- Western-based, cross-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. Our members provide tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs for Canadians in communities across the west, and ship billions of dollars’ worth of mainly resource products annually, to domestic and international customers.
WCSC membership is comprised of a unique, cross-commodity group of shippers:
- aggregate, asphalt, cement, concrete, fly ash
The point of commonality for this group is a reliance on market-dominant providers of rail freight, truck and port transportation. WCSC member companies compete in world commodity markets against producers from the United States, Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and South America. Rail freight transportation costs and reliability are major factors in whether or not those companies prosper, simply endure or struggle.
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.
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.
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: