Moving cargo

Freight forwarders

Freight forwarders are similar to travel agents for cargo. A freight forwarder ensures goods move from point of origin to point of destination to arrive at the right place, at the right time, in good order and condition, at the most economic cost.

Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association – Member Directory

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service can help you export your goods. Trade officers are located in 12 cities across Canada and in more than 140 cities worldwide. Officers can help you assess your export potential, identify key foreign contacts, find new markets abroad, implement your export strategy and obtain relevant advice and intelligence.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Canadian Trade Office

A Canadian Trade Office can help with shipping your product from another country to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You can also refer to the Canadian Border Services Agency or speak with a freight forwarder.

Find a Canadian Trade Office abroad
Canadian Border Services Agency
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association

Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Canada Customs and U.S. Customs can assist with customs documentation. You can also contact a local customs office or a customs broker.

Canada Border Services Agency
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Find your local customs office
Contact a customs broker

More information

Port fees – including terminal handling fees
Terminals and facilities
Container terminals and shipping lines
Off-dock terminals and container freight stations
British Columbia Chamber of Shipping
Shipping Federation of Canada

Frequently asked questions

Where is my container/How do I track my container?
Please contact your container shipping line or freight forwarder.

Where/how do I pick up goods, or personal effects (i.e. household goods, and/or vehicle, and/or furniture) that have arrived at the port and how much will it cost?
Contact your container shipping line or freight forwarder.