PKM Canada Marine Terminal Limited Partnership | 2023 Maintenance Dredging Program

July 12, 2023

Project status 

Permit Issued 

On September 14, 2023 a project permit was issued to PKM Marine Terminal Limited Partnership for the 2023 maintenance dredging program at 1995 West 1st St. in North Vancouver, British Columbia.  The project is located in federal lands and water managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

The project was approved subject to 40 permit conditions PKM Marine Terminal Limited Partnership must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

About the project 

PKM Canada Marine Terminal Limited Partnership proposes to conduct maintenance dredging along Berths 1 through 5 at the Vancouver Wharves facility. Dredging activities are expected to be completed over four to five weeks within the fisheries’ least-risk window for the Burrard Inlet (August 16 to February 28). Dredging is required to maintain operational capacity for ship berthing.  

Sediment will be removed using a clamshell dredge and dredged material will be stockpiled and dewatered at the facility. Once treated, dewatered sediment will be transported by truck and disposed of at an appropriately licensed disposal facility. 

Recent maintenance dredging occurred in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2019. 

Contact information 

For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047. 

Please note, when receiving public feedback as part of the PER process, the port authority may collect your personal information, i.e., your name, contact information and personal views and opinions, to inform the PER process for a proposed project. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties, such as our tenants, in order for them to respond directly to you or help inform our response. You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner office here.