Port authority renders decision on Centerm container terminal expansion
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has approved the permit application for the Centerm Expansion Project and South Shore Access Project.
The decision was made after a thorough and robust project and environmental review, including three rounds of public consultation and extensive technical studies to understand the potential impacts of the project and proposed mitigations.
Centerm is an existing container terminal at the Port of Vancouver operated by DP World Vancouver on the south shore of Vancouver’s inner harbour. The proposed projects include a series of on-and off-terminal improvements to Centerm container terminal and port roads that will increase the terminal footprint by 15 per cent and the number of containers that can be handled at the terminal by approximately two-thirds.
About the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. It is accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the port authority and port terminals and tenants are responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.
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