Strategically located in Vancouver, British Columbia (Head Office) and Seattle, Washington, CTL is well-positioned to manage its cargo and ship chartering business from two of North America's busiest ports. The company also works closely with its sister company Compass Marine Services, which provides agency services for an international clientele at ports along Canada's West Coast
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.