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Shipping activity in British Columbia

British Columbia offers some of the shortest ocean routes between Asia and North America making it an attractive gateway for the Asia-Pacific trade.


As the Asia-Pacific gateway for Canada, ports in British Columbia see a variety of ships due to the diverse nature of the commodities imported and exported.  Based on 2014, the breakdown of vessel types calling BC ports is shown in the graph below: