Vessels in port
Vancouver rail delays ahead of winter worry shippers
Dwell times at Vancouver rail facilities are approaching last winter’s levels, when port congestion was the worst in years, but terminal operators say the factors driving the current delays are not a harbinger.
Port of Vancouver welcomes 25 millionth cruise passenger
Holland America Line’s Volendam made history on 23 May 2018 when she brought the 25 millionth cruise passenger to the Port of Vancouver in Canada. To mark the milestone, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority hosted a celebration at Canada Place, which honoured both the 25 millionth passenger and the collaborative efforts companies in Vancouver’s cruise and tourism industries have made to grow cruise traffic. “We are thrilled this year to welcome the 25 millionth cruise passenger through the Port of Vancouver and to celebrate this achievement with our destination, cruise line and industry partners,” said Robin Silvester, president and CEO of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
Big ships asked to slow down to reduce noise for iconic whales
Whale scientists think rising levels of underwater noise are having a harmful effect on the Northwest’s iconic killer whales. Now the Port of Vancouver, in British Columbia, is spearheading an experiment to temporarily slow down big ships to reduce noise. The population of resident killer whales in the shared border waters of Western Washington and southwestern B.C. has dwindled to 78 individuals. These endangered orcas primarily use sound—including echolocation—to hunt for food, to orient and communicate. http://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/07/10/big-ships-asked-to-slow-down-to-reduce-noise-for-iconic-whales/Upload News