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Columbia Containers | Rebuilding Project

Project status

Under Permit Review

Port Metro Vancouver is currently reviewing four permit applications submitted by Columbia Containers for upgrades at their existing terminal. Columbia facilities are under lease with the Port, and are located on Commissioner Street on the south shore of the Burrard Inlet in Vancouver.

Permit applications under review: 

  • New Grain Transloading Facility and Silos (PP BP 2013-123) 
  • Demolition of System II (PP 2014-147) 
  • Sheet Pile Wall Realignment (PP 2014-102)
  • Installation of a 24’ x 48’ Modular Office Building (PP BP 2013-177)

About the projects

Columbia Containers submitted a Project Permit application to Port Metro Vancouver for New Grain Transloading Facility and Silos at their existing terminal.

Columbia Containers’ proposal includes the construction of a new grain transloading facility that will unload grain from rail cars and trucks and load ocean containers and trucks. The removal of the existing grain elevator would be a future permit application, and would be subject to the approval of this application.

Specifics of the proposal include:

  • Single grain elevator [approximately 28m (92ft) plus additional 6m (20ft) in height and 13.9m (46ft) in width]
  • Tandem unload pits, tandem access track, tandem bucket elevator and the capacity to load up to 4 ocean containers at a time
  • Replacement of current storage silos that were taken down in 2006 due to corrosion and not replaced in anticipation of the new facility
  • Conveyors on top of bins add additional height (approximately 1.5m)

 ** Additional information on the grain silos will be forthcoming.

Learn More

  • View the New Grain Transloading Facility and Silos application – September 2013

 

Columbia Containers submitted a Project Permit application to Port Metro Vancouver for Demolition of System II at their terminal.

Columbia Containers’ proposal includes demolition of a group of buildings and associated structures situated to the north of the existing grain elevator.

Specifics of the proposal include:

  • Demolition of system II building, scale room, shop, stores room, and auger shoot;
  • Temporary requirement for 10 full size disposal scrap bins
  • Removal and disposal (via truck) of scrap bins, scrap metal, and other construction inventory off site
  • Hazardous material removal, in accordance with WorkSafeBC procedures
  • Re-grading the area with a gravel surface 


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Columbia Containers submitted a Project Permit application to Port Metro Vancouver for Sheet Pile Wall Realignment at their terminal.

Columbia Containers’ proposal includes accommodating the Commissioner Street northward realignment by moving the east end of the retaining wall that is against the “bite” slightly north to sustain safe and efficient access across their site.

Specifics of the proposal include:

  • Pulling back a portion of existing rip rap shoreline protection to facilitate installation of approximately 80 metres of sheet pile
  • Proposed fill area is approximately 210 m2
  • Rip rap will be restored seaward of sheet pile, utilizing locally stockpiled rip rap
  • Sheet pile and associated fill works will be undertaken above the high water mark


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Columbia Containers submitted a Project Permit application to Port Metro Vancouver for the Installation of a 24’ x 48’ Modular Office Building at their existing terminal.

Columbia Containers’ proposal includes the installation of a single 48’ X 24’ modular office building to add office space for their expanding trucking and container yard business.

Specifics of the proposal include:

  • Single storey structure
  • Required utility connections include power, water, and sanitary


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As part of the application process, Columbia Containers will undertake municipal and community engagement for these applications.



Contact information

  • For questions regarding the Port’s Project Review Process, or to make comments about the proposals, please contact Gord Tycho, Senior Planner, Port Metro Vancouver by email or phone at 604.665.9561.
  • To learn more about Columbia Containers’ projects, please contact Adrian Samuel, General Manager, Columbia Containers Ltd. by email or phone at 604.216.3702.

Contact information

Planning & Development

Work 604.665.9047
Fax 1.866.284.4271

Address

100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
VancouverBC   V6C 3T4
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