Our Team Is Your Team

Depth of experience. Deeply committed. Our work is your reputation. Your reputation is our business.

Ian Smortchevsky

Director + President

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A Vancouver-based shipbroker for over 20 years, Ian’s experience spans from boutique brokerage firms to former partnership at one of the largest brokerage firms on the West Coast. As owner of World Wide Shipping and an international representative for Rugby Canada West, Ian brings fresh energy and tenacity to create contemporary progress in the industry he knows so well

Steve Williams

Director, Chartering

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Steve joined World Wide Shipping in 2019 after completing his MBA from Simon Fraser University. Leveraging his experience and background in sport, both as an athlete (football & rugby) and in the boardroom, Steve has proven to become one of the best relationship builders in the shipping marketplace. As a partner at World Wide Shipping, Steve brings his unique, progressive perspective to help his clients strategically navigate an ever-changing and complex shipping industry.

Stacey Hake

Senior Operations Manager

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Stacey brings her degree in Business Management and her experience in marketing, business analytics, shipping and logistics to create operational excellence at World Wide Shipping. Stacey’s detailed approach keeps our clients apprised on every facet of their respective voyages, from inception to completion and settlement. An active member of the Capilano Rugby Club’s Premier women’s team, Stacey previously represented her province and country in the sport.

Eric Pollard

Chartering Manager

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With over 2.5 years experience as an agent on the waterfront, Eric brings foundational knowledge in vessel operation, stowage/stability, terminal operations and logistics to World Wide Shipping. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Eric holds a philosophy degree (honors), was a member of the UBC Varsity Track Team, and earned Academic All-Canadian honors in 2017 and 2018. Eric is also a Transport Canada Certified Drone Pilot.