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Ahlers a European shipping and transport group with historical homebase in the port of Antwerp (Belgium) in the heart of Europe, is active in niche markets in the liner trade, Shipmanagement, liner agency, cargo & commodity logistics, and consultancy.


Alaska Marine Highway System


Algoma Central Marine operates the Corporation's modern fleet of 23 dry-bulk cargo vessels. Twenty-one of these ships operate exclusively within the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway; one has extended operating limits into the Gulf of St. Lawrence; and two have extended operating limits along the coast of North America and into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Twelve of the ships self-unload cargoes by means of shipboard conveyor-belt systems (self-unloaders), while the other 12 are unloaded by means of shore-based equipment (bulkers) . Eighteen of the ships are the maximum size able to transit the complete St. Lawrence Seaway system - the others are smaller. All of the ships are of Canadian registry . Customers of the group are shippers of bulk commodities such as iron ore, coal, grain, salt and aggregates.



ALIANCA-Empress de Navegacao Alianca Alianša which - together with Caravel container services and the Companhia Brasileira de Offshore coastal shipping company, complete the marine division of the Fischer Group.


American President Line (APL) Container operator. Vancouver Representative: American President Line


American United Europe Line (UAEL) Vancouver Representative: Westward Shipping


Andhika Ship Management


Asia Pacific Line Vancouver Representative: Anglo Canadian


Atlantic Container Lines (ACL) Liner Operator using RoRo / Containers. Vancouver Representative: Inchcape Shipping Services.


Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers operating with chartered tonnage. They currently have four Ro Ro type vessels on long term charter and are said to be adding an additional three vessels in 1997. The liner service runs between the North American East / Gulf Coast and the CIS.



Australia New Zealand Direct Line a full-service transportation company headquartered in Santa Ana, California. Operating seven vessels, ANZDL calls the ports of Oakland, Los Angeles, Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney every seven days. Vancouver Representative: Montreal Shipping.


Belships Co. Ltd. Skibs A/S


BHP International Marine Transport BHP Transport currently owns and/or manages 42 vessels, including bulk carriers, general cargo vessels, LNG tankers, special products carriers, a RO/RO vessel, a bunkering barge and tugs. BHP Transport has 25 vessels on long-term time charter, including 6 dry bulk carriers, 12 general cargo carriers, 4 tankers, 2 chemical carriers and 1 petroleum products carrier. Vancouver Representative: Pacific Rim Waterways



Blue Star Line Vancouver Representative: Inchcape Shipping Services.


B C Ferries BC Ferries serves up to 47 ports of call on 25 routes throughout coastal British Columbia.


British Petroleum BP operates a 13-strong international tanker fleet, totalling two million deadweight tonnes. It also has two specialist support vessels to facilitate the transport of crude oil around the world. BP also has approximately 20 tankers on long-term charter, as well as a large number of coastal vessels.


Cabot LNG


Canada Maritime Vancouver Representative: Canada Maritime. This is part of the Shipping arm of CP Limited


Canada Steamship Lines operates a fleet of Great Lakes bulkers


Canadian Transport Company Operator of Forest Products Carriers from Britsh Columbia to various destinations in Japan, US East Coast, UK and Europe. Primary Carrier for Macmillan Bloedel. Head Office in Vancouver.

Cast A subsidiary of CP Ships Cast operates a Liner Service off the East Coast to Europe. Representative in Vancouver: Cascadia


CCAL Liner service to the West Coast of South America. Representative in Vancouver: Nortec


Ceylon Shipping Inc. The National Carrier of Sri Lanka (Liner Services, Ro Ro / Containers.


CHANGBAI SHIPPING CO., LTD. joint-venture company between Sinotrans, Jilin group, China and Daeyang Shipping., Korea which have the business scope of Shipping business with ship owning and have the subsidiary Shipping business under the name of Daeyang Shipping as joint-venture partners including international Shipping Agency, Ship Management. Fleet consists of six vessels


Chevron Shipping Inc. The company owns and operates 35 tankers that total more than 5 million deadweight tons. These include seven new double-hull tankers built as part of its ongoing fleet-renewal program. In addition, Chevron charters 30 to 40 tankers to supplement its own fleet. Most of these ships operate internationally, moving crude oil and products from the Middle East, West Africa, Indonesia and Mexico.


