Files & Downloads


Guidance documents and notices to industry pertaining to the use of anchorages in Western Canada.

Canada Revenue Agency

Taxation policies, including goods and services taxes, on international vessels

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Plant protection, including Asian Gypsy Moth, grain inspections, contaminated soil and wood packaging material and dunnage.

Container Weighing - VGM

Effective July 1, 2016 all containers loaded to vessel are required to have a verified gross mass (VGM) prior to loading onto the vessel

COS Documents & Presentations

This section contains materials generated by the Chamber of Shipping, including presentations, circulars and meeting minutes.  Meeting minutes can only be accessed by our Principal Members.  To obtain a log in and password, contact the secretariat at 604-681-2351 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Canada Border Services Agency and US Customs Border Protection, including Advance Commercial Information, export reporting, and carrier code policy


Emissions Control, ballast water, and vessel discharges

Heath Canada

Ship sanitation

Marine Facilities - Info & Procedures

Terminal security, operational guidelines and notifications

Navigation and Pilotage

Pacific Pilotage Authority, and other navigational restrictions, protocols

Oil Spill Response

Spill response documents including blank contracts for WCMRC, and spill response review documents.


Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area

Port of Vancouver

Tariffs, anchorages, and container drayage

Rates & Tariffs

Current fees for ports, terminals, tugs, services providers, and government agencies.  Certain section are restricted to Principal members.


Ship and port security requirements and forms

Transport Canada

Marine safety inspections and cargo services