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Historic B.C. waterfront pact
galvanizes Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway

2011-05-06

The unprecedented eight-year collective agreement between the B.C. Maritime Employers Association and the International Longshore Warehouse Union was widely hailed this week by stakeholders for ushering in a new era of waterfront stability that will significantly strengthen Canada's already well-launched Asia-Pacific Gateway.

The BCMEA Board ratified the accord on May 4, following a recent strong majority vote by the 4,500 members of the ILWU in British Columbia.

"Not only is this comprehensive agreement unique in North America, its very duration of eight years may be unique in the world," Maritime Magazine was told by Greg Vurdela, BCMEA VP Marketing. "The length of the agreement brings the kind of stability that the stakeholders in Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway can retail around the world," Mr. Vurdela stressed.

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Historic West Coast waterfront labour accord

2011-05-04

A new era of waterfront stability for Canada's West Coast ports has been ushered in by an unprecedented, eight-year collective agreement announced today (May 4) between  the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the BC Maritime Employers Assocation (BCMEA). The agreement was ratified by a strong majority by the members of the union representing some 4,500 longshoremen working at such ports as Port MetroVancouver, Prince Rupert, and Nanaimo.

"Collective bargaining is alive and working well at Pacific Gateway ports," said ILWU Canada President Tom Dufresne.

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Stay Clear to Stay Afloat!

Soyez prudents, gardez vos distances!

2011-05-03

To raise the awareness of pleasure boaters regarding the risks associated with navigating in proximity to commercial vessels, the Canadian Marine Pilots Association has produced a video that can be viewed as of May 4. Using the technology of the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre operated by the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots in Quebec City, it was produced in cooperation with the Office of Boating Safety (Transport Canada) and the National Search and Rescue Secretariat.

The video notably illustrates how small recreational boats are seen by marine pilots from the bridge of ocean-going vessels.

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Container carriers doubling calls
at Prince Rupert

2011-05-02

Starting in early May, Fairview Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert will be receiving four containerships a week, double the present number, operated by CKYH Alliance partners COSCO and Hanjin Shipping in response to Asian trade demands. Both carriers are phasing in expanded or new services.

"We are adding capacity to British Columbia ports, including Prince Rupert, and look forward to increased imports and exports," said Dave Bedwell, Executive Vice-President of COSCO Canada.

Last year, container traffic at the Port of Prince Rupert rose by 30% to 343,366 TEUs, representing over half the existing terminal capacity. The port's 2020 Vision plan targets a phased increase of capacity to 2 million TEUs.

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Tentative labour accord
at Canada's West Coast ports

2011-04-20

Some 4,500 dockers working at British Columbia's ports have been recommended by their union to support a tentative new collective agreement reached with maritime employers.

"We are unanimously recommending the tentative agreement to members of the International Longshore Warehouse Union Canada," said union president Tom Dufresne. The previous agreement expired on March 31, 2010.

The accord will be voted on Thursday (April 21) by the ILWU leadership and submitted shortly afterwards to the full membership. Agreement details will be released publicly after this vote.

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