The Western Marine Community Coalition is a broad based coalition of organizations and individuals who share common perceptions of the essential needs for the well being of maritime activity, commercial or recreational. Key members include the BC Maritime Employers Association, BC Coast Pilots, Chamber of Shipping, Shipping Federation of Canada, the Council of Marine Carriers, Cruise Line Industry Association, and Boating BC Association.
Commercial Marine Cargo
International trade is essential to ensuring the health and prosperity of our nation. Cargo vessels, domestic tug and barge operators, ports, terminals and labour all work together on the West Coast to ensure that services are delivered efficiently and competitively.
Cruise ships and ferries ply the waters along the West Coast and Vancouver Island throughout the year and provide a significant contribution to the local population and economy.
The West Coast is a popular destination for local and international recreational boaters.