General Information


Port security is a very important part of every employer’s operation. Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) works closely with partnering organizations and federally regulating agencies that includes: Transport Canada, BC Truckers Association (BCTA) and Port of Vancouver (POV).

FSD takes security very important in order to ensure the safety and security of contractors, visitors and its employees to perform work, while conforming to FSD’s site security requirements at all times.

FSD security is compliant with the Marine Transport Security Requirements (MTSR) and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code through the International Maritime Organizational (IMO) since June 30th, 2004.


FSD had implemented extensive upgrades to our facility in advance of July 1st, 2004 and subsequently obtained our certification from Transport Canada on June 30th, 2004 as being a marine terminal compliant with the MTSR and ISPS Code standards. FSD is listed under the IMO website as compliant with the ISPS Code, with Assigned port facility number: 5050.

FSD was proud to have received a visit from the US Coast Guard in October of 2005, as part of a reciprocal agreement between Canada and the United States. The visit showcased the security measures in place at FSD, inclusive of our regular vessel arrival package for each ship.

Security Access Control (Port Access) Program

Access in and out of FSD adheres to Transport Canada marine security regulations in consultation with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA). FSD has implemented stringent access control measures onto our site. Please be advised that access to FSD can only occur with the inclusion of a valid Port ID pass or Visitor’s Pass. Anyone not in possession of a valid port pass identification must seek authorization from FSD’s MFSO before being granted access to the site

The following conditions apply to the use of the port pass:

  • Use only when on duty
  • Holder is personally responsible for safe-keeping
  • Do not transfer, lend, borrow or use in any way to facilitate or gain access to port lands by a person who does not have a valid facility access or visitor permit in their possession
  • Do not deliberately alter, damage, destroy or reproduce
  • Cannot hold more than one port pass
  • Display above waist height at all times while on terminal property
  • Report a lost or stolen port pass to issuing organization
  • Notify the issuing organization of changes to any information in the port pass application.

If you do not have a valid port pass than you must report to security immediately located at the main gate to be processed.

Notice: Effective July 1, 2016, the VFPA has implemented a new recovery fee for a replacement lost Port Pass.