• RidleyIsland
    Sailing distances to British Columbia's ports can be up to 68 hours shorter than calls to US west coast ports. Efficient rail services connect customers to major urban centres in Canada and the US mid-west.
  • Nanaimo
    Shipping activities in British Columbia's ports benefit families and communities throughout Western Canada by supporting over 100,000 jobs and over $6.1 billion in wages each year.
  • SouthShore
    The marine community and vessel operators comply with strict regulations to protect our coastal communities and our environment.
  • ThirdBerth
    Each year west coast ports generate over $21 billion in economic output. and an estimated $1.5 billion in tax revenue.
Vancouver Harbour
 The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia represents vessel owners, operators and shipping agencies engaged in international trade through Canada’s Pacific gateway.  The association fosters the development of collaborative solutions and promotes the development of effective and responsive legislation that continues to support a robust and sound shipping industry.
  • BC Projects
  • Industry Governance
  • Safe Navigation
  • Tanker Safety

cat projects

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.

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cat imo

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.

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Norwegian Jade Ships Bridge

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.

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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. 

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                                 CCGS Moytel

After arriving in British Columbia in November 2013, the new Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft based at Sea Island, Richmond, CCGS Moytel was formally named in a well attended ceremony this week. The new vessel is a Griffon Hoverwork hovercraft model AP1-88 Dash 400 manufactured by Griffon Hoverwork of the UK.

LOA 28.5m
Maximum all up weight 75,000 kgs
Propulsion 4 x Caterpillar type C32 ACERT V12 engines each rated at 839kW or 1125 bhp
2 x 5 bladed Hoffmann variable pitch propellers
Maximum speed: 60 knots
Service speed: 40 knots
Removable crane capable of lifting up to 6,300 kgs
Basic crew of 7 consisting of 2 pilots & 5 rescue specialist/divers
Home port: Sea Island, Richmond
Port of Registry: Ottawa

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Moytel is a Halq’emélem word ‘to help each other’, in recognition of our First Nations’ contribution to the province’s history, culture and economy.” The Moytel replaces CCGS Penac and will work in tandem with the CCGS Siyay which is to undergo a mid-life extension. A sister vessel to Moytel, the CCGS Mamilossa is based on the St. Lawrence.


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