Our Services

In addition to our core advocacy work, our secretariat provides services that support the interests of the marine community.  These services include the issuance of port passes, enrollment of spill response agreements, and secretariat services for a number of industry not-for-profit and charitable organizations.


Spill Response

The Chamber of Shipping assists ship owners, operators, and agents in enrolling vessels with Western Canada Marine Response Organization, Canada’s certified response organization in Western Canada. Vessels are required to have a membership agreement in place with a certified response organization before arriving in Canadian waters.


Port Security

Port security is part of maintaining safe and efficient shipping channels. Canada follows the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Ship and Port Facility Code (ISPS Code) and the ports of British Columbia adhere to the ISPS Code. Access to roads and facilities with the Port of Vancouver’s jurisdiction is restricted to port pass holders.  The Chamber of Shipping is a trusted agent of the Port of Vancouver for the issuance of port passes.



We compile a list of marine related events for the industry.  To find out what’s happening or to register for an event view or event listing.



The Chamber of Shipping supports the shipping industry and posts marine-related job opportunities. Find out how you can apply to an open position or list a current opportunity.


Secretariat Services

The Chamber’s secretariat services are far reaching, supporting advocacy work, administrative work, and supporting various non-profit organizations across Canada.