Vancouver Fraser Port Authority renders decision on Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project

September 8, 2017

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has approved the permit application from Kinder Morgan Canada for the portion of the project that is within our jurisdiction involving upgrade and expansion of the existing Westridge Marine Terminal in the Port of Vancouver. The decision was made after a thorough and robust project and environmental review of the application, including consultation with Aboriginal groups and community feedback on the impacts of construction activities at the Westridge Marine Terminal, such as noise, dust, lighting and proposed mitigations.

The upgrade and expansion of the existing Westridge Marine Terminal is one component of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project, which underwent a federal environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and the National Energy Board Act, and was approved by the Government of Canada in November 2016.

For more information on the project, please visit Trans Mountain’s website.

Copies of the report and permit are available on the port authority’s website.

Information about our Project and Environmental Review Process is also available on our website.

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.

Media contact

Emily Hamer
Manager, Strategic Communications
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