Each year, more than 580 million barrels of oil are safely transported along Canada's east and west coasts.

At present, fewer than 500 oil tankers transit along Canada's West coast each year. While most West coast oil tankers are U.S.-bound, about 200 call on Port Metro Vancouver. There hasn't been a tanker issue in the Port of Vancouver for 50 years. Source: IHS CERA 2013

Asia's fast-growing economies require new sources of energy and Asian markets are an eight day to an 11-day sail from proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals on Canada's West Coast - two days closer than most of our international competitors.