Ceres Port Pass Office
The Ceres Port Pass Office issues port passes to cruise terminal tenants, cruise representatives, ground transportation providers and Ceres employees & contractors.
If you are a trucking company delivering to the vessels, bus company, ship chandler or company servicing vessels please click here for more information.
Port Pass Application
If you have not already filled out a port pass application, use the port pass application link to complete one. Once you have completed an online application and received a confirmation email that it has been approved you can use the book online link to book your port pass appointment.
Port Pass Appointment (Once application is approved)
To book a port pass appointment with Ceres you need to complete the following steps.
Have your company sponsor you for a port pass. Once you are employed/being sponsored by has sent in a sponsorship, you will receive an email with a link to complete the online port pass application.
Fill out the online port pass application form.
Receive the confirmation email that your port pass has been approved.
Once these steps are completed you can click the "Book Appointment".
If you are required to obtain a Marine Transportation Security Clearance (MTSC), you must make an appointment with the MTSC enrollment office.
Other Port Pass Issuers
If you are a trucking company delivering to the vessels, bus company, ship chandler or company servicing vessels see below for information on how to obtain a port pass.
Truck drivers or anyone driving a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 5,000 kg or more must obtain their Port Pass from the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA). BCTA is also responsible for issuing Port Passes to all courier companies, bus companies and all suppliers to motor carriers (e.g., mobile vehicle repair services or towing companies).
If you are not a member of the Chamber of Shipping, you will require sponsorship from a Chamber of Shipping member company, facility operator, or the Port of Vancouver, which must be confirmed by the sponsor via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Management of business transactions on-board vessels require sponsorship from a shipping line or cruise line agency
If you do not need access to vessels but provide services to terminal operators, sponsorship from a designed terminal security officer is required
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will sponsor its tenant companies that require access to port property
Cruise Ship Contractors/Suppliers require sponsorship from the Cruise Line’s local Vancouver agent, Cerescorp, or the cruise line directly
Security Identification & Credentialing Information
Note For MTSC applications:
Transport Canada only accepts MTSC applications that have been completed electronically online. Please bring a printed copy of your completed MTSC application to the enrollment office for your appointment, along with all required documentation.