Welcome to North Arm Transportation.
North Arm Transportation is an integrated full service marine company that specializes in the movement of fuel and freight along the BC Coast.
We operate a fleet of tugs and barges which provide service to all parts of the BC Coast. But more than that; the combination vessels, our freight handling yard and our more than 50 years of experience allows us to support your camp, small community or project by providing the services you need. We are headquartered on the north arm of the Fraser River in Vancouver and operate a freight loading terminal on Mitchell Island in Richmond. North Arm services the Lower Mainland and coastal BC as far as Stewart, Haida Gwaii and points in between. Whether you need fuel, freight or barge loads of bulk materials, we can help you build our coast.
Safe operational practices are very important to North Arm. We are the first in our field to have voluntarily adopted international safety standards IMO as the framework for our safety management system.
In recent years North Arm has undertaken the process to modernize, and part of this has been the construction of Canada's only classed, double hulled, combination deck and fuel barge. To find out more about the North Arm Genesis click the link below. As well, a general service barge was purchased and adapted for the movement of containers between Vancouver Island and Vancouver Harbour; the first model of the ‘short sea’ concept in operation in Vancouver.
North Arm Transportation is proud of the relationship that has been developed with customers, employees, business partners, government regulators, agencies, and fellow members of the marine community. We are strategically positioned and excited about the opportunities of the 21st century, North Arm Transportation enthusiastically looks to the future.