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  • 23 July 2015

    The Government of Canada and Port Metro Vancouver have allocated funding for the installation of shore power facilities for container vessels at two Port Metro Vancouver container terminals. The total project funding is CAD 12 million (around USD 9.25 million) where CAD 6 million are from Transport Canada’s Shore Power Technology for Ports Program and […]

  • 23 July 2015

    The Government of Canada and Port Metro Vancouver have allocated funding for the installation of shore power facilities for container vessels at two Port Metro Vancouver container terminals. The total project funding is CAD 12 million (around USD 9.25 million) where CAD 6 million are from Transport Canada’s Shore Power Technology for Ports Program and […]

  • 20 August 2012

    Canada’s largest and most diverse port has released its 2012 mid-year results, posting healthy continued growth of six per cent overall. The 2012 mid-year statistics report shows that Port Metro Vancouver handled 62.3 million tonnes of cargo through the end of June and is on track for another strong year. The 2012 mid-year throughput volumes […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Canada’s largest port, Port Metro Vancouver, has concluded the first half of 2014 on a positive note, with their mid-year report showing a 3.6 per cent growth in overall tonnage compared to the same period last year, handling more than 69 million tonnes of cargo in the first half of 2014. “At the mid-point of […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Canada’s largest and most diverse port has released its 2012 year-end results that show continuing growth, including new records in the container and bulk sectors. The year also marks the advancement of several capacity building infrastructure projects, new sustainability initiatives and extensive community engagement including participation in more than 600 community events. The 2012 year-end […]

  • 7 November 2012

    The Fraser River dredging plans are moving ahead, according to delta-optimist.com. This Port Metro Vancouver’s development program will include the construction of a man-made island for a new terminal. The new terminal at the environmentally-sensitive estuary of the Fraser River should have three container berths. According to delta-optimist.com, the Port Metro Vancouver officials believe that […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port Metro Vancouver, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Corporation of Delta, and the City of Richmond together celebrate the milestone of a $10-million collaboration to dredge the lower Fraser River in Ladner Harbor, Deas Slough, Sea Reach and Cannery Channel. Dredging involves the careful removal […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Port Metro Vancouver’s 2016 cruise season was officially launched yesterday with the arrival of Princess Cruises’ 2002-built Star Princess at Canada Place. Canada’s port said that it is expecting some 830,000 passengers on 228 calls during this cruise season. The number of international cruise passengers coming to Vancouver this year reflect a forecasted 3 percent increase in passenger […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Vancouver—Port Metro Vancouver has welcomed the announcement of a free trade agreement between Canada and South Korea. The agreement, which will significantly strengthen the trading relationship between both countries, is an important development for Port Metro Vancouver, which serves as a key link in the Asia-Pacific Gateway. “This is an important step forward in the […]

  • 13 February 2015

    Canada’s Port Metro Vancouver released its 2014 year-end statistics, showing its second consecutive year of record-breaking cargo volumes, largely due to strong performance in the bulk and container sectors. The port’s terminals handled 140 million tonnes of cargo in 2014, up three per cent from 2013. Import cargo rose 4.1 per cent to 29 million tonnes, and […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Port Metro Vancouver has approved the proposed direct coal transfer facility at Fraser Surrey Docks. The decision comes following a two-year project review process and including extra measures taken to assess any potential environmental and human health risks. In granting the permit, Port Metro Vancouver requires Fraser Surrey Docks to meet a strict set of […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first cruise ship of the 2015 season departed Canada’s Port Metro Vancouver this weekend, offering the back-to-back trips between Vancouver and Hawaii for the first time, and bringing an earlier-than-usual start to the 2015 Canada Place cruise season. Princess Cruise’s Grand Princess departed Vancouver on Sunday, March 22, and will arrive in Hilo, Hawaii, on Saturday, March […]

  • 11 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Port Metro Vancouver is continuing field studies in March 2016 as part of ongoing environmental and technical work for the Container Capacity Improvement Program. The Container Capacity Improvement Program was announced in 2011, and is Port Metro Vancouver’s long-term strategy to ensure the timely delivery of required infrastructure to meet anticipated growth in the container […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    A four-alarm fire broke out in a container on Wednesday afternoon at the Centerm container terminal on the south shore of Burrard Inlet, Port Metro Vancouver. Vancouver Coastal Health confirmed the material inside was a hazardous organic compound (trichloroisocyanuric acid), and that it was a possible eye and skin irritant. The Vancouver Fire Department was rushed […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Canada’s Port Metro Vancouver has shortlisted five candidates out of more than ten companies and consortia which had initially submitted their bids to operate the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, a new three-berth container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, British Columbia. Port Metro Vancouver has chosen Abu Dhabi Terminals, Grup TCB / Mitsubishi Corp consortium, Ports America, PSA […]

  • 1 May 2015

    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 […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Canada’s Asia-Pacific gateway Port Metro Vancouver has shortlisted five bidders for development of and concession for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project at the port. The five bidders were selected from more than 10 teams that responded to Port Metro Vancouver’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in 2015. The RFP has been issued to Abu Dhabi Terminals, Grup […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Business & Finance

     Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, recorded continued growth in trade through the Pacific Gateway, according to its 2015 mid-year statistics. Total cargo was 70.3 million metric tonnes, an increase of 1.5 per cent over the same period in 2014. “We are seeing continued growth of trade through Port Metro Vancouver as Canadian demand for […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Business & Finance

     Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, recorded continued growth in trade through the Pacific Gateway, according to its 2015 mid-year statistics. Total cargo was 70.3 million metric tonnes, an increase of 1.5 per cent over the same period in 2014. “We are seeing continued growth of trade through Port Metro Vancouver as Canadian demand for […]

  • 18 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Vital channels in the Fraser River in Steveston and Ladner will be kept navigable and continue to facilitate economic activity as a result of unprecedented collaborative work bringing together a $10 million joint commitment announced yesterday  by Port Metro Vancouver, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Corporation […]

  • 7 November 2012

    The Fraser River dredging plans are moving ahead, according to delta-optimist.com. This Port Metro Vancouver’s development program will include the construction of a man-made island for a new terminal. The new terminal at the environmentally-sensitive estuary of the Fraser River should have three container berths. According to delta-optimist.com, the Port Metro Vancouver officials believe that […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On December 17, 2012, a $10 million joint commitment by Port Metro Vancouver, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Corporation of Delta and the City of Richmond was announced to undertake local channel dredging around Ladner and Steveston. Since that time, staff has been assisting Port Metro […]