Shipping is the most efficient means of moving cargo worldwide, with ships carrying more than 90% of global trade by water. As ships transit through many jurisdictions and can cross several boundaries in one voyage, the international governance of shipping is essential for industry to maintain a degree of consistency and global acceptance.Read More
British Columbia is seeing an unprecedented level of investment in ports, terminals and infrastructure to support Canada's growing trade with Asia. Each project helps create a more competitive environment for our ports and more jobs for communities throughout Western Canada.Read More
While international shipping has embraced the use of new technologies to enhance the mariner's toolkit for safe navigation, ships still look to our professional marine pilots to assist in the safe navigation of vessels along our coast and in the Fraser River. The requirements for the safe navigation of ships are embodied in the Canada Shipping Act 2001 and other key pieces of marine-related legislation in Canada.Read More
Tankers have been calling BC ports for several decades and continue to demonstrate that industry best practices, which often exceed regulations, can ensure that these transits are done safely and without any harm to the surrounding environment.Read More
A recent visitor to BC on her maiden voyage was Olive Bay, reputedly the world’s largest single deck, self trimming bulk/log carrier. She is seen here approaching Inchon on her return voyage to Asia.
Built by Oshima Shipbuilding, Japan, delivered 2015
Owned and managed by Pacific Basin Shipping, Hong Kong
GRT 32,100 tons
DWT 54,750 MT
5 holds / hatches
Cranes: 4 x 30MT SWL with 26m outreach
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Pacific Basin’s activities span 12 offices in Asia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. The owned and operated fleet comprises more than 220 vessels and is supported by approximately 3,000 seafarers and 340 shore-based staff. The pictures above show Olive Bay loading logs on deck in Port Alberni during her maiden voyage. Her namesake Olive Bay Hotel, one of Oshima shipyard’s affiliates opened in April 2013.