The 7 day Gang Forecast is calculated with a combination of direct input provided by the industry’s Vessel Agents (via the Vessel Allocation Forecast system), the Stevedore/Terminal Operators and BCMEA Dispatch staff. It projects how busy the various BC port regions are.
As much of our industry is built around metal and machines, the shipping business has always relied on people to keep the supply chain moving. And it’s this human side of the shipping business that we do best.
We represent approximately 54 waterfront employers and, by extension, the more than 6,000 men and women who work for them. Our customer- members are ship owners and agents, stevedores, container and cruise ship terminal operators. We help optimize our members’ operations by adding our expertise in labour relations, safety & training, and recruiting.
BCMEA member companies are a vital part of the BC economy and a mainstay of the coastal community. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, our partners move 60 million tonnes of goods worth $53 billion around the globe every year. If you’ve got it, we helped you get it.
Meet the people at the helm of the BCMEA. Guided by a Board of Directors, our executive team is here to support members’ needs.Learn More
Our member companies operate in ports from Victoria to the Alaska border. Members are ship owners and agents, stevedores, container, bulk and break terminal operators.Learn More
The face of the waterfront is changing. Together with our customer members, the BCMEA is working to embrace and support increased diversity in the maritime workforce.Learn More
Find us where we belong. The BCMEA Head Office is located right on the waterfront in the heart of downtown Vancouver.Learn More