Collectively, CTL Westrans's shipbrokers have many years of experience in the global marketplace dealing with every type of ship and cargo. They can provide insight, research and strategic concepts to assist companies with their marine logistics planning and in the pro-active role of project development; they can supply technical, economic and commercial feedback. CTL shipbrokers are also able to offer up-to-date information about legal and regulatory issues.

  • wood pellets

    Wood Pellets

    Bulk loading of wood pellets

  • crane


    Float on float off

  • barge load

    Transfer to Barge

  • ferry


    Semi submersible

  • airplane


    Unique cargo configuration

  • bags


    Multi unit load/discharge

  • poles


    Bundled product

  • box

    Box Cargo

    Heavier lift

  • bus


    Special handling

About Us

CTL Westrans Shipbrokers (CTL Westrans) has a highly skilled team of shipbrokers who have been serving the international shipping community for almost 45 years.

Trading on its years of market insight, CTL is committed to providing its brokers with the most up-to-date market research intelligence. Timely market information regarding ships, cargoes, and vessel supply and demand supports each broker's ability to assist clients' short and long-term needs.

CTL Westrans's management also supports continuous learning and encourages its brokers to attend industry events, take additional training and constantly study global trade publications ensuring each member of the brokerage team is well equipped to manage the ever changing international shipping market.


The history of CTL Westrans and its sister companies dates back to 1966, when John (Jack) Cunningham recognized a need for ship broking services in the growing Pacific Northwest market

With strong support from important clientele, a superior international network and the extensive experience of its employees, the newly-formed ship brokerage was soon meeting the needs of ship owners and charterers around the world. In 1984, the family-owned business expanded to include Compass Marine Services, an ISO 9001-2008 certified ship agency.