EcoAction Program

Over 3,000 ships call at the Port of Vancouver each year and those that follow responsible environmental management practices are rewarded for helping to protect Vancouver’s natural environment.

Through the port authority’s EcoAction Program, shipping companies can qualify for up to 47% off of their harbour dues fee by taking voluntary measures to reduce their environmental impact, such as by using renewable energy to reduce air emissions, installing propeller technologies that reduce underwater noise, or obtaining third-party environmental designations. 

Award levels 
Based on the eligible criteria shipping company meets, it can qualify for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award level:  

  • Gold  47% reduced harbour dues fee 
  • Silver  35% reduced harbour dues fee
  • Bronze  23% reduced harbour dues fee

How to apply  

To applypleasereview the eligible criteria and submit an application to participate in the program through our customer portal. 

For inquiries, email [email protected].