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
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
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
Quantum of the Seas
Having just entered service from her New York home port, The world’s third largest cruise ship is being touted as a technical marvel and the world’s first smartship. She is certainly different with a number of innovative features including a jewel-shaped pod that lifts passengers over the ocean and robots that serve cocktails. She reputedly has the fastest wi-fi at sea, wristbands that serve as room keys, virtual balconies in her inside cabins, the first dodgem ride on water, and a skydiving simulator.
Built by Meyer Werft, Papenberg, Germany 2014
GRT 166,168 tons
Speed 22 knots (cruising)
Bowthrusters: 4 x 4694 HP each
First at Sea Activities:
Quantum of the Seas was named last Friday while docked in Cape Liberty, New Jersey. Royal Caribbean chairman Richard Fain spoke to those in attendance about what makes Quantum of the Seas special, "Our ships are built to be 1/3 traditional, 1/3 evolutionary and 1/3 revolutionary." During the ceremony, godmother Kristin Chenoweth used a tablet on the main stage to launch the traditional champagne bottle against the ship’s hull. Also part of the event were performances by the New York Police Department bagpipes and drums.