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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority hosts public information sessions on proposed Centerm Expansion Project

August 15, 2016

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority invites the public to attend information sessions on the proposed Centerm Expansion Project, which is currently in the preliminary design phase.

Centerm is an existing container terminal operated by DP World Vancouver on the south shore of Vancouver’s inner harbour. It handles approximately one-fifth of the goods shipped in containers through the Port of Vancouver.

The proposed Centerm Expansion Project involves a series of changes to increase the number of containers that can be handled at the terminal by approximately two-thirds, while increasing the terminal footprint by 15 per cent.

In early 2016, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority consulted with the community and stakeholders to solicit early feedback on the preliminary design of the proposed project, and a report on that consultation has now been released. As part of its commitment to understanding community interests, the port authority will be engaging further at information sessions starting this week, during which an update on the project and next steps in the project review process will be provided.

Tuesday, August 16
The Uncommon Café
477 Powell Street
From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 18
Railtown Café
397 Railway Street
From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 20
Railtown Café
397 Railway Street
From 2:00 pm. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information

About the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

The 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 authority manages the Port of Vancouver, which is Canada’s largest port and the third largest tonnage port in North America, responsible for Canada’s trade with more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the Port of Vancouver is responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, and integrates environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods in 2015, the port sustains an estimated 100,000 supply-chain jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada.

Media contact:

Emily Hamer
Manager, Strategic Communications
604.665.9267
[email protected]

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