About Us

A Vital Link Between BC’s Coastal Communities

Based in Port Hardy, we’re uniquely positioned to service remote coastal communities.

We offer bi-weekly scheduled transportation via the Central Coaster (the only self-propelled, double hull, power tanker on the West Coast) and bookable transport via our fleet of tugs and barges. We also provide marine and land construction and project support, and we’re here to help in the event of emergencies.

While marine transport and construction are our primary services, we’re so much more than a shipping company. We’re known for our quality service, our deep understanding of coastal communities and their needs, and our unmatched commitment to ensuring coastal businesses and residents thrive.

We love what we do and we’re committed to doing it with expertise and with heart. We’re dependable, innovative and solutions-oriented. Whatever you need, we’ll make it happen.

Our Community Involvement

Our Environmental Commitment

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our people are the heart and soul of our company. With 50 full-time employees and more than 200 combined years’ experience in marine services and heavy machinery operations, we’re knowledgeable and highly skilled.

The best way for us to help you is by phone.

Take a look at our services and equipment lists, then give us a call. We’re resourceful and creative, and you can rest assured we’ll get you what you need, when you need it – even if you don’t see it listed here.

Call us or reach out directly to a team member.


Vida Friesen

Call Vida for Central Coaster freight + fuel:

• Scheduling
• Shipping + receiving
• Freight + fuel rates
• Pricing + invoicing

General Manager

Travis Olinger

Call Travis for:

• Marine industrial + land-based construction projects
• Crane + equipment availability + pricing
• All construction project-related questions, logistics + submissions


Rusty Snow

Call Rusty for:

• All marine-related questions
• Project logistics
• Tug + barge bookings
• Legal + safety requirements, including crewing + conformities


Lisa Ryder

Call Lisa for:

• Accounts receivable
• Payments + account statements
• Credit applications


Carmen Olinger

Call Carmen for:

• All general enquiries
• Invoices + pricing
• Accounts receivable + payable
• Staff, client + supplier support

Our Safety Certifications

Document of Compliance

Issued to shipping companies in compliance with the ISM Code 1998 under chapter IX of SOLAS.

WCMRC Bulk Oil Agreement

Issued by the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation.

Vessel Safety Management Certificate

Certifies that the Safety Management System (SMS) of the ship has been audited and that it complies with the requirements of the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (lSM Code).

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Training certificate covering handling and transport of dangerous goods.

Safety is Our Priority

Keeping our communities safe, secure and thriving is at the heart of everything we do.

The Central Coaster is the only Canadian registered oil tanker working along our coast. This means we’re required to develop and follow an approved and annually audited Safety Management System. We’re audited annually by the Class Society Bureau Veritas on behalf of Transport Canada, which gives us the tools to manage and strictly adhere to our safety code to ensure the safe and legal delivery of petroleum products within BC coastal waters.

Our CCMS Health, Safety and Environment Statement is posted in all company service locations as a reminder to all staff of the importance of health, safety and the environment within both our workspaces and personal environments.

Our Values + Purpose






We are fiercely proud of our work as the foremost industrial marine service provider serving the Central Coast, and contribute wholeheartedly to ensure our community thrives.

We are Always Looking for Great People to Join Our Team!

Work with Us

Central Coast Marine Services Ltd.
6290 Jensen Cove Rd,
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0