Overall cargo volume through the Port of Vancouver reached a record high of 142.1 million metric tonnes (MT) in 2017, up five per cent from 2016. Cargo diversity and strength of the Canadian economy provided a boost to annual volumes. Sectors experiencing strong growth included containers and bulk grain, both of which hit new records in 2017.
“The record year for cargo movement and healthy growth across the port reflects the strength of the Canadian economy in 2017, as well as the Port of Vancouver’s ability to accommodate the most diversified range of cargo of any port in North America,” said Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. (more…)
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…)
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…)
To realize its vision of becoming “the world’s most sustainable port,” the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority continues to collaborate with industry to maintain a healthy environment. The port authority has a number of programs and strategies in place, including those that encourage and incentivize vessel and terminal operators, as well as other port users, to reduce air and noise emissions and to conserve electricity. Consistent industry participation in these initiatives serves as an example of collaborative leadership contributing to a more sustainable port. (more…)
By Ian Putzger in Toronto
Canada’s Pacific port of Prince Rupert is looking to stay ahead of the demand curve to avoid a repeat of the problems that bogged down container flows last winter. It has officially kicked off the next phase of the expansion of its Fairview container terminal, which will take port capacity to 1.8 million TEUs, a 33 per cent increase from its current capabilities.
The project is due for completion in 2022 and will expand the container yard from 32ha to 41ha and add three gantry cranes, two rubber-tired units and an eighth dock gantry crane. Additional container storage space will be created by the relocation of the buildings that house maintenance and administration. (more…)
Port of Valleyfield received a commitment of a grant of almost $3.5 million grant from the government of Québec under its Support Program for Marine Transportation Infrastructure Investments.
The Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Regulatory Reduction and Regional Economic Development, Stéphane Billette, who is also the MNA for Huntingdon, made the announcement on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Sustainable Development, Electrification of Transport, Mr. André Fortin. The total cost of this project is estimated at $ 7,251,780. (more…)