DP World completes Vancouver Port expansion
VANCOUVER : DP World and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority have celebrated two historic events – the completion of the Centerm Expansion Project at DP World Vancouver, and the 100th anniversary of the port’s marine terminal operations.
More specifically, the completion of the Centerm Expansion Project, an US$259.7 million award-winning project to increase box throughput by 60% and position British Columbia as a leader in sustainable trade.
The newly expanded terminal can now handle 1.5 million TEUs a year, compared to 900,000 TEUs previously, while adding 15% to the terminal’s overall footprint.
Also, the project reduces the terminal’s environmental impact by adding capacity for container ships to connect to electrical shore power and converting its diesel yard cranes to electric.
DP World said it can further reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating wait times for vehicles at train crossings and building to LEED and Envision certification sustainability standards.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, commented, “The 100th anniversary of terminal operations on the west coast is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Canada’s rich maritime and port history and look ahead to a future that includes DP World’s industry-leading technology and innovation in supply chains.”