China Ocean Shipping Group (note: in future this link will change to an alternative site is COSCO North America) COSCO Group has 9 ocean shipping companies which are the backbone of the Group located respectively in the main ports of Guangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, Dalian, Lianyungang, Shenzhen and Xiamen. Guangzhou Ocean Shipping Company owns 120 vessels of various types aggregating 2.5 million dwt. Shanghai Ocean Shipping Company has 150 vessel of various types amounting to 3 million dwt. Tianijin Ocean Shipping Company owns 98 vessels of various types amounting to 2.2 million dwt. Qingdao Ocean Shipping Company is operating 53 bulk carriers totaling 2.93 million dwt. Dalian Ocean Shipping Company has a fleet of 30 tankers and general cargo ships with 870,000 dwt. Lianyungang Ocean Shipping Company owns 6 ships aggregating 64,000 dwt. Shenzhen Ocean Shipping Limited Company has a fleet of 10 vessels aggregating 250,000 dwt. Xiamen Ocean Shipping Company owns a fleet of 5 Luxurious passenger ships and bulk carriers totaling 83,000 dwt. COSCO (HK) Group Ltd. has 78 vessels aggregating 3.96 million dwt.


Cho Yang offers Liner and Tramp services since 1961. Cho Yang is diversified into various enterprises such as insurance, fisheries, transportation, manufacturing, and tourism


Clipper Cruise Line Clipper Cruise Line’s small ships, the 138-passenger Yorktown Clipper, the 122-passenger Clipper Adventurer and the 100-passenger Nantucket Clipper, are specifically designed for cruising in coastal waters.


Color Line Norwegian based this Ferry service operates between ports in Norway and Newcastle in the UK.


Columbus Line Columbus Line vessels sail every 8-9 days between the East, Gulf and West Coasts of North America and Australia/New Zealand. Weekly sailings between the East Coasts of North and South America are provided in joint service with Brazilian flag carrier, Alianca. Alianca also operates in partnership with Hamburg-Sud's containerized service linking Europe and South America. Columbus Line's West Coast Americas service links the West Coasts of North and South America.Representative in Vancouver: Greer Shipping.


Compagnie Generale Maritime (CGM)


Contship Containerlines The Liner Division, Contship Containerlines Ltd., based in Ipswich, Suffolk, is currently comprised of some 7 shipping lines, with a fleet of 18 modern and efficient full container vessels operating in the major world-wide liner trades. In 1995, over 235,000 full teu's were carried. CP Ships has made a bid for Contships, which if successful will be consumated September 1997.


CSAV - Sud Americana de Vapores operating across the five continents, offers its so called "line" or regular services, by means of which it provides permanent sailings from certain ports, fixed itineraries and suitable vessels able to convey a large number of containers and a wide variety of conventional cargoes. Likewise, the Shipping Company owns vessels specially designed for frozen cargo, cars, bulk cargo and forest products.Representative in Vancouver: Robert Reford.


Croatia Line Operating a fleet of 34 vessels totaling more than 750,000 dwt, it ranks among the leading liner companies in the Mediterranean. Croatia Line consists of the NAMEX Division, (North America/Middle East Express) which comprises the former North American, Levant and Middle East Lines. The SOUTH AMERICA Division, which absorbs the former conventional lines of the South American Atlantic, Central and Pacific Coasts. The CHARTERING AND CONVENTIONAL SHIPPING Division, which continues its tramp trade and chartering activities and absorbs the former Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, South-East Asia and Far East/China conventional services. Robert Reford are the Canadian Agents.


