Port of Vancouver operations update

June 28, 2023

To Port of Vancouver’s valued customers and stakeholders,

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada served a 72-hour strike notice against the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) at 8:00 a.m. PST, Wednesday, June 28, 2023. The notice enables legal strike action to commence effective 8:00 a.m. PST, Saturday, July 1, 2023.

This strike notice and potential strike action will not impact employees required to service grain vessels in accordance with Section 87.7 (1) of the Canada Labour Code.

For a list of BCMEA members, please visit here. For a list of Port of Vancouver marine terminals, please visit here. 

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for maintaining the safe and efficient movement of marine traffic within the shared waterways at the Port of Vancouver. This includes monitoring vessel arrivals and anchorage use and supporting the safe movement of vessels.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of any new developments as they arise.


  • Port import rail on-dock footage summary: Import Rail On-dock Footage (updated daily Monday-Friday)
  • PortVan eHub app: access real-time insights into Port of Vancouver operations via the port authority’s mobile app eHub.  Download from the port authority’s website (eHub) or through the App Store (search for “PortVan eHub” or “Port of Vancouver”)
  • Port dashboard: view updates on import rail performance, truck terminal turn times, gateway vessel on-time performance, and container vessels at anchor/berth through the port authority’s website (Performance Metrics).
  • Port operations updatesOperations Updates