Bob Dhaliwal

Secretary Treasurer
ILWU Canada

Bob Dhaliwal is currently serving his third 2-year term as Secretary Treasurer of ILWU Canada. Bob began his Longshore career with ILWU Local 502, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada in 1988. Shortly thereafter he left the industry for a time to continue his studies and completed his commercial pilot’s license and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Simon Fraser University.  After returning to the industry in 2002, he has worked in all phases of stevedoring including steel, lumber, logs, automobiles and the movement of containerized cargo.  He is also currently serving as the lead trustee of the Longshore pension and benefit plans. The International Transport Workers Federation has asked him to chair a working group whose mandate is to study automation and the future of work.

He lives in Burnaby, B.C. with his wife and two children. His hobbies include playing guitar, reading and basketball.


New Business Models for Technology Projects in Ports & Terminals of the Future
1st April 2021, 12:15PM – 1:00PM BST
The terminal industry will require new business models that enable collaboration and inclusion if they are to take advantage of the potential benefits of automation and digitalisation. Exciting as it may be to implement new technologies projects must be considered with people and the work force in mind. Collaborating all stakeholders is the key to successful implementation of new technology efforts.

• Successfully training the workforce to fully utilize new technology