Planning for Growth in Canadian Trade
Container traffic through Canada’s Pacific Gateway is expected to more than double over the next 10 to 15 years. Current projections indicate approximately four million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of additional capacity will be needed to meet West Coast container demand by 2030.
The Container Capacity Improvement Program is our long-term strategy to deliver projects to meet anticipated growth in container capacity demand until 2030. The Program looks at the following opportunities for creating container capacity:
- improvements that can be made to existing terminals and infrastructure to accommodate growth, and
- new infrastructure that may be required as demand continues to increase.
We must plan now to ensure capacity is in place to meet the anticipated demand and support Canadian trade growth for decades to come.