Container

Centerm terminal from sea levelThe world’s leading container shipping lines call at the Port of Vancouver providing regular service to and from ports in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Oceania. Container trade at the port offers:

  • four common-user container terminals with total annual capacity of nearly three million TEUs
  • three Class 1 railroad and one regional short line railroad each with extensive on-dock rail facilities
  • a variety of transload, cross-docking and warehousing facilities
  • off-dock container yard and maintenance facilities

Environmental and community stewardship

Our port lies in a naturally beautiful harbour setting and we work hard to keep it that way with programs like shore power, an initiative that aims to decrease marine diesel air emissions by allowing container ships to shut down their engines when in port.

While not yet available for container ships, we are working in collaboration with container terminal operators GCT, DP World Vancouver and with Transport Canada, to provide shore power enabled berths at Centerm Berth Five and Deltaport Third Berth. Design for the projects is underway and construction will start in 2016. Shore power at these berths should be operational by early 2017.

Our Blue Circle Awards recognize ships that participate in our EcoAction program, which promotes emissions reduction goals for ocean-going vessels. More information on these programs is available in our environment section.

Container terminals

Location

Operator

Description

Centerm Vancouver, South Shore Burrard Inlet DP World Vancouver Centerm operates six gantry cranes on two berths, on-dock rail facilities and an advanced operating system that tracks a variety of containerized cargo in real time.
Deltaport Roberts Bank, Corporation of Delta GCT Canada Limited Partnership Deltaport includes 10 gantry cranes and handles containerized cargo. Deltaport is currently Canada’s largest container terminal, with three berths, on-dock rail facilities and the only quad lift crane in North or South America.
Fraser Surrey Docks Surrey, Fraser River Fraser Surrey Docks LP Fraser Surrey Docks is a multi-purpose marine terminal handling containers as well as bulk and breakbulk products.
Vanterm Vancouver, South Shore Burrard Inlet GCT Canada Limited Partnership Vanterm has six gantry cranes, on-dock rail facilities for containerized cargo, and handles containerized cargo, project cargo and bulk oils from the adjacent West Coast Reduction facility.

Container carriers and berth window schedule

For the scheduled movements of container vessels at the Port of Vancouver, download our current Container Berth Window Schedule [PDF].

 

Container shipping lines

Container lines

APL Hapag-Lloyd OOCL
China Shipping Hyundai  PIL (Pacific International Lines)
CMA CGM “K” Line UASC (United Arab Shipping Company)
COSCO Maersk Line Westwood Shipping Lines
Evergreen MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) Yang Ming
Hamburg Sud MOL ZIM
Hanjin Shipping NYK Line

 Other container facilities

Transloading facilities

Canaan Transport Group Inc. Global Agriculture Trans-Loading Inc. Portside Warehousing (Western Canada Express)
Coast 2000 Terminals Ltd. Locher Evers International (Westcon Terminals Ltd.) South Fraser Container Services (2005) Ltd.
Columbia Containers Parrish & Heimbecker, Ltd. Western Transloading Corp.
Consolidated Fastfrate Inc. Ray-Mont Logistics Westran Services Ltd.
Euro Asia Transload Inc. Reagle Terminals Inc.

 

Container storage and maintenance facilities

Coast 2000 Terminals Ltd.
Euro Asia Transload Inc.
Delco Delta Container Ltd. Partnership
Harbour Link Container Services Inc.
TDK Metro Terminals