Port information guide update – Consideration report published

February 7, 2022

The port authority issued a notice of amendment, dated November 24, 2021, which proposed to make the following amendments, effective March 1, 2022, to the Port Information Guide:

  • Introduce exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) wash water discharge requirements
  • Updated Definitions of Piloted Vessel, Tankers and the addition of “and/or”
  • Updated Second Narrows Rail Bridge light procedures
  • Introduction of new tug and tow minimum tug bollard guidelines
  • Updated TCZ-2 Total Bollard Pull requirements
  • Introduction of standardized mooring plans for all Container Terminals
  • Refresh the Port Information Guide with general updates that will not affect intent or application

Consideration report

During the formal comment period from November 24, 2021 – January 8, 2022, 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

For more information on current practices and procedures governing the Port of Vancouver, please visit the Port Information Guide.

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