March 13, 2011 - Pursuant to the "Daylight Saving Act," Daylight Saving Time commences at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at which time clocks will be advanced one hour.

March, 2011 - BCMEA Union Meeting Nights for March 2011 are as follows:

Mainland Locals
Vancouver (500) Wednesday March 9, 2011
New Westminster (500) Wednesday March 9, 2011
Vancouver Island Local
Chemainus (508) Monday March 14, 2011
Northern Local
Prince Rupert (505) Tuesday March 8, 2011

February 28, 2011 - Important notice to Ships' Masters regarding Plumper Sound Anchorages.

January 10, 2011 - CFIA releases new revisions to the Asian Gypsy Moth Policy and Regulations, effective March 1st. See Links under the Vessel Agency Services Section for more information.
CFIA Asian Gypsy Moth Notice to Ships Masters
CFIA-USDA Joint Memo January 2011

December 16, 2010 - ISPM 15 implementation between Canada and U.S. See Links under the Vessel Agency Services Section for more information.

December 2010 - Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day
Longshore and Foremen Holidays
Fraser Surrey Docks Gate Closures and GRS Pre-book Times

2010 - Westward Shipping is proudly celebrating 75 years of serving the shipping industry.

March 1, 2010 - Beginning of High Risk Period for the Asian Gypsy Moth. See regulations in Links under the Vessel Agency Services Section.

February & March 2010 - Vancouver proudly hosts the 2010 Winter Olympics. For more information on this amazing event in our city, please visit

Fall 2009 - Maruba suspends their service to all Canadian and USA West Coast ports. As a result, we are not able to book import or export for South America at this time.







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