About

City Transfer has been providing general freight transportation services for over sixty-five years with founding roots dating back to 1945 and ownership in its third generation.  City Transfer has transformed and grown into a professional, quality-driven company focusing on superior customer service.  Simply put, you’ve got freight, we ship it; and we care about playing an important role in accommodating your shipping requests, as a consumer or business.  But there’s more….

We bring an added advantage that exceeds industry standards by the types of combined services that we offer.  Originating in Powell River, BC, an isolated community with unique needs, City Transfer has developed a diverse list of skills and logistics that are unmatched in British Columbia’s coastal water-locked communities.  By providing an integrated combination of barge and truck delivery solutions to and from the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast ~ and all points in between ~ City Transfer encapsulates the extensive requirements of servicing the area.  City Transfer is a company in motion offering comprehensive shipping solutions to fulfill your goals.

No Item Too Big or Too Small (or Too Dangerous)

Whether you have a 1lb or a 1,000 ton shipment, we’ll take care of delivering your items.  Your freight and equipment is transported by P&D trucks, semi-trucks, trailers, tugboats, and barges.  We also ship by air for premium 8-hour delivery requests.  It is the integration of road and marine assets that form the core of our business concept providing superior customer value. Shipping solutions include General Freight/Less Than Load (LTL), Total Load (TL), Marine Transportation Services and Comprehensive Logistics.  Having the ability to use sea, land and air transport to move all types of goods means we are not restricted in our ability to include the hauling of dangerous and hazardous materials. We provide an essential service to the communities in which we operate.

Safe and Systematic Operations

Safety and systems are obviously integral to the service we provide.  Utilizing waterways to transport goods requires strict adherence to regulations and regular audits.  Keep your cargo safe with us!  We take the safe delivery of your product seriously, and in addition to external audits, we have internally implemented streamlined systems and standards to set us apart and ensure the best practices for handling freight.

greener-by-designGreener by Design

‘Green’ has been a buzz word for some time now, but to us, Greener By Design means being practical.  City Transfer understands its responsibility to the environment, and while minimizing our environmental impact is important, the reality is that the design of our unique water-land services ~ utilizing the combined barge/truck delivery system ~ is the most efficient way to transport your freight.  To date our method of moving goods has saved over 400,000 litres of fuel per year, which equates to a lower carbon footprint of 1100 tonnes annually.  Our goal is to continue to find effective measures that will further reduce our carbon footprint while providing a superior method of moving freight for our customers.

People First

City Transfer started back in 1945 as a mom-and-pop moving business, so family values are at the heart of our business.  But today, we are all family and the value is in our people; many staff and family members have been with City Transfer for over 15 years and many will retire with us.  We are a team of Go-To individuals who take care of your needs and provide quality service.  Having a unique combination of caring, dedicated personnel and efficient operational methods has contributed to the success of City Transfer and ultimately, provides you ~ the customer ~ with superior service.