1: History of Shipping and Development of Trade
Keith Moger (Western Stevedoring Co. Ltd.) & Stephen Brown (Chamber of Shipping)
Module 2: Ship Types and Vessel Operations
Stephen Pyne (Montship Inc.)
Module 3: Legal and Insurance
Peter Swanson (Bernard & Partners)
Module 4: Chartering & Ship Investment (Part 1 & 2)
Daryl Raibl & Bernie Jones (CTL Westrans Shipbrokers)
Module 5: Vessel Agency
Dave Hill (Compass Marine Services)
Module 6: Case Study Voyage
Keith Moger (Western Stevedoring Co. Ltd.), & Daryl Raibl (CTL Westrans Shipbrokers)
To register, completed the attached registration form and for more information contact Rose Bray at 604-681-2351.
SMIT Marine Canada has announced that it has completed the sale of the assets belonging to its marine transportation division, which consists of its log barging, chip barging and aggregate barging business in
This divestiture is in line with the strategic plan for the rationalization of SMIT activities in
ALLIED SHIPBUILDERS AWARDED CONTRACT FOR CCG TANU
Allied Shipbuilders Ltd. has been awarded a $5.9 million contract to complete major repairs to the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Tanu. The vessel life extension project for the CCGS Tanu includes work on the hull and safety and security equipment, an overhaul of the propulsion machinery, replacement of the ship service generator, upgrades to the electrical systems and deck equipment, as well as the installation of a bow thruster.
As a part of
Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. (VSY), part of the Washington Marine Group Shipyards Division, has cleared the first hurdle in the government selection process to be one of two shipyards to build the country’s future Naval and Coast Guard fleet.
The Federal Government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program is worth approximately $35 billion to the Canadian shipbuilding industry and represents a solid investment in building replacement ships for the Canadian Navy and Coast Guard. An award of this nature would be significant for the West Coast shipbuilding industry, creating predictable work for a period of over 30 years. It would also allow further investment in the people, processes and equipment needed to revitalize the shipbuilding industry in British Columbia (BC).
CUSTOMS NOTICE 10-017 US LOADED FROB
Requirements for supplementary cargo reporting of US loaded FROB, has been clarified in Canada Border Services Agency’s latest Customs Notice 10-017. COS is still waiting for clarification on US loaded empty containers.
APPOINTMENTS TO RIDLEY TERMINALS INC.
The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport), announced the appointments of Mr. David Kirsop and Mr. Ross Goldsworthy to the board of directors of Ridley Terminals Inc.
Mr. Kirsop holds a bachelor's degree in applied science from the
Mr. Goldsworthy holds a bachelor's degree in commerce and a master's degree in business administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and became a certified public accountant in 1999. He holds a certificate in conflict resolution and is a member of the
The Minister of Environment is required to publish a proposed regulation or instrument establishing preventative control actions and with the mandate to finalize and publish the regulations or instruments in The Canada Gazette by April 2012.
FERRY-BOATS, TANKERS AND CARGO VESSELS REMISSION ORDER, 2010
Pursuant to section 115 of the Customs Tariff, the Minister of Finance has published the annexed Ferry-Boats, Tankers and Cargo Vessels Remission Order, 2010 in the Canada Gazette eliminating the 25% import tariff mentioned in our previous newsletter.
NEW PACIFIC ADMIRAL OPENS WARSHIP TO ASIAN COMMUNITY
HMCS Winnipeg will embark various business and community leaders from the Asian-Canadian community for a day sail, leaving
HMCS Winnipeg is one of 12 Halifax Class frigates built for the Canadian Navy between 1990 and 1996. At 134 metres in length and 4,750 tonnes, the Halifax Class ships with an embarked helicopter are considered by
MINISTER RITZ MAXIMIZES FIRST AGRICULTURE APEC MEETING & PROTECTS CANADIAN WHEAT ACCESS TO INDONESIAN MARKET
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is in Japan at the first-ever Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Agricultural Meeting working to strengthen trade relationships, expand market opportunities for farmers and create a more prosperous Canada.
Minister Ritz is taking full advantage of APEC by holding bilateral meetings with agriculture leaders from
TOIVO MAKILA (1951-2010)
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Toivo Kalevi Makila after his short battle with kidney cancer at the age of 59. His obituary can be found on the Christian Memorials website.
Supported by continued demand for Capesize tonnage the Baltic Dry Index closed up on Thursday at 2762 compared to 2662 points last week and 2446 points the week before.
Index 4345 2254 1858
Last week 4019 2372 1885
Spot time charter $45,300/day $18,100/day $19,400/day
Last week $39,900/day $19,100/day $19,700/day
Upcoming Meetings and Events
COMPANY OF MASTER MARINERS MEETING AND DINNER
October 28th – A Directors meeting and Masters’ dinner will be convened at the
Capt. G. Harris 604-942-0034
Capt. A. Law 604-988-7202
October 29th – The Pacific Gateway Forum is a half-day session that featuring a keynote speech by The Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, a plenary session with The Honourable Shirley Bond, BC Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Claude Mongeau, President and CEO of CN Rail. For more information, or to register visit: The Vancouver Board of Trade website.
PLIMSOLL CLUB FALL BANQUET
November 5th - This year the Plimsoll Club’s Fall Banquet will return to downtown
Oct 19 VMAA Board of Directors Meeting @ 12:00
Oct 26 Plimsoll Club Board of Directors Meeting @ 12:00
Oct 27 PACMAR & NANS Meetings @ 10:30
Oct 28 Business of Shipping One-Day Course in
Oct 28 COS Members Appreciation Reception @ 17:00
Nov 1-4 National Canadian Marine Advisory Committee Meetings in
Nov 5 Plimsoll Club Fall Banquet
Nov 9 COS Ship & Port Operations Committee Meeting @ 12:00
Nov 9 VMAA/IMCA Meeting @ 12:00
Nov 10 COS Liner Committee Meeting @ 10:00
Nov 11 Remembrance Day - Statutory
Nov 16 ISSC Board of Directors Meeting @ 12:00
Nov 18 COS Navigation & Pilotage Committee Meeting @ 10:30
Nov 18 COS Owners Committee Meeting @ 12:00
Nov 19 COS Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session
Ship of the Week
Built 2010 by Todd Shipyards
Passengers 1200 (operating at about 50%)
The vessel is named after a Jamestown S'Klallam tribal chief known as a peacemaker and friend to early settlers.
Washington State Ferries (WSF) will build up to four new Kwa-di Tabil class (64 car) ferries, vessels two and three were in fact recently ordered. The vessel design is based on the Island Home, a ferry currently operating in
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