Port Metro Vancouver is continuing field studies in March 2016 as part of ongoing environmental and technical work for the Container Capacity Improvement Program.
The Container Capacity Improvement Program was announced in 2011, and is Port Metro Vancouver’s long-term strategy to ensure the timely delivery of required infrastructure to meet anticipated growth in the container sector.
In planning for future capacity with this objective, Port Metro Vancouver considered opportunities to:
- Increase the capacity and efficiency of existing container terminals;
- Convert existing under-utilized terminals to handle containers; and
- Build a new terminal.
Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is a proposed new three‐berth container terminal that would provide 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of additional container capacity annually.
The Project is undergoing a federal environmental assessment by an independent review panel, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. It is also undergoing an assessment