Ship Stevedoring

World-Class Stevedoring on Canada’s West Coast

Customer-focused and cost-effective stevedoring – BC’s trusted break-bulk cargo specialist

Western Stevedoring is the most diverse and experienced stevedoring company in Western Canada. Our skilled professionals handle general, break-bulk and project cargo in ports throughout BC. Our satisfied clients can be found all over the world.


Decades of Trusted Service

For nearly seven decades we’ve been operating in BC safely and responsibly, building trust and earning respect throughout our industry and in local communities.

In an industry known for its challenging cargo, experience makes a huge difference. Our skilled stevedores, dedicated management team and knowledgeable support personnel draw from decades of experience handling unique and challenging cargo.

Focused on Customer Needs

We’ve earned a strong reputation for providing world-class stevedoring services by focusing on customer needs and quality service. Our people, operations and core objectives are driven by a common goal: to deliver world-class service and exceptional customer care to our clients.

The biggest names in shipping and transportation trust us with the most complex contracts and rely on us to move their valuable cargo through ports efficiently, affordably and effectively. So can you.

Service Across BC

Vancouver Island

Western Stevedoring is the largest full-service stevedoring contractor on Vancouver Island. We provide vessel stevedoring services at all major ports on Vancouver Island.

We operate the cruise ship terminal at Ogden Point on behalf of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and provide specialized stevedoring services in all ports on Vancouver Island.

Lower Mainland and Northern British Columbia

We provide stevedoring services in ports throughout the Lower Mainland and in the northern Ports of Prince Rupert and Stewart, BC.

Since the terminal opened in 1977, Western Stevedoring has operated Lynnterm, Canada’s largest break-bulk terminal.

Our head offices are located on the North Shore of Vancouver in the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s busiest port.