Industry Partners

We work with a wide range of industry partners to promote responsible and sustainable business practices, foster productive workplace relationships, improve safety, and boost economic growth.

Working towards a common purpose with our partners allows us to leverage joint expertise, resulting in more benefits to all parties.


BC Marine Terminals Operators Association

Established in 1963, the BC Marine Terminals Operators Association was created to help connect port communities, promote responsible growth of the port industry, and liaise between governments and port authorities. Western Stevedoring is one of fourteen terminal operators who belong to the Association.

Visit the BC Marine Terminals website for more information


BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA)

Comprising over 68 members, the BCMEA is represented by ship owners, agents, employers such as terminal operators, and associate members such as the Shipping Federation of Canada.

The BCMEA represents the interests of its members on issues involving labour relations, pensions, the Canada Labour Code, health and safety, human rights, and employment equity. The BCMEA also oversees recruitment and training for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and labour dispatch in Vancouver. 

Visit the BCMEA website for more information


Chamber of Shipping of BC

An association representing shipping agencies, operators and vessel owners, the Chamber of Shipping BC helps develop legislation aimed at promoting international trade and economic growth. The Chamber also plays a key role in the safe transportation of many resources through Canada’s Pacific gateway.

Visit the Chamber of Shipping BC website for more information


Port of Vancouver

Known as “Canada’s Pacific Gateway”, the Port of Vancouver facilitates the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods per year with more than 170 world economies, making it Canada’s largest port. From its terminals in Burrard Inlet, Roberts Bank and the Fraser River, the port handles a full range of cargo carried by container ships, cruise ships, bulk carriers, automobile carriers, break-bulk carriers, and tankers.

Visit the Port of Vancouver website for more information