Annacis Auto Terminal capacity increased by more than one-third

May 2, 2023

Rail improvements are now complete at the Annacis Auto Terminal at the Port of Vancouver, boosting capacity of Canada’s largest auto terminal by to 480,000 vehicles a year.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority led the work in partnership with terminal operator Wallenius Wilhelmsen as phase one of the Annacis Auto Terminal Optimization Project in Delta. The expansion included adding new rail car spots within the existing terminal footprint, for a total of 144 enhancing terminal capacity, resiliency and fluidity. This will allow Wallenius Wilhelmsen to move vehicles off the terminal to Canadian auto dealers more quickly.

Almost 100% of imported Asian-made vehicles coming to Canada move through the Port of Vancouver and are processed at either the Annacis or Richmond auto terminal.

The next phase of the Annacis Auto Terminal Optimization Project is the construction of a new vehicle processing centre, with site preparations starting in May and work expected to be completed in mid to late 2024.

The project will consolidate the Richmond and Annacis auto terminals on a single site at Annacis, allowing the Richmond terminal to be repurposed for other port-related businesses.

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