Not a peep, not a whimper from The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia during the Simushir loss of propulsion, and then once the vessel is towed and repaired at Prince Rupert, she leaves Canadian waters. The Vancouver Sun allows an opinion column that should have been labeled in bold letters: "Advertorial - Do Not Pay Attention"
Opinion: More inconvenient tanker truths Shipping: Marine rescue response to disabled Russian freighter worked as it should have By Stephen Brown, Special to The Vancouver Sun November 2, 2014
We checked out those who he represents, their website:
Sailing distances to British Columbia's ports can be up to 68 hours shorter than calls to US west coast ports. Efficient rail service connect customers to major urban centres in Canada and US mid-west.
The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia represents vessel owners, operators and shipping agencies engaged in international trade through Canada's Pacific gateway. The association fosters the development of collaborative solutions and promotes the development of effective and responsive legislation that continues to support a robust and sound shipping industry.
Efficient rail service eh? Every RED dot is a 'pinch point', a 'bottle neck' for the BNSF railway company. One red dot is the Surrey Thornton Yard, not to be confused with the Thornton Tunnel which links Vancouver/Burnaby to the North Shore of Burrard Inlet, at the Second Narrows.
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Keywords to look for are Pinch Points, Bottlenecks
Thornton Tunnel is the Next Post, and it will be labeled Fair Incendiary Comment.
Someone should create a blog called that, simply because Transportation Canada doesn't have a Tip Line......
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298-3348???? is that a Direct Line like Bell or Telus or is there a 517, 604 778 missing