Vancouver port authorities look at integration

The three port authorities in Greater Vancouver have begun talks to consider the possibility of integrating their operations to create the second-largest port in North America.

In a meeting last week with federal Transportation Minister Lawrence Cannon, the chief executive officers of Vancouver Port Authority, Fraser River Port Authority and North Fraser Port Authority agreed to begin discussions about how to start the process.

Fraser River, located in New Westminster, is the second-largest port in Canada, behind the Vancouver Port Authority. North Fraser, which is headquartered in Richmond under the Arthur Lang Bridge, is the smallest of the three ports.