Keeping British Columbia's natural beauty while supporting Canada's economy

International Shipping

About 90% of world trade is moved by the international shipping industry and world trade is the key to global economic growth and raising millions of people out of poverty. Indeed, it is no coincidence that the poorest nations on earth are those that choose not to trade, or whose lack of development provides them with nothing to trade. The 60,000 major vessels in the world fleet today includes approximately

Major passenger/cruise ships: 300
cruise-type

Heavy lift carriers: 300
heavy-type

LNG carriers: 400
lng-type

Car carriers: 700
Car carrier

Refrigerated carriers: 1,700
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Multi-purpose carriers: 3,000
multi-type

Offshore platform, drill and support ships: 5,200
offshore-type

Container carriers: 6,000
container-type

Bulk carriers: 9,000
bulk-type

Tankers: 12,500
tanker-type