About Us

  • Western-based, multi-commodity Coalition
  • Member issue driven organization
  • Board experienced and knowledgeable in the commodity transportation sector

Western Canadian Shippers’ Coalition (WCSC) is the voice for western shippers for whom a safe, efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost effective transportation function is vital to their success. 

WCSC membership is comprised of a unique, multi-commodity group of shippers:

  • aggregate, asphalt, cement, concrete, fly ash
  • coal
  • copper
  • energy
  • forestry
  • industrial minerals
  • oilfield services
  • potash
  • sulphur
  • zinc

Our membership includes some of the largest Canadian and North American shippers in these sectors. Collectively, members provide tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs in communities across Canada, ship billions of dollars’ worth of product annually, and spend more than $3.5 billion on total transportation costs.  The point of commonality for our members is a reliance on market-dominant providers of rail freight, truck and port transportation.

Government advocacy is a primary service we offer our membership. We discuss and share perspectives and ideas on important transportation issues related to rail, port/terminals and trucking, and develop clear positions and messages to take to government. We provide government with a one-window approach to engage in meaningful dialogue with multiple commodity sectors.

Associate Memberships

On January 1, 2020, WCSC began its new Associate Membership Program to include non-shipper contributors to the supply chain industry and currently have 5 members:

  • Arrow Transportation Systems
  • Cando Rail Services
  • GATX Rail Canada
  • Mountain View Group
  • The Washington Group – Southern Railway of BC & Seaspan Ferries Corp.

Strategic Partnership

In December 2015 WCSC and Pulse Canada developed a strategic partnership to collaborate on transportation issues of mutual interest. Pulse Canada is a national industry association that represents over 35,000 growers and 132 processor/exporters of peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas. Canada is a world leader in pulse production and exports, with over 5.2 million tonnes of pulses and special crops moving through Canadian corridors to more than 150 markets around the world.

Learn more about the WCSC, including our Vision, Mission, Mandate and current issues focus: