Annual Dry Bulk & Commodities Conference in Vancouver


On November 17th 2016,   the ICS Canada Branch organised Second Annual Conference “Dry Bulk and Commodities”. Speaker line-up featured top industry representatives:

Mark Hennes, Quorum Corp. – Grain Trade;

Casey McCawley, P&H – Grain Trade;

Robin Campbell, Coal Association, Canada – Coal Trade;

Rick Jaccard, TimberWest – Logs;

Peter Amat, Pacific Basin – Handysize and Supramax Market update;

John Kearsey, SSY Canada – Shipping Market update;

Tony Brewster, Marine Petrobulker – Bunker Market update.
The feedback from the speakers, the sponsors and many of the attendees was that we had an event that had the right level of information, all speakers did comprehensive presentations in a professional format.  Conference was attended by representatives from the Port of San Diego, Port of Olympia, Port of Longview, Port of Vancouver, Port of Nanaimo.

We would like to thank Capt. Stephen Brown for his expert facilitation skills, Mr. Daryl Raibl for guiding the Conference through the day.  And a massive thanks to Mr. Peter Amat who brought all  those speakers and sponsors, for which their support and participation was the core the event.  And finally, to Douglas Larsson for his tireless work to get this event organized.

And at the Christmas Pub Night we were able to raise $1,000 to support the Mission to Seafarers. Thank you to Pacific Basin, CTL West Trans and the Port of Vancouver for providing raffle prizes to help support this cause.

This event would never happen without generous help of our sponsors:

PREP Sessions in Montreal

Exam study sessions were organized by the Canada Branch in Montreal on November 4th and November 11th. Sessions were attended by six students who discussed following subjects with industry professionals:

  • Ship Management & Operations
  • Port Agency
  • Ship Sale and Purchase

Special thanks to Capt. Cavit Minic MICS of Atlantic Maritime COA and Peter Pamel of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP,  who led these sessions.



  • November 16, 2017Dry Bulk and Commodities Conference
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