The Clifford J. Rogers, the first purpose built container ship in the world, sets sail from the Port (left). At this time, containers were called “Unitized Freight Transportation.”
Fraser Surrey Docks opens across the river from New Westminster, to help meet the growing demand for breakbulk exports (mainly lumber and pulp).
Construction begins at Roberts Bank. Upon completion in 1970, it becomes (and remains to this day) Canada's largest coal export terminal.
Fraser Wharves opens in Richmond, becoming the first automobile terminal in the Lower Mainland (right).
Fraser Surrey Docks expands to open a container facility - the first, and only, container terminal on the Fraser River.