Frequently Asked Questions

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Port authority roles and responsibilities

How are Canada Port Authorities governed?

Who decides what moves through the Port of Vancouver?

What is the port authority’s process for reviewing project permit applications?

How does the port authority manage the safety and security of marine traffic at the Port of Vancouver?

What is the port authority’s role in container trucking?

How does the port authority deal with derelict vessels in its jurisdiction?

Who is responsible for spill response in the Port of Vancouver?

How does the port authority assign anchorages at the Port of Vancouver?

Is the port authority involved in the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project?

Does the port authority plan to further dredge the Fraser River to accommodate larger vessels?

What land is managed by the port authority and how is it managed?

What is the port authority’s role in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project?

Port operations

What is bunkering?

What is being done to combat crime on the waterfront?

What types of ships come through the Port of Vancouver?

What is dredging?

Environmental protection

What is the port authority’s definition of sustainability?

How does the port authority protect the environment?

How does the port authority manage port noise?

How does the port authority ensure the safe movement of petroleum products through the port?

What is shore power and how is it used at the Port of Vancouver?

What are potential impacts of climate change on the Port of Vancouver?

How is the port authority protecting marine mammals?

How is the port authority managing increased marine traffic through the port?