By Melanie Franner Meet Arpit Baweja. At 25 years old, Baweja already has close to five years of cargo vessel experience under his belt. He attained his marine license from his home country of India and has most recently worked on a contract basis with one of the world’s largest international container transportation and shipping […]
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Did you know that all commercial vessels, including tugboats, needs to be inspected and certified to operate in Canadian waters? By inspecting and certifying marine vessels, Transport Canada, the federal government department responsible for transportation safety and security, is able to ensure that Canada’s marine community is safe and environmentally responsible.
By Melanie Franner With the amalgamation of the British Columbia Tow Boat Owners Association and the Tow Boat Industrial Relations Association, the Council of Marine Carriers (CMC) came into existence in 1973. Since then, the organization has evolved into becoming the “voice” of the Canadian tugboat industry. It may no longer negotiate with unions on […]
By Lisa Fattori A common concern among union tugboat companies is the lack of a level playing field, when competing with some non-union operators, whose non-compliance with industry standards puts law-abiding businesses at a disadvantage. While not every small, independent bends the rules, some, disparagingly referred to as “gypos”, are rogue operators who also pose […]