June 14, 2018 | Category: Member News


Special Announcement



Vancouver, BC – June 14, 2018 – The Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) is pleased to introduce the Port of Nanaimo as its newest member. The Official Representative will be Ewan Moir, President & CEO. Alternates will be Ian Marr, Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration and Jason Michell, Vice President, Terminal Operations.

“The Port of Nanaimo looks forward to working with leaders at WESTAC concerned with the safety, sustainability and competitiveness of transportation across the region. As we continue to diversify services at the Port, joining a forum focused on Western Canada’s trade-enabling transportation network is fitting” says Ewan Moir, President & CEO, Port of Nanaimo.

WESTAC President & CEO Oksana Exell noted how important it is to have wide-representation at the Council, “ensuring our members cover the spectrum of geography and sectors is critical to the success of our system-wide approach to advancing the region’s transportation system. Another West Coast Port, with its unique advantages, world-class harbour safety programs and openness to opportunities is a good complement. We look forward to working with Ewan and his team at the forums.”


About the Port of Nanaimo

The Port of Nanaimo is Vancouver Island’s largest commercial port and plays a significant role in the local economy.  The Port was created in 1961 as the Nanaimo Harbour Commission and was continued as the Nanaimo Port Authority on July 1, 1999 under the Canada Marine Act.

The Port is a Federal agency whose mandate is to administer, control, manage and protect navigation and safety of the Nanaimo Harbour. The Port strives to be competitive and continue its role as a catalyst for improvement of the Nanaimo waterfront.

Port facilities include deep sea terminals at Nanaimo Assembly Wharf, Duke Point Terminal, Commercial Inlet Basin and Marina, W. E. Mills Landing and Marina for larger vessels, Pioneer Waterfront Plaza Shops and Parking, Seaplane Terminal, Walking/Fishing Pier, Harbourside Walkway and the administration of federal water leases in the Port boundaries.

The Port also acts as a facilitator in initiating and supporting ideas and events which stimulate economic growth for the community and, laterally, the Port.

For more information visit https://npa.ca or on Twitter @portnanaimo



The Western Transportation Advisory Council, WESTAC is a Council of major transportation organizations, represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC’s 50+ members span the modes and sectors of freight transportation: carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions and the three levels of government. Among others, WESTAC’s members include the largest railways, ports and commodity shippers in the country that represent a significant share of the Western Canadian economy. The members focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable and competitive.

For more information, visit westac.com or on Twitter @WESTAC



For further information:   Oksana Exell, President & CEO, WESTAC  Phone: (604) 687.8691