CSX Corporation CSX is a worldwide freight transportation company with autonomous business units providing rail, intermodal, ocean container shipping, barging and trucking services. The main shipping arm is Sea Land, which claims to be one of the world's largest liner carriers as well as claiming to have invented ocean-borne containerized shipping in 1956 (though it is our understanding that the White Pass and Yukon were operating a full container service between B.C. and Alaska a full six months prior to Sea Land using an 8'x8'x8' steel container). Their other shipping operations consist of American Commercial Lines has 80 years of barging experience on inland and intracoastal waterways and moves over 300 different commodities annually.


Cunard Line, now part of Kvaerner a.s, has a fleet of five of the world's top 12 rated cruise ships.


DAEBO SHIPPING CO., LTD. Currently, about 30 vessels are in Daebo's fleet, - consisting of seven owned or bareboat chartered vessels plus long-term / spot chartered vessels. This fleet will be expanded with no doubt. Recently, especially, '84 built - 23,515 DWT vessel was acquired and delivered in Nov. 1995. The delivery of aforementioned vessel is to help expand Daebo's business boundary from F.E. / South Asia to worldwide.


Dorchester Maritime Limited


Eastern Car Liners Ro/Ro service between Japan, China and the Philippines. Representative in Vancouver: Interocean


Evergreen Line Taiwanese based Liner Operator. Vancouver Representative: Evergreen.


FARRELL LINES currently operates four fully containerized C-5 class ships in a subsidized liner service in the U.S./Mediterranean trade. Farrell's share of the commercial market in the Mediterranean trade is substantial.


FESCO Australia-North America Line Operates vessels between the West Coast of North America and Australia carrying breakbulk, container and reefer cargo. Vancouver Representation: FESCO Agencies.


Gearbulk Ltd., Owns and operates a fleet of 47 open hatch, gantry craned ships plus 8 under construction. These vessels are especially suited for forest products and other unitized commodities. Head Office is now in the UK (was in Bergen). Offers break bulk and bulk services between British Columbia and Far East, UK / Continent, US East Coast and Brazil. Vancouver Representation: Gearbulk Shipping Canada Ltd.


Golden Ocean Offers direct breakbulk service to Europe. Vancouver Representative: Anchor Shipping


Grancolombiana Line Recently control of Granco was taken over by TMM. Out of Vancovuer Grancolombiana carries containers and breakbulk to the West Coast of South America. Vancouver Representative: Nortec


Grupo Libra offers efficient breakbulk and containerized cargo shipping services, and accommodates the requirements of international commerce between Brazil and its partners, in the following trades: - Mercosul, the United States of America, Mexico and Canada, are served by "Nacional" Line. All points inside the North-American continent are served via multimodal connections. - "Paulista" Line serves Mercosul, Europe and Mediterranean; - and South America’s West Coast is served by the company's namesake, "Libra" Line. Grupo Libra also own one tanker - the former "Juruß", of 132,000 deadweight tons. This vessel is now the "Libra Albacora" and is on a long-term charter to Petrobras.


Hamburger Lloyd operates a fleet of 20 Chemical transport tankers, 6 Mineral Oil transport tankers, over 50,000 Metric Tons transport capacity carrying over 3 Million tons annually, transporting over 75 different types of chemical products.


Hapag Lloyd AG deploys 18 modern containerships of its own in addition to many charter ships, chiefly on the main routes Europe-Asia, Europe-North America and North America-Asia. The final freighter in its recent series of eight 4,400 TEU newbuildings costing an overall DM 1.2 billion was delivered at the beginning of 1995. In 1995, with a view to participating in the steady growth in container transport, Hapag-Lloyd ordered three more newbuildings also with capacity for 4,400 standard containers. A new 3,400 TEU freighter was integrated into the fleet in 1996. In 1996 Hapag-Lloyd's annual transport volume will exceed one million standard containers.

Hapag-Lloyd also owns Rickmers-Linie, which offers worldwide multi-purpose services with conventional vessels, mainly for trade with China, which Rickmers has served for over a century.


Hamburg-Sud - The Shipping Group is a major international shipping operator and one of the world's largest carriers of refrigerated cargo. In addition to containerized services, its operations include bulk, tramp, reefer, and tanker operations. Local Representation is by Greer Shipping.


Hanjin Lines offers container service with main global service relaying throughout the Trans-Pacific, Trans-Atlantic, Far East/Europe, IntraAsia including Australia, Latin America, and the Mediterranean. Hanjin also has controlling interest in DSR Senator. Hanjins bulk carrier operation consists of three main service areas: liner service, specialized and tramper service and LNG service and other long-term charter service including tanker services. Hanjin have their own Office in Vancouver.


Leif Hoegh & Co. ASA operates today, directly or indirectly, a fleet of approximately 140 vessels - of which about 40 are owned - from its main office in Oslo and several offices around the world. LHC employs approximately 1,150 seafarers and 250 on shore. In addition, LHC owns 42.3% of Bona Shipholding Ltd., which operates a large fleet of medium sized tankers and combination carriers. LHC is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.


Holland America Line Cruise Line operating eight vessels.


Hoyu Tanker Co a subsidiary of LG Caltex Hoyu Tanker carries out the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products.


Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. part of the larger Hyundai Industrial group of Korea. HMM is actively involved in Liner Services, Car and Bulk Carriers. Their Liner Services are predominantly based out of the Pacific with five services to and from North America. In the Car Carrier market Hyundai currently operate a fleet of fifty vessels of which 27 are owned. A fleet of 13 dedicated vessels ranging from 40,000DWT to 260,000DWT provides the Ore/Coal transportation service all over the world. Hyundai also operate a Tanker service from the Arabian Gulf to Korea. Two 125,000 cbm size MOSS type LNG carriers one of which is to trade between Indonesia/Korea and Malaysia/Korea. In addition HMM offers conventional line, tramp and heavy lift services. HMM have their own Office in Vancouver.




IVER Ships this Norwegian Carrier specializes in the transportation of Methanol and MTBE cargoes. In January 1997 Van Ommeren of the Netherlands took a 40 percent share in the company and IVER Ships took over the commercial management of Van Ommeren's deeps tanker activities. Including the commercial management of Van Ommeren's fleet of eight 45,000 tdw product/chemical carriers, Iver Ships will operate a fleet of 23 vessels.


Jebsen's Australia Service Breakbulk service by Jebsens of Norway to Austrailia off the West Coast of North America. Vancouver Representation: Seawood Shipping


K- Line Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha's ("K" Line) worldwide liner service network concentrates on North American, European and intra-Asian routes, while its bulk carrier services focus on the transportation of iron ore and coal. "K" Line's automobile transportation services move in excess of 1.1 million vehicles annually, and the company is also involved in the transportation of crude oil, LNG and other energy resources. K-Line have their own offices in Vancouver. (Nortec does the operations)


Kent Line Operates a Liner service from the North American East Coast to the Caribbean, Central and South America with five vessels; two conventional vessels from the Canadian Atlantic to Northern Europe; and one oil tanker. Vancouver Representation: Westward Shipping.


Knutsen Line Vancouver Represetative: Westward Shipping.


J. Lauritzen A/S


Maersk Line is part of the A.P. Moller Group with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. The A.P. M°ller fleet comprises about 150 vessels with a total deadweight of about 7,000,000 tons and includes container vessels, tankers, bulk and special vessels, supply ships and drilling rigs. Maersk Line have their own office in Vancouver.


Mammoet Shipping Mammoet Transport and Mammoet Shipping are one of the very few companies specialized in the worldwide transportation of heavy and voluminous cargo by land and by sea.


Maruba SCA Offers a breakbulk, bulk and container service between the West Coast of North America, Central America and the East Coast of South America. Vancouver Representative: Westward Shipping.


Matson Nagigation Container operator between US West Coast and Hawaii. Also operate a feeder service on the West Coast of North America. Vancouver Representative: Westward Shipping.


Medbulk Maritime Offers a breakbulk and bulk service covering the Mediterranean. Vancouver Representation: Anglo Canadian.


Med Pacific Express Offers Container service from the West Coast of North America to Venezuala and the Mediterranean. Vancovuer Representative: Anglo Canadian.


Mediterranean Shipping Company Container operator covering the Eastern Mediterranean, East and South Africa, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Vancouver Representative: SMI Marine.


Melfi Marine Corp. S.A.; Liner services predominantly serving Cuba.


Mitsui OSK Lines The agents for Mitsui OSK in Vancouver are Montreal Shipping.


A.P. Moeller Group /Maersk Maersk Line consists of more than 80 container vessels and 250,000 containers. The Maersk Tankers fleet operated includes about 55 tankers with a deadweight tonnage exceeding 5,000,000 tons, comprising crude and product carriers as well as gas tankers. The A.P. M°ller fleet also includes bulk carriers of 40,000 to 70,000 tons deadweight designed for the transportation of large homogenous cargoes like coal, ore, cement, woodchips and grain. The fleet serving the offshore oil and gas industry includes some 40 supply vessels of different types.


Nantai Line Container services of the East Coast North America to South Africa and Mauritius. Vancouver Representative: Westward Shipping.


National Navigation Company The National Navigation Company was established as an Egyptian free zone company in May 1981, with a capital of US$ 50 million. Operates 10 bulk carriers ranging from 32,000 to 70,000 dwt and one passenger vessel.


Naviera Pacifico operates a breakbulk service from British Columbia to Venezuala. Vancouver Representative: Norsk Pacific.


Navix Line Container operator off the East Coast to Russia. Vancouver Representative: Westward Shipping.


Nedlloyd (see P&O Nedlloyd for its Liner activities)Vancouver Representative: Anglo Canadian


Neptune Orient Line (NOL) operates a comprehensive network of container shipping services world-wide, including shipping services in the North America-Asia, North America-Europe, Asia-Europe, intra-Asia and Australia sectors. NOL also offers worldwide chartering services in the liquid and dry-bulk trades. Through its wholly owned subsidiary company, American Eagle Tanker Inc, NOL is the largest lightering tanker operator in the U.S. Gulf.

The NOL fleet consists of 70 modern and young vessels, comprising 36 containerships, 25 tankers and 9 dry-bulk carriers. NOL has on order five 5,000-TEU containerships, four Panamax bulk carriers and six Aframax tankers slated for early 1998. Vancouver Representative: NOL Canada Inc.


Nippon Yuesen Kaisha (NYK) Vancouver Representative: Greer Shipping.


Nomadic Shipping As


Norsk Pacific Operates a Coastal Breakbulk service off the West Coast of North America. VAncovuer Representative: Norks Pacific.


Norsul International Offers a breakbulk service between the West Coast of North America, Central America and South America. Vancouver Representative: Canada Maritime



Occidental Services Corporation Occidental Group, as agent for Occidental Services Corporation and Total Ocean Marine Services Inc. operates a fleet of multipurpose dry cargo vessels and offers contract and independent common carrier service for over size, heavy lift, project, forest products, bulk, break bulk and general cargoes between the United States, Venezuela, Mexico, Columbia, Trinidad and other ports world wide.


Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is a global container transportation company providing customers with global, fully integrated, containerized transportation services. It has a vast network encompassing six principal trade routes, including the Transpacific, Transatlantic, Far East/Europe, Far East/Australia, Far East/Middle East, and Intra-Asia. OOCL owns and charters approximately 34 container vessels deployed in 36 liner services carrying over one million TEUs globally per year. The delivery of six new 4,960-TEU vessels and one 2,300-TEU ice-class vessel makes OOCL’s fleet one of the most modern in the world.Vancouver Representative: OOCL (Canada) Inc.


Pacfic Commerce Line:Vancouver Representative: Pacific Commerce Line.


Pan American Line Vancouver Representative: Nortec Marine


Pan Ocean Shipping Company Ltd., During the last 30 years, Pan Ocean has grown to be the leading shipping company in the world with its owned fleet of 64 vessel (Approx.3.0million DWT) and operating over 150 vessels including chartered ships in world-wide service routes. Pan Ocean is distinguished in dry bulk tramper and liner services, ranking the 4th biggest in the world and now endeavoring to diversify and expand its business scope to LNG transportation, Container service, car carriage and chemical tanker business. 1995 Revenues were said to be in excess of USD 1 Billion.Vancouver Representative: Empire Shipping



P&O Nedlloyd,, operates a global network of 77 trade lanes connect more than 250 main ports plus a larger number of additional ports through feeder services. P&O Nedlloyd operate a fleet of 112 owned and chartered vessels, with four of the world's largest vessels of 6,690 TEUs on order. P&O Nedlloyd control 540,000 owned and leased containers of all size-types. They are estimated to handle over 2.3 million loaded TEUs per year.Vancouver Representatives: Maclean Kennedy (P&O) and Anglo Canadian (Nedlloyd).



Polomar, Inc. is a chartering broker with over 16 years of experience specializing in the Caribbean, North and South America with a main strength in Colombia.


Princess Cruises operates a fleet of eight cruise ships.


Rimship operate dry cargo vessels from 750 - 1250 dwcc in the North Sea, Baltic and European trade.




Samsun Shipping Co. s our regularly scheduled container and breakbulk transportation service between the USA, the Russian Far East, and Busan, Korea. We operate two container vessels each in a direct service between Seattle, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Magadan, Korsakov (Sakhalin Island),Vladivostok and

Busan with departures from Seattle every third Friday of the month.


Sea Wind


Sea Land a daughter of CSX, operates a fleet of 105 container ships and approximately 200,000 containers in U.S. and foreign trade and serves 120 ports in 80 countries and territories.


Sembawang Maritime


Silja Line


Star Shipping A/S


Sunmar Shipping run a two-vessel container service between Seattle, the Russian East Coast and Korea.


SUNWOO SHIPPING CO., LTD. main trading area is Far-East covering general/bulk cargo services. Sunwoo specialize in

Far East Russia business such as small size log and steel carriage.



Swedish Bulk Shipping Co


Thai Maritime Navigation Co.


Tor Line operates a coastal type service using Ro Ro's between Sweden, Holland, Belgium and the U.K.


Total Ocean Marine Services, Inc. is a U.S. common

carrier authorized by the Republic of Venezuela's Ministry of Transport and communications to transport reserved and unreserved cargoes in the waterborne trade between the United States and VENEZUELA. With a fleet of multipurpose self-sustaining dry cargo vessels, Total Ocean offers DIRECT independent liner

service for over size, heavy lift, project, break bulk and general cargoes.


Totem Ocean Trailer Express


Trans Asia Shipping Lines, Inc.


Transportacion Maritima Mexicana S.A. de C.V. (TMM)


Western Bulk Shipping


Wilhelmsen Lines Wilhelmsen Lines (USA) Inc. is responsible for five trade routes across the globe. In addition, we also provide car transportation services to South America and the Middle East. The fleet includes 17 car carriers and 13 RO RO's.


Yangming Line operates a fleet currently comprised of 46 vessels with a total tonnage of more than two million DWT. Of these ships, 30 are fully owned by Yang Ming Line. The fleet is composed of full-container ships, huge bulk carriers, ore/coal carriers and supertankers.


Zim Israel Navigation Company us structured into four operating units. Zim Container Services operates one major line with 15 container ships. ZIMEIL provides shipping services between the Far East, Australia, East and South Africa, Southern Europe and the Israeli ports. The service operates 6 regular routes employing 18 vessels. ZEMSAS is the newly established service, combining the operations of the Europe and Mediterranean service with ZIM’s south Atlantic service. THE EUROPE AND MEDITERRANEAN SERVICE is the cornerstone of Israel's seaborne trade with Europe, and has been operational since ZIM’s foundation. The service operates a fleet of container and multipurpose vessels, on eleven major trade routes, and offers regular, and frequent service. ZIM also operates four services where they are cross traders.


Last Updated: September 8,1997

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