The 7 day Gang Forecast is calculated with a combination of direct input provided by the industry’s Vessel Agents (via the Vessel Allocation Forecast system), the Stevedore/Terminal operators and the BCMEA Dispatch staff. It is intended to show, at a glance, how busy various BC port regions are projected to be.
The height and colour of the bars indicate the projected number of gangs requested to meet labour requirements in the port region for a 24 hour period.
The “New Job Positions – Vancouver” graph represents actual new longshore labour positions requested to be filled by the Vancouver dispatch center. It is intended to show, at a glance, how busy the port of Vancouver will be for the upcoming shifts. The data is calculated based on combination of input from the Stevedore and/or Terminal operators in the port of Vancouver.
“Dispatch finish times” are stated by the dispatch center when all requested job positions have been assigned during the main dispatch. Dispatch finish times do not reflect job assignments requested after order and cancellation times.
The colour and height of the bar represent the number of new positions requested for various shifts, see below:
Buttons are provided as a method to determine which employee is the next employee to be dispatched for the various jobs, this information utilized in conjunction with the work information provides employees with an estimate of the potential for securing work.
Real-time work information provided on this page is for new longshore job requirements from the Vancouver dispatch department only. Vancouver dispatch centre supplies longshore workforce to cargo terminals in the Burrard Inlet, Port of Squamish and Port Moody. Real-time job requirements is not available for other dispatch centres in BC via this website.
To view work information for New Westminster dispatch centre, serving cargo terminals on the Fraser River and DeltaPort, please visit New Westminster Work Information page provided by ILWU Local 502.
For a detailed view of work information, including site, vessel name and berth, please visit mybcmea.bcmea.com.