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Ferry operators’ conference to discuss technological innovations, fuel trends

VANCOUVER, B.C.–The annual meeting of the Canadian Ferry Operators Association, which takes place in Vancouver this week,  brings together ferry operators and industry leaders to discuss technological innovations, fuel trends, procurement, plans for new builds and refits, and ferries and the federal government including the New Building Canada Plan, tariff on the import of ferries, and more.

The Canadian Ferry Operators Association represents nearly 90% of ferry traffic in Canada.  Annually, ferries in Canada move over 55 million people, nearly 19 million vehicles and billions of dollars of goods, said a release.

Some of the highlights of this year’s conference include:

  • A keynote address from Carol Bellringer, Auditor General of British Columbia, on Large IT Projects: Common Pitfalls & Tips for Success.
  • A special lunch presentation from David Brazil, Minister of Transportation and Works, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • A presentation by Sam Sullivan, MLA Vancouver-False Creek, on the importance of ferries to communities and the need to consider accessibility in transportation.