• Supporting Canada's Ocean Protection Plan

    seeking improvements in coastal management Read More
  • Promoting safe shipping and competitive ports

    shipping is essential to Canada's international trade Read More
  • Shipping in Western Canada

    representing key stakeholders in the marine industry across Canada Read More
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For information on our services

Obtain a port pass for access to restricted areas on the marine terminals and in the Port of Vancouver
Port Pass Security Clearance
Spill response information and vessel registration status.
WCMRC Vessel spill coverage
Check out job postings for the marine industry in our careers section.
Careers Jobs
Visit our listing of members, representing marine services throughout Western Canada.
Membership Directory
  • RidleyIsland
    Shorter sailing distances combined with efficient rail service make Western Canada gateways a good choice.
  • Nanaimo
    Western Canada's gateways generate over $21B in economic output and benefits families and communities across Canada.
  • SouthShore
    The marine community and vessel operators comply with strict regulations to protect our coastal communities and our environment.
  • ThirdBerth
    Each year west coast ports generate over $21 billion in economic output. and an estimated $1.5 billion in tax revenue.

Ship of the Week

Ship of the Week
R/P Flip Read More

R/P Flip

Built in 1962, R/P Flip is a most unusual craft - her name being the acronym for “Floating Instrument Platform.” Strictly speaking she is not a ship at all, but an oceanographic research platform designed by scientists at Scripps's Marine Physical and operated by Scripps Oceanography for the US Navy.