Project description

The project  "International Comparison of the Management and Oversight of Anchorages Outside the Jurisdictions of Major Public Ports: International Comparisons & Options" deals with the following components:


Component 1: An International comparison and assessment of industry best practices;


• To review the management and oversight approaches of anchorages outside public ports similar in nature to major Canadian ports such as Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Montreal, Quebec, and Halifax.


Component 2: The assessment of international frameworks to evaluate sites based on site characteristics and to manage and oversee anchorages that could be implemented in Canada;


• Propose options to identify, manage and oversee anchoring sites at major ports (e.g. Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax) that balance safety, economic, environmental, cultural and social issues and concerns.






Project Officer

Clive Schofield

Professor Clive Schofield is Head of Research at the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden. He was previously Director of Research at the Australian Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia and remains a Visiting Professor with ANCORS. He holds a PhD (geography) from the University of Durham, UK and an LLM from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Tafsir Matin Johansson

Dr. Tafsir Matin Johansson is employed as an Associate Research Officer at the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (Global Ocean Institute) in Malmö, Sweden. Prior to joining the Global Ocean Institute, Tafsir served as Research Associate at the World Maritime University (WMU) where he has held office since 2013. Tafsir is a policy analyst with a Ph.D. in Maritime Affairs from WMU, an LLM in Maritime Law from the University of Lund, Sweden, and an LLB from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.


Satya Sahoo

Satya is an Assistant Professor of Shipping Management and Finance at World Maritime University, Sweden. He teaches various modules in Shipping Management and Logistics (SML) and Port Management (PM) including Quantitative Methods and Market Analysis, Maritime Financial Management and Derivatives & Risk Management. Priory, he has taught various postgraduate, MBA and executive programmes in the UK and in India.


Project Duration

December, 2018 to April, 2019