By: Martin Cash Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 24, 2017 Barry Prentice, the supply chain management professor at the University of Manitoba, is hard-headed when it comes to the justification of investment in transportation infrastructure. “I always tell my students the three most important words in transportation are utilization, utilization […]
Free Public Lecture: Wednesday May 17, 7pm – 9pm Ice roads and Cargo Airships – State of the Technology and Opportunities for the North Location: RBC Convention Centre, Room 2H (north building), 375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB Speakers: Ms Judy Klassen, Interim Leader, Manitoba Liberal Party and MLA for Kewatinook Dr. Barry E. Prentice, Professor, […]
Reference: Prentice, Barry E. and Robert Knotts. “Sustainable Transportation: Airships Versus Jet Airplanes.” Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Proceedings Issue: 51st, Annual Meeting (2016): forthcoming SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION: AIRSHIPS VERSUS JET AIRPLANES Barry E. Prentice, University of Manitoba, and Robert Knotts, Airship Association Introduction The cloud that now surrounds the silver lining of jet airplanes is the […]
By: Barry Prentice Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 22, 2013 A11 Your editorial (Everyone should have food security, Feb.1) makes an important connection between transportation and health. The urban food deserts are linked to higher rates of diabetes because some residents cannot afford the travel costs to reach a large grocery […]
Published by the VICE News on January 11th, 2016: “Barry Prentice has submitted a report to Transport Canada, the country’s transport ministry, urging the government to get behind the old technology as a way to alleviate northern Canada’s infrastructure problems. That means ironing out what he sees as regulatory impediments, and even investing tax dollars […]
Published by the Royal Aeronautical Society on January 15th, 2016: “Large global areas such as Alaska, the Canadian Arctic and Siberia have isolated northern areas lacking road or rail access. Other nations with infrastructure gaps include Brazil, sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia where torrential rains wash out bridges and make roads impassable. Air transport […]
“After three-quarters of a century of neglect, only a few dozen airships remain in the world today. But if two companies succeed, that number will soon double, and airships will be hauling hundreds of tons of cargo from the Arctic to the Amazon.” By Tim Fernholz Published at Quartz, December 18th, 2013: Click here to […]
“Commercial development of the Arctic’s natural resources has so far been near to impossible, but transportation throughout the inhospitable region may soon be revolutionized by airships.” By Jenny Soffel. Published at CNN, December 9th, 2013: Click here to read this article.
Published in Bloomberg Sustainability, November 27th, 2013: “Robin Young of Amur Minerals Corp. wants to dig for nickel and copper in Siberia where forbidding winters and poor roads make it tough to haul in equipment. His best option: fly it in with zeppelins.” By Firat Kayakiran and Thomas Biesheuvel. Click here to read this article.
The following letter of support was provided by the Louis Riel Institute: