Port Information Guide update – consideration report published

November 1, 2023

The port authority issued a notice of amendment, dated September 1, 2023, which proposed to make the following amendments, effective November 1, 2023, to the Port Information Guide:

  • The addition of new and refreshed definitions
  • Updating practices and procedures with regards to vessels moving alongside a berth
  • The addition of Neptune bank to UKC requirements
  • Amendment of overhang requirements for vessels
  • Update of First Narrows TCZ Procedures (TCZ-1) Table 1 bulk carriers
  • Updated cargo operations at anchor
  • Introduction of Active Vessel Traffic Management language and procedures for TCZ-2
  • Introduction of vessel safety escort procedures
  • Additional information for underwater inspection and cleaning
  • Refresh the Port Information Guide with general updates that will not affect intent or application

Consideration report

During the formal comment period from September 1 to October 3, 2023, all interested parties were invited to provide comments in writing to the marine operations specialist at [email protected].

The port authority reviewed and considered all comments received related to the proposed amendments and has provided responses to comments, questions and concerns through the consideration report:

For more information on current practices and procedures governing the Port of Vancouver, please visit the Port Information Guide. Subscribe to our Marine Operations email list to receive notifications of these and future amendments.