Project description

Project Understanding the Demand for Anchoring Outside the Jurisdiction of Major Public Ports in Canada (ADOPT) is a Transport Canada funded project that provides a detailed overview and examination of the following:


  1. - Establishing and analyzing past, current and future freight traffic profiles (limited to: tankers and dry bulk carriers) to and from major Canadian ports (Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax), and vessel movements per origin-destination (country and port).


  1. - Establishing and analyzing past, current and future trends for freighters (limited to: tankers and dry bulk carriers) anchoring inside and outside public ports jurisdiction;


  1. - Establishing and analyzing past, current and future factors that have had or are expected to have an impact on major ports (Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax) traffic and demand for anchorage sites inside and outside their jurisdiction.  Factors to be considered include but are not limited to: trade agreements, increase in bulk commodity volumes, freighter sizes, freighters current and forecasted supply, costs to hire freighters, the environmental requirement such as Emission Control Areas (ECA) Port fee structures, regulations, commercial practices.









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 March, 2019