Centerm Expansion Project

The proposed Centerm Expansion Project is a series of improvements to increase the number of containers that can be handled at the existing terminal by approximately two-thirds. These proposed improvements include an expansion of the terminal area, reconfiguration of the terminal, and road and rail access improvements. The Port of Vancouver's Centerm Expansion Project team is working with DP World Vancouver to develop the project.

The proposed project is currently in a preliminary design phase. The proposed project is subject to review and approval by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review Process before any work can be undertaken. Should it be approved, construction of the project is anticipated to start in early 2017 and be completed in late 2019.

Centerm is a container terminal on the south shore of Vancouver’s inner harbour. It is one of three primary container terminals in the Vancouver gateway and handles approximately one-fifth of the goods shipped in containers through Vancouver. Centerm is operated by DP World Vancouver.

Preliminary Comment Period – Scope of Technical and Environmental Studies
January 18 – February 12, 2016 – COMPLETE

The preliminary comment period summary report, summarizing feedback received from January 18 to February 12, is now available.

A preliminary comment period was held from January 18 to February 12, 2016 to gather feedback from the public and stakeholders regarding the scope of technical and environmental studies to be undertaken for the proposed Centerm Expansion Project, and on a potential community amenity for inclusion in the scope of the project.

There were a total of 72 participant interactions during the Centerm Expansion Project Preliminary Comment Period:

· 15 stakeholders attended two small group meetings

· 29 completed feedback forms were received (six hardcopy, 23 online)

· 28 submissions were received through email or mail

Participants were invited to learn more and provide feedback by:

  • Reading the Centerm Expansion Project Discussion Guide and Feedback Form
  • Completing an online feedback form
  • Providing a written submission by:
    Email: centermexpansion@portmetrovancouver.com
    Mail: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
    Attention: Centerm Expansion Project Team
    100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4
  • Calling Tanya Howes, Communications Advisor, Centerm Expansion Project at: 604.665.9577

How Feedback Will Be Used

Feedback received as part of the preliminary comment period is being considered in finalizing the scope of technical and environmental studies, and in further design development of the project. The project team will provide a Consideration Report to show how feedback was considered, which will be available here on porttalk.ca/centermexpansion later in spring 2016.

There will be further opportunities to provide input regarding the project as it proceeds through the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review Process.

If you would like to receive regular updates about the Centerm Expansion Project, please subscribe to our mailing list.


The proposed Centerm Expansion Project is a series of improvements to increase the number of containers that can be handled at the existing terminal by approximately two-thirds. These proposed improvements include an expansion of the terminal area, reconfiguration of the terminal, and road and rail access improvements. The Port of Vancouver's Centerm Expansion Project team is working with DP World Vancouver to develop the project.

The proposed project is currently in a preliminary design phase. The proposed project is subject to review and approval by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review Process before any work can be undertaken. Should it be approved, construction of the project is anticipated to start in early 2017 and be completed in late 2019.

Centerm is a container terminal on the south shore of Vancouver’s inner harbour. It is one of three primary container terminals in the Vancouver gateway and handles approximately one-fifth of the goods shipped in containers through Vancouver. Centerm is operated by DP World Vancouver.

Preliminary Comment Period – Scope of Technical and Environmental Studies
January 18 – February 12, 2016 – COMPLETE

The preliminary comment period summary report, summarizing feedback received from January 18 to February 12, is now available.

A preliminary comment period was held from January 18 to February 12, 2016 to gather feedback from the public and stakeholders regarding the scope of technical and environmental studies to be undertaken for the proposed Centerm Expansion Project, and on a potential community amenity for inclusion in the scope of the project.

There were a total of 72 participant interactions during the Centerm Expansion Project Preliminary Comment Period:

· 15 stakeholders attended two small group meetings

· 29 completed feedback forms were received (six hardcopy, 23 online)

· 28 submissions were received through email or mail

Participants were invited to learn more and provide feedback by:

  • Reading the Centerm Expansion Project Discussion Guide and Feedback Form
  • Completing an online feedback form
  • Providing a written submission by:
    Email: centermexpansion@portmetrovancouver.com
    Mail: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
    Attention: Centerm Expansion Project Team
    100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4
  • Calling Tanya Howes, Communications Advisor, Centerm Expansion Project at: 604.665.9577

How Feedback Will Be Used

Feedback received as part of the preliminary comment period is being considered in finalizing the scope of technical and environmental studies, and in further design development of the project. The project team will provide a Consideration Report to show how feedback was considered, which will be available here on porttalk.ca/centermexpansion later in spring 2016.

There will be further opportunities to provide input regarding the project as it proceeds through the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review Process.

If you would like to receive regular updates about the Centerm Expansion Project, please subscribe to our mailing list.