Wheelhouse Shipping Agency, a new company formed by merging Empire Shipping Company and Compass Marine Services. The only change for our customers is a larger team with more diversified expertise to address your needs. If you have questions about the merger please see our new website which addresses the most asked questions.www.wheelhouseshipping.com
Extensive experience working with port terminals along the Canadian West Coast, including the Ports of Vancouver, Fraser River, Roberts Bank/Deltaport, Vancouver Island and Prince Rupert.
Agents are available to assist clients on a 24/7 basis throughout the year.
Current, accurate information about the ports in which Compass operates, enabling clients reliable, timely information throughout cargo operations. News updates and reports are regularly posted online.
Excellent connections with maritime industry professionals across Canada and around the world and a close affiliation with one of Vancouver's best-established brokerages, CTL Westrans Shipbrokers.
Compass Marine's shipping agents have extensive knowledge about all aspects of port and cargo handling operations. We would be happy to provide an estimate for your requirements, or to answer any questions you have about Canadian ports and terminals.
The Port of Vancouver is the third largest port in North America in terms of total tonnage moved in and out of the port. We’re home to 27 major marine cargo terminals, three Class 1 railroads, and a full range of facilities and services to the international shipping community.
Vancouver island is the largest island on the West Coast of North America; 460 kilometres (290 mi) in length, 100 kilometres (62 mi) in width at its widest point, and 32,134 km2 (12,407 sq mi) in area. Ports on the island mainly handle forestry relate products, and project cargo.
Three gateway ports at Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Stewart provide access from Asia-Pacific to Western Canada and the US Midwest. Being Canada's most westerly ports, sailing times can be 1-2 days shorter than other ports.