VANCOUVER, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia welcomes today's decision by the National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel to endorse the Northern Gateway pipeline project. The Safe and reliable marine shipment of goods, including petroleum products, is recognized by the marine industry as a key component to the current and future economic health of British Columbia and Canada.
"The marine industry is the steward of British Columbia's coastline and it is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Advances in tanker construction combined with the application of stringent safety standards provides us with confidence that we will continue to safely move petroleum products to market as indeed we have been doing from BC's coast for almost a century" said Capt. Stephen Brown President of the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia.
About the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia
The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia represents the full spectrum of international and domestic shipping related interests in Western Canada including, but not limited to, international and domestic ship owners, BC Ferries, vessel agency companies, cargo interests, terminal interests, cruise lines, port authorities, marine pilotage and towage, maritime lawyers, classification societies, marine survey companies, marine support and service organizations.
SOURCE: Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia