Port of Vancouver operations update
To Port of Vancouver’s valued customers and stakeholders:
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada membership rejected the four-year tentative agreement reached earlier with the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA). Regular operations at the port continue and recovery plans remain active. In the event that labour disruption occurs, the port authority will re-instate measures to manage vessel arrivals and anchorage assignments to maintain port fluidity and manage anchorage capacity for terminals not affected by labour action.
Marine operations: The port authority continues to manage vessel arrivals and anchorage assignments to maintain port fluidity, ensure the safe movement of vessels and manage anchorage capacity for terminals.
Port of Vancouver anchorage occupation (July 29, 2023 – 0600 am PST):
- Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (English Bay, inner habour, Indian Arm): 71%
- Southern Gulf Islands: 57%
Vessels in port can be viewed on the home page of the PortVan eHub app by selecting “Vessels in Port” via the port authority’s mobile app. Download from the port authority’s website (eHub) or through the App Store (search for “PortVan eHub” or “Port of Vancouver”).
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of new developments as they arise.
- Information Bulletins: Operations Updates
- 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).