Manufacturing & Transport

Sep 6, 2023
Pacific Trader: How war in Ukraine became a windfall for Teekay Tankers
Michael McCullough

The sanctions imposed on Russia forced the world’s third largest oil producer to seek new, more distant markets in China and India rather than just sending oil by pipeline to traditional markets in Europe. That triggered a scramble for ships and made average voyages longer.

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Vivian Liu is making lives easier with her online car buying experience for women
Matt O'Grady

Life Story: From an early age, Vivian Liu had a passion for the testosterone-fuelled world of cars: “In high school, I had a lot of friends who were working in the auto shop, and we would work on cars together...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Sarb Purewal is steering Seven Horses Transportation toward automation
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: As a kid, Sarb Purewal was always curious about what his father was up to. Growing up in Langley and Surrey, he saw his Punjabi immigrant dad start out as a truck driver and work hard to build...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Sukhmanjit Singh Sidhu is helping the agricultural industry digitize with Blackbuck Logistics
Matt O'Grady

Life Story: For Sukhmanjit Sidhu, the decision to launch an entrepreneurial venture in transportation came naturally. Sidhu was raised by a family of entrepreneurs in India’s Punjab state: his grandfather and father had their hands in a number of endeavours...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Edward Tung's Storagehotel stows stuff for UBC students
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: Edward Tung has always been interested in tech and entrepreneurship. He started coding at 11 years old, but even before that, when he was delivering newspapers as a nine-year-old, he employed his friends with a portion of his...

Apr 22, 2023
Unsung Heroes 2023: Ritchie Bros. VP Chris Quinn has lofty goals for the company's financial division
Nathan Caddell

Walking into Chris Quinn’s corner office, one can’t help but glance over at the autographed, framed Roberto Luongo and Trevor Linden jerseys and wonder if Quinn himself still thinks about the future that almost was. Raised in Kelowna to what he...

Mar 21, 2023
Victoria-based Bast Fibre Technologies wants to replace the plastic in your products
Nathan Caddell

Bast Fibre Technologies might be the most stereotypical Victoria business of all time. Run out of the University of Victoria’s Vancouver Island Technology Park, the company manufactures hemp fibre on an industrial scale in an attempt to replace plastic and...

Feb 28, 2023
Pacific Trader: Is Decisive Dividend a hot P/E play in the making?
Michael McCullough

The stock: For years, clever financiers have tried to capture the statistically superior returns of private equity in a publicly traded security accessible to ordinary investors—that is, without the minimum investment thresholds, high fees and lock-in periods. Their efforts have...

Jan 23, 2023
Go Figure: B.C.'s plans for transit gondolas are moving along quickly
Melissa Edwards

The Burnaby Mountain gondola is expected to be 50 percent faster than current transit commutes up the hill

Nov 21, 2022
BTS Logistics Redefines Full-Service Logistics
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Breakthrough Studios The past five years have seen unprecedented growth in ecommerce, and one BC-based company is making sure Canadian businesses are keeping up. For more than two decades, the team at Breakthrough Studios (BTS) has been entrenched in the...

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