Proposed Centerm Expansion Project

About the project

The Centerm Expansion Project is a proposed series of improvements to Centerm container terminal and port roads. It includes improvements at Centerm container terminal to help meet anticipated near-term demand for containers to be shipped through Vancouver. In addition, the application for a project permit includes the proposed South Shore Access Project to improve infrastructure that would benefit the entire south shore port area. Collectively, they are referred to as the project.

Subject to regulatory approvals, the on-terminal improvements would increase the maximum container handling capacity at Centerm by two-thirds, from 900,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit containers (TEUs) to 1.5 million TEUs. The project would include an increase to the terminal footprint by approximately 15 percent and reconfiguration of the terminal to increase the container capacity of Centerm.

The South Shore Access Project includes a new Centennial Road Overpass and an extension to Waterfront Road. These improvements would contribute to the port authority’s long-term objective to improve goods movement and access along the entire south shore port area. The improvements would address road congestion and increase efficiency within the port by removing three at-grade rail crossings for port users, and removing port-related traffic from surrounding roads, while providing a continuous port road to Highway 1.

The proposed Centerm Expansion Project is subject to review under the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s project and environmental review process. The proposed project is in the application review stage of this process. Review the application, and technical and environmental studies, on the project permit application page.

For more information about the proposed Centerm Expansion Project please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

Consultation and engagement

Application Review Phase – Round 1
Public Consultation February 20 to March 24, 2017

From February 20 to March 24, 2017, the project team consulted with the public and stakeholders as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. Consultation methods included a discussion guide and feedback form on available at porttalk.ca/centermexpansion, as well as three drop-in and two small group meetings.

During this round of consultation, participants were invited to learn more about and provide feedback on the project’s proposed design of on-terminal and off-terminal works, results of technical and environmental studies, anticipated construction activities, and a proposed community investment program.

The project team is considering feedback received during this consultation period to refine proposed project mitigations, plans to minimize potential construction-related impacts and options for a proposed community investment program.

We will be posting the Consultation Summary Report and Consideration Report from Round 1 to portvancouver.com/centermexpansion. A second round of consultation is also planned for mid-2017. If you would like to receive regular updates about the proposed Centerm Expansion Project, please email us at centermexpansion@portvancouver.com or subscribe to our mailing list.

For information on consultation and engagement regarding the project to-date, please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

About the project

The Centerm Expansion Project is a proposed series of improvements to Centerm container terminal and port roads. It includes improvements at Centerm container terminal to help meet anticipated near-term demand for containers to be shipped through Vancouver. In addition, the application for a project permit includes the proposed South Shore Access Project to improve infrastructure that would benefit the entire south shore port area. Collectively, they are referred to as the project.

Subject to regulatory approvals, the on-terminal improvements would increase the maximum container handling capacity at Centerm by two-thirds, from 900,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit containers (TEUs) to 1.5 million TEUs. The project would include an increase to the terminal footprint by approximately 15 percent and reconfiguration of the terminal to increase the container capacity of Centerm.

The South Shore Access Project includes a new Centennial Road Overpass and an extension to Waterfront Road. These improvements would contribute to the port authority’s long-term objective to improve goods movement and access along the entire south shore port area. The improvements would address road congestion and increase efficiency within the port by removing three at-grade rail crossings for port users, and removing port-related traffic from surrounding roads, while providing a continuous port road to Highway 1.

The proposed Centerm Expansion Project is subject to review under the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s project and environmental review process. The proposed project is in the application review stage of this process. Review the application, and technical and environmental studies, on the project permit application page.

For more information about the proposed Centerm Expansion Project please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

Consultation and engagement

Application Review Phase – Round 1
Public Consultation February 20 to March 24, 2017

From February 20 to March 24, 2017, the project team consulted with the public and stakeholders as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review process. Consultation methods included a discussion guide and feedback form on available at porttalk.ca/centermexpansion, as well as three drop-in and two small group meetings.

During this round of consultation, participants were invited to learn more about and provide feedback on the project’s proposed design of on-terminal and off-terminal works, results of technical and environmental studies, anticipated construction activities, and a proposed community investment program.

The project team is considering feedback received during this consultation period to refine proposed project mitigations, plans to minimize potential construction-related impacts and options for a proposed community investment program.

We will be posting the Consultation Summary Report and Consideration Report from Round 1 to portvancouver.com/centermexpansion. A second round of consultation is also planned for mid-2017. If you would like to receive regular updates about the proposed Centerm Expansion Project, please email us at centermexpansion@portvancouver.com or subscribe to our mailing list.

For information on consultation and engagement regarding the project to-date, please visit portvancouver.com/centermexpansion.

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  • Why is the Centerm Terminal expansion necessary?

    Tam asked 8 months ago

    Trade of goods shipped in containers through Canada’s west coast is increasing. Third-party international consulting firm Ocean Shipping Consultants is forecasting that container traffic through Canada’s Pacific Gateway will increase by nearly three million 20-foot equivalent unit (TEUs) containers by 2030 (view the report).