January 26, 2015

Additional facts

  • municipal taxes paid by port tenants in 2017: $7,940,505
  • payment in lieu of taxes paid to municipality for vacant port land in 2017: $794,482
  • shoreline managed by the port authority: 13 kilometres

Learn more about the port’s economic impact.

Community office

The Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office provides an opportunity for the community to meet Vancouver Fraser Port Authority staff and learn about port operations, initiatives and projects, including the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.

The office is open to the public and hosts a variety of free events such as bus tours and a speaker series, aimed at broadening the public’s understanding of the Port of Vancouver and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The Speaker Series has included guest speakers who have presented on topics such as the Alaska cruise industry, the role of a Fraser River marine pilot, the Canadian Coast Guard, shore power for container ships, and Canada’s grain exports.

The office also hosts meetings, such as those of the Port Community Liaison Committee.

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Upcoming events

Free tour: The Container Trail

Join us on the Container Trail to see firsthand how Delta is a gateway to Canada’s trade with the world. From a busy container depot to huge logistics warehouses to Canada’s largest container terminal, you’ll see the sights and sounds of global trade in action.

Saturday, October 13 ; Tuesday, October 16; Friday, November 30, 2018

Times: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For details and to register, click here.

If a tour is full, please add your name to the waiting list (an option on the registration page). We will contact you if a seat becomes available or when we have scheduled more tours.

Speaker series: How London Drugs imports its merchandise

Join us for an inside look at how London Drugs stocks its shelves. From overseas suppliers to shipping containers to distribution warehouses to your local store, you’ll marvel at the logistics.

Guest speaker: Brian Best, Director, Warehousing and Distribution, London Drugs Limited

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Choose from one of two presentations: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

For details and to register, click here.

Speaker series: Dredging the Mighty Fraser River

Every year, about 3.5 million cubic metres of sediment is dredged from the Fraser River’s deep sea channel. Join us for this free presentation about what makes the Fraser River so mighty and the port authority’s annual dredging program. This event is at George Mackie Library in North Delta.

Guest speaker: Tino Isola, Vice President, Dredging and Surveying, Fraser River Pile and Dredge Inc.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

For details and to register, click here.

Community office address

5225A Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC V4K 1W4
Located in Trenant Park Square, Ladner [map]

Hours of operation
Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact us at 604.665.9635.

Projects of interest

Major terminals

  • Deltaport is the Port of Vancouver’s largest container terminal, located at Roberts Bank in Delta. It handles containerized cargo and some project cargo. Operator: Global Container Terminals.
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) auto terminal is one of two automotive terminals located on the Fraser River. It handles BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Subaru. Operator: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Vehicle Services Canada Ltd.
  • Westshore Terminals is a coal export terminal located at Roberts Bank in Delta. Operator: Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership.

Liaison committee

  • Port Community Liaison Committee in Delta discusses developments, identifies concerns and provides suggestions for port-related issues in Delta. The committee includes representatives from industry, the City of Delta, Tsawwassen First Nation and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority as well as community members from Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta.

Community investment

Through our community investment program, we support community events, projects and initiatives throughout the Lower Mainland. We are proud to have contributed to the following in Delta:

  • City of Delta – Boundary Bay Airshow
  • Ladner Business Association – Christmas Tree Festival
  • Ladner May Days
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival
  • Delta Secondary School Student Leadership Program
  • Reach Child and Youth Development Society – Reach for the Stars Gala
  • City of Delta Luminary Festival
  • Tour de Delta
  • Delta Farmers Institute – Fraser River Salinity Monitoring
  • Medium Well Production – Project Pickle

More resources

Topics of interest
PortTV videos