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Stevedoring

Your British Columbia stevedoring experts serving coastal and inland waterway ports, and terminals up and down the coast of Vancouver Island.

Experienced & Reliable

Whatever your stevedoring requirements, we handle virtually every type of vessel and cargo imaginable. From high and heavy equipment and vehicles to commodities like grain, lumber, newsprint, and steel, our team of terminal services experts will get your cargo on its way quickly and carefully.

Safe & Efficient

Safe, optimized for productivity, and cost-effective, our innovative stevedoring methods are trusted by many top global manufacturers, including Honda, Toyota, and Nissan, and have also been adopted at ports and terminals worldwide.

Vancouver Island Service

DP World stevedoring services are available at ports and terminals throughout BC. And at our Assembly Wharf Terminal near downtown Nanaimo, we can provide unique value to our customers with a full range of cargo handling equipment, 2 deep sea berths, 3 warehouses and 37 acres of storage space.

Your valuable cargo is in good hands.

The DP World Stevedoring Division has provided efficient, cost-effective, and trusted cargo and container services in British Columbia for over 90 years.

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Whatever your cargo’s destination, our stevedoring teams are in the right place at the right time with the expertise and equipment you need. 

Our services are available at 16 locations along the BC coast, and through our central offices in Nanaimo and Vancouver.


Vancouver Mainland
General Cargo:

Kelly Greene
P: 604.252.2502
E: kelly.greene@dpworld.com

Vancouver Island Operations
General Cargo:

John Darbyshire
P: 250.722.2290
E: john.darbyshire@dpworld.com

Products

Your products are our top priority. The DP World Stevedore services team are your West Coast cargo handling experts.

Grain Products

Our safe, efficient loading methods and longstanding expertise at Vancouver’s grain berths maximizes your cargo space and minimizes separation. Through our well-established partnerships with ship owners and charters throughout the world, our DP World Vancouver team can do it all for you.

Forest Products

We understand that your product quality is paramount – we handle wood, pulp panel, lumber; Oriented strand board (OSB), Medium-density fibreboard (MBF) and newsprint . As the global trade in forest products changes, we are constantly innovating to create new solutions and handling equipment to save our customers time and money when shipping products through Canada’s West Coast. We are dedicated to creating and using the right tools to get the job done.

General Cargo

Yachts, trailers, windmill parts, turbines, steel products, canned consumer goods, tires, and more. We know the importance of cargo care to our manufacturing clients. Our highly-skilled, professional stevedoring team works in close cooperation with our importer, exporter, and shipping line customers to ensure a smooth handling experience.

Auto (Ro-Ro) & High and Heavy

Many of the world’s top auto and heavy equipment manufacturers trust us to handle their valuable cargo and vehicles. Hino Trucks, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Lexus and Toyota all call on DP World because they know we do it with care, safety, and attention to detail.

(Nanaimo) Assembly Wharf Specifications

2 berths


2 deep sea berths, ‘B’ and ‘C’ that are 182.88 m in length and with depth alongside of 12.4 m and 11.7 m.

15 ha of paved yard


15 ha of paved storage space and three warehouses totalling 8,332 m2 of covered storage area.

3 warehouses


3 warehouses and a full range of cargo handling equipment is available.