Although the Canada Logistic Conference was in town and it was travelling season, the 3rd Vancouver Shipping lunch attracted around 30 people to attend on Feb 8, 2018.
As usual, everyone had an informal chat before we sat down to lunch and a couple of short presentations.
Robert Lewis-Manning, the President of the Chamber of Shipping, gave a presentation on some of the upcoming regulations, which would have an effect on ship owners and charterers. A most enlightening presentation on how bureaucracy can have a serious effect on shipping.
Graham Clarke, the president of the VIMC, gave an update of the status of this organization. Their mandate is coming to an end, and all the attendees agreed that it would be a shame to lose this resource after all of the fantastic work they have done to raise the profile of Vancouver as an international hub. Vancouver is a growing cargo hub – the latest figures from the port say in excess of 140 million tons of cargo and more than 3.3 million containers passed through the port in 2017.
Our next Shipping lunch will be April 5 from 12:00pm-2:00pm, all attendees may register from www.vanshipinvest.com