Menu

Work Information

Forecast

Gang Forecast - All BC Regions

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 the BCMEA Dispatch staff. It is intended to show, at a glance, how busy various BC port regions are projected to be.

The height and colour of the bars indicate the projected number of gangs requested to meet labour requirements in the port region for a 24 hour period.

VAN - Vancouver
  • green - bars indicate 0 - 10 gangs have been requested
  • yellow - bars indicate 11 - 30 gangs have been requested
  • red - bars indicate more than 30 gangs have been requested
SQU - Squamish
  • green - bars indicate 0 - 2 gangs have been requested
  • yellow - bars indicate 3 - 4 gangs have been requested
  • red - bars indicate more than 4 gangs have been requested
NW - New Westminster
  • green - bars indicate 0 - 12 gangs have been requested
  • yellow - bars indicate 13 - 28 gangs have been requested
  • red - bars indicate more than 28 gangs have been requested
PR - Prince Rupert
  • green - bars indicate 0 - 4 gangs have been requested
  • yellow - bars indicate 5 - 10 gangs have been requested
  • red - bars indicate more than 10 gangs have been requested
VI - Vancouver Island
  • green - bars indicate 0 - 1 gangs have been requested
  • yellow - bars indicate 2 - 3 gangs have been requested
  • red - bars indicate more than 3 gangs have been requested
CW - Coastwise
  • green - bars indicate 0 - 1 gangs have been requested
  • yellow - bars indicate 2 - 3 gangs have been requested
  • red - bars indicate more than 3 gangs have been requested

New Job Positions - Vancouver

The “New Job Positions – Vancouver” graph represents actual new longshore labour positions requested to be filled by the Vancouver dispatch center. It is intended to show, at a glance, how busy the port of Vancouver will be for the upcoming shifts.  The data is calculated based on combination of input from the Stevedore and/or Terminal operators in the port of Vancouver.

“Dispatch finish times” are stated by the dispatch center when all requested job positions have been assigned during the main dispatch.  Dispatch finish times do not reflect job assignments requested after order and cancellation times.

 

 

The colour and height of the bar represent the number of new positions requested for various shifts, see below:

Day Shift - 08:00 Start
  • green - bars indicate 0 - 99 new job positions have been requested
  • yellow - bars indicate 100 - 299 new job positions have been requested
  • red - bars indicate more than 299 new job positions have been requested
Night Shift - 16:30 Start
  • green - bars indicate 0 - 99 new job positions have been requested
  • yellow - bars indicate 100 - 299 new job positions have been requested
  • red - bars indicate more than 200 new job positions have been requested
Graveyard Shift - 01:00 Start
  • green - bars indicate 0 - 99 new job positions have been requested
  • yellow - bars indicate 100 - 199 new job positions have been requested
  • red - bars indicate more than 200 new job positions have been requested

Buttons

Buttons are provided as a method to determine which employee is the next employee to be dispatched for the various jobs, this information utilized in conjunction with the work information provides employees with an estimate of the potential for securing work.

Learn More

Work

Real-time work information provided on this page is for new longshore job requirements from the Vancouver dispatch department only. Vancouver dispatch centre supplies longshore workforce to cargo terminals in the Burrard Inlet, Port of Squamish and Port Moody. Real-time job requirements is not available for other dispatch centres in BC via this website.

To view work information for New Westminster dispatch centre, serving cargo terminals on the Fraser River and DeltaPort, please visit New Westminster Work Information page provided by ILWU Local 502.

For a detailed view of work information, including site, vessel name and berth, please visit mybcmea.bcmea.com.

Learn More