Vancouver

Ports of Vancouver (BC), Seattle and Tacoma target phase-out of maritime emissions by 2050

  The Northwest Ports of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Tacoma, and the combined container operations of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, are jointly committing to a new vision to phase out emissions from seaport-related activities by 2050, the Northwest Seaport Alliance announced.  In collaboration among the four ports, the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy seeks to meet this target …

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Tonne of opium seized at Port Metro Vancouver

  In a joint operation, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the RCMP announced the seizure of a tonne of opium at Port Metro Vancouver. The seized drugs were found in two containers. In early February 2021, CBSA’s Pacific Region Intelligence Section (PRIS) partnered with the RCMP Federal Serious & Organized Crime (FSOC) section …

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Port of Vancouver set several cargo records in 2020

  The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority reported that total cargo volume in 2020 increased by 1% from 144.2 to 145.5 million metric tonnes (MMT) over the same period in 2019, with new annual records set for grain, potash, and container trade. China continued to be the port’s largest trading partner, with two-way trade climbing 18% …

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New multimodal hub on Welland Canal

Thorold, ON – An innovative industrial site along the international Welland Canal invites companies to join a new complex destined to be a game-changer. The Thorold Multimodal Hub, in the heart of Niagara, Canada, is offering more than 500,000 square feet of available indoor warehouse and 200-acre outdoor storage and material handling space, providing flexible solutions that …

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CP plans transload and logistics facility in Vancouver region

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced it is proposing to build a multi-modal, multi-commodity transload and logistics facility on strategic land holdings adjacent to its existing intermodal rail facility in Pitt Meadows, B.C. The proposed facility, named the CP Logistics Park: Vancouver, is in the early stages of design and is subject to regulatory approval prior to CP’s final …

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GCT Vanterm receives two large new cranes

Vancouver, BC – GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. accepted the delivery of two modern 14,000 TEU capable ship-to-shore cranes at GCT Vanterm in Burrard Inlet in the Vancouver Harbour. After travelling roughly 9,200 km or 5,000 nautical miles from Shanghai, the two cranes passed safely under the Lions Gate Bridge earlier this week and arrived at …

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TSB report on Vanterm incident raises concern over vessel size capacity

Richmond, BC — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into the container vessel Ever Summit  striking  the berth at Vanterm, in the Port of Vancouver. In the report, the Board expressed a concern relating to larger container vessels berthing at the Port of Vancouver and the capacity of existing terminal infrastructure to accommodate …

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CP and Maersk conclude multi-year deal to move freight through ports of Montreal and Vancouver

  CALGARY, AB – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced today a strategic, multi-year rail agreement with A.P. Moller – Maersk to move freight through the ports of Vancouver and Montreal. The agreement is further to the September 15 announcement regarding the construction of a new, world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options for customers. …

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GCT reaches regulatory milestone for Deltaport expansion project

VANCOUVER, BC – The Initial Project Description (IPD) for the GCT Deltaport Berth 4 Expansion (DP4) project has been approved by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) and the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO), announced Global Container Terminals (GCT) which operates two container facilities in the Port of Vancouver. This critical milestone marks the entry of the project …

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Prince Rupert and Vancouver seen increasing West Coast container market share

  The major route cost disadvantages of the U.S. West Coast gateways will likely lead to further capture of intact intermodal Asian import traffic flows by Vancouver and Prince Rupert (our photo), especially as planned terminal expansions are completed at the two Canadian ports, according to a report by the Mercator consulting firm commissioned by …

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