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Head lease between Port Metro Vancouver and Province of British Columbia expires

On January 1, 2015, the head lease agreement between Port Metro Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia expired. This agreement had given Port Metro Vancouver responsibility for managing Crown land on behalf of the province on the north, middle and south arms of the lower Fraser River. Typical tenants in this area include marinas and float homes.

As Canada’s largest gateway, Port Metro Vancouver’s first and foremost responsibility is to facilitate Canada’s trade while the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is responsible for managing foreshore areas throughout the province.

Therefore, it makes more sense and creates greater certainty for tenants to have the ministry resume management of the land and tenures, given its deep understanding of issues relevant to First Nations and existing tenants.

Port Metro Vancouver will continue to have responsibility over federal lands and for the navigational jurisdiction in the Fraser River. The province and Port Metro Vancouver are working together to ensure a seamless and client-centered transition.

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Container Terminal Performance Update

In support of transparency, we are pleased to begin a three-month trial of the Container Terminal Performance Update, a weekly update to increase the visibility of the intermodal supply chain. Feedback is encouraged and can be submitted here.

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