Thursday, June 02, 2016

Nanaimo Foot Ferry Operator To Be Chosen By Oct.

Three Ferry Operators Express Interest

(Nanaimo BC – June 2, 2016) The City of Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) are pleased to announce that three operators have responded to the Expression of Interest (EOI) to operate a passenger only foot ferry between downtown Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver.

Submissions were received from Island Ferry Services Ltd, Clipper Navigation and Riverside Marine (V2V Vacations). An independent Technical Advisory Group will review the proposals and recommend a preferred operator by October 2016.

At that time City Council and the Nanaimo Port Authority Board will be asked to ratify the decision. A lease and operating agreement would then be negotiated with the landlord.

The responses will now be reviewed by an independent Technical Advisory Group, with a recommended operator to be identified by October 2016.

The City and NPA, in conjunction with Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN), view the operation of a high speed passenger ferry service between the two cities as a catalyst that will diversify and grow the local economy. All proponents will engage with Snuneymuxw First Nation.

"By working together in an open and transparent manner, the City and NPA have been successful at identifying 3 operators for the foot ferry service. We look forward to working with the NPA and SFN to bring this service to fruition."
Tracy Samra CAO City of Nanaimo     


1 comment:

  1. alright !!!!

    now if we screw this up, with three parties breathing down our necks, we should simply disband the town entirely, and leave.


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