Port Metro Vancouver Hustling to Meet Growing Asia Trade
Port Metro Vancouver has submitted an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed new container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, British Columbia, on Canada’s west coast.
The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is a proposed new three-berth container terminal which would provide 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container capacity.
Subject to environmental permits and approvals and a final investment decision, construction could begin in 2018 and would take approximately five-and-a-half years to complete.
Forecasts show demand for goods shipped in containers is growing, and it is expected container terminals on British Columbia’s coast will be at capacity by the early 2020s.
Roberts Bank Terminal 2, along with expansion of the Port of Prince Rupert and other container terminals in Vancouver, will provide much needed space for this growth, according to Port Metro Vancouver.
”The region is running out of room to manage growing Canadian trade with Asia,” said Robin Silvester, President and Chief Executive Officer of Port Metro Vancouver.
”The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project will ensure demand can be met while providing important economic benefits to B.C. and Canada. We look forward to the upcoming review of our environmental assessment by an independent panel.”