The Association of British Columbia Marine Industries (ABCMI), in partnership with BC Ferries, hosted a round-table discussion on May 9th, 2018 on the topic of building ferries in British Columbia. This engaging dialogue explored how to create the conditions for competitive new vessel construction in BC. In attendance were ship builders, labour, ship designers, classification societies, marine suppliers, law firms, financial specialists and other stakeholders in the marine sector. We thank all those that attended for your enthusiastic and insightful input.
Please find below the link to the Record of Discussion of the Roundtable Forum. Also provided is a link to the Summary of the various challenges that were discussed along with ideas that could be pursued in addressing these challenges. As next steps, it is the intention of ABCMI to follow-up on these ideas, where there is interest on the part of industry, BC Ferries and government – as applicable – and pursue outcomes that support the industry in BC while preserving the mandate that BC Ferries has to its ferry users in the acquisition of new ferries for its fleet.
ABCMI welcomes your input and asks that this be directed to the Executive Director, Alex Rueben at email@example.com