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Container Capacity Improvement Program

Program Update

May 2015

The May 2015 Update includes information regarding the Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, as well as the Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project and the Centerm Expansion Project.

To read the May 2015 Container Capacity Improvement Program Update, please click here.

Planning for Growth in Canadian Trade

Container traffic through Canada’s Pacific Gateway is expected to double over the next 15 years. Current projections indicate approximately four million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) 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 ensure the timely delivery of required infrastructure to meet anticipated growth in the container sector. In planning for future capacity with this objective, Port Metro Vancouver has considered opportunities to:

  • Increase the capacity and efficiency of existing container terminals;
  • Convert existing under-utilized terminals to handle containers; and
  • Build a new terminal.

Improvements to existing container terminals within Port Metro Vancouver’s jurisdiction include:

Port Metro Vancouver is also proposing the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project to provide additional capacity when it is required in the early to mid-2020s. The project is currently undergoing an environmental assessment by an independent review panel.

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