Management Changes at Ridley Terminals
The company made the announcement Friday and indicated that effectively immediately George Dorsey has been appointed RTI's new president and chief operating officer.
Coastal Tanker Traffic is Safe
Article from the Vancouver Sun - May 27, 2008 edition
Written by John Winter, Chamber of Commerce
Trade is vital to our economic well-being and to the quality of life for British Columbians and Canadians.
In British Columbia, our ports provide a critical link between our economy and the markets of the world without which we could not survive. In fact, the paycheques of fully one-quarter of a million Canadians depend on our West Coast ports and the $35 billion worth of goods they move annually.
A reliable and safe maritime transportation system is important not just for the benefits it brings to our economy and to our people, but also for our environment.
The provinal government is not, nor has it ever been, insensitive to this fact. With that in mind, it's unfortunate that some groups have recently tried to overly dramatize the issue of tanker traffic in our coastal waters.
Paris MOU Steps Towards Global Harmonization
At its 41st session in Loutraki, Greece, 19- 23 May 2008 the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) decided positively on observer status for the Mediterranean MoU and the Riyadh MoU, as well as the Black Sea MoU. Representatives from these memoranda may participate in Paris MoU meetings, including Committee meetings. The Committee made significant progress in filling in further details of the new inspection regime, which is expected to enter into force in 2011.The Committee also discussed progress made on the development of a new information system. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), in co-operation with the Paris MoU, will manage the development of this new information system, with the working title of THETIS.
Transport Minister tables amendments to TDG Act 1992
Transport Canada News Release
OTTAWA — The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today tabled amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 in the House of Commons. The amendments would enhance security and safety in the transport of dangerous goods.
Minister Emerson Concludes Visit to Beijing
Government of Canada
The Honourable David Emerson, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics, has wrapped up a successful visit to China.
In addition to participating in the official opening of the British Columbia Canada Pavilion with British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell, Minister Emerson also took steps to strengthen trade and foster transportation-related cooperation with China in the context of Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI).