Port of Vancouver – Facilitating Canada’s trade: A collaborative approach to infrastructure funding

Port of Vancouver – Facilitating Canada’s trade: A collaborative approach to infrastructure funding

Mandated to facilitate Canada’s trade objectives, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is continuing to build on a successful legacy of collaborative infrastructure funding. With its long-term strategy in mind, the port authority works collaboratively with government and industry to fund and deliver trade-enabling infrastructure projects to position the Vancouver gateway for the future.

Between 2009 and 2025, more than $17 billion will be invested in transportation and terminal infrastructure in the Vancouver region, more than double that of the recent Panama Canal upgrades. Working closely with industry and government, approximately $7.5 billion has already been invested to-date in port infrastructure to support port activities, a strong signal indicating confidence in the continued growth in Canadian trade. (more…)

Port of Vancouver – Building capacity through efficiency: Supply chain visibility and transparency

Port of Vancouver – Building capacity through efficiency: Supply chain visibility and transparency

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority works with supply chain partners and port stakeholders to build future capacity through increased efficiency. The port authority’s emphasis on data visibility and transparency, as well as efficiency improvements aimed at optimizing land and marine operations across the supply chain, help improve overall supply chain performance.

Collecting, analyzing and reporting on data allows the port authority to assess how well the gateway is operating. Early warning indicators derived from reporting can help initiate discussions and support major capital decisions and future planning. Leveraging supply chain data can help optimize the Vancouver-area gateway’s existing infrastructure. Customers and users also benefit from several real-time monitoring programs and digital platforms to help keep them informed and enable them to anticipate, plan and respond effectively to operational matters. (more…)

Port Saint John’s West Side Modernization Project on schedule

Port Saint John’s West Side Modernization Project on schedule

The Port Saint John’s West Side Modernization Project continues to move forward on schedule, says Jim Quinn, President and CEO, Port Saint John (PSJ).

The $205 million project, on the planning books for several years, will not only allow for the consolidation of the Rodney and Navy Island cargo terminals and enable the facility to receive ships up to new Panamax size but will also advance existing operational systems and use new technologies to enhance cargo handling capabilities, a new multi-modal yard and dredging of the main channel. (more…)

Cruise a critical part of the marine sector for Saint John

Cruise a critical part of the marine sector for Saint John

The cruise industry at Port Saint John has transformed over the years from one vessel call in 1989 to more than 70 vessel calls annually. Cruise is now a critical part of the marine sector of the port city and continues to make a significant positive impact on the New Brunswick economy.

Port Saint John is quite diversified; being involved in all sectors of the marine industry – cruise, containers, bulk, break bulk and special project cargo “and that diversity is important,” says Andrew Dixon, Port Saint John’s (PSJ) Senior Vice-President, Trade and Business Development.

Now with three decades of receiving cruise guests and crew, this industry has taken a position of vital economic importance to the port and the entire tourism destination of Southern New Brunswick. The benefits extend beyond the port city’s core and contribute to a vibrant hospitality and tourism industry throughout the entire Bay of Fundy region. (more…)