About Us

Welcome To Kitimat Shipping Agencies

If you require a reliable, professional company with integrity to work on your behalf as agents, then Kitimat Shipping Agencies should be your company of choice. With Kitimat Shipping Agencies comes the comfort and reliability that only an established and full-service agency can provide.  Kitimat Shipping consistently exceeds the agency expectations requirements of our customers. The level of agency service provided to vessel Masters, Owners and Charterers is a great deal higher than that of our competitors.

Our role as agent is to act according to vessel operator instructions. Our industry knowledge, contacts and experience, allows us to provide an exemplary level of service which fosters valuable co-operation in getting the job done effectively.

We are the only company in Kitimat that can provide vessel agency, customs brokerage and freight logistics services for our customers. Our Customs Brokerage services and logistics services are provided through our parent company, G.W. Nickerson Co. Ltd. located in Prince Rupert.  Through our office in Prince Rupert we can clear shipments through Customs anywhere in Canada and ensure safe handling and on-time delivery of cargo shipments.


Kitimat Shipping Agencies has been operating in the Port of Kitimat Since 1983. Purchased by parent company G.W. Nickerson Co. Ltd. (based in Prince Rupert) in 1994 and with over 20 years of experience in the Port of Kitimat and over 90 years in the Northwest, Kitimat Shipping Agencies comes complete with the comfort and reliability that only an established and full-service agency can provide.

Kitimat Shipping Agencies have worked as General Agents for many Tanker operating companies such as Waterfront Shipping, Odjfel, Jo tankers and Chevron. In addition to tanker vessel’s our company has vast experience with Bulk and Break bulk vessels loading and/or discharging cargoes at the Rio Tinto Alcan Facilities.  We have worked with various bulk/breakbulk and heavy lift companies such as MedBulk, Sanko, Star, BBC and Hansa Heavy Lift.