The 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.
|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
|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|
|Hanjin Shipping||NYK Line|
Other container facilities
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|