Decision No. 716-W-2005

December 9, 2005

December 9, 2005

APPLICATION by J.B. Ellis & Co. Ltd., on behalf of Alaska Marine Lines, Inc., pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use American tugs and barges: "TONGASS PROVIDER", "quot;, ", "quot;CHICAGOF PROVIDER", "quot;, ", "quot;CHATHAM PROVIDER", "quot;, ", "quot;TAKU PROVIDER", "quot;, ", "quot;SOUTHEAST PROVIDER", "quot;, ", "quot;STIKINE PROVIDER", "quot;, ", "quot;SITKA PROVIDER", "quot;, ", "quot;WESTERN NAVIGATOR", "quot;, ", "quot;OCEAN RANGER", "quot;, ", "quot;WESTERN TITAN" and "PACIFIC TITAN", to provide weekly water bridge services between Seattle, Washington, and Wrangell, Juneau, Haines and Skagway, Alaska, to transport goods originating in Vancouver, British Columbia and destined to various points in Northern British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, during the period commencing on January 1, 2006 and ending December 31, 2006.

File No. W9125/J1/05-2

J.B. Ellis & Co. Ltd. has, on behalf Alaska Marine Lines, Inc., applied to the Minister of National Revenue for a licence to operate the service set out in the title. The matter was referred to the Canadian Transportation Agency on November 23, 2005.

The Canadian Transportation Agency conducted a search of the relevant portion of the marine industry and has determined pursuant to subsection 8(1) of the Coasting Trade Act that there is no suitable Canadian ship available to provide the service or perform the activities described in the application.

This determination will be provided to the Minister of National Revenue for any necessary action as provided for in the Coasting Trade Act.

This Decision does not constitute an authority to commence operations in respect of the service for which application has been made.


  • Baljinder Gill
  • Beaton Tulk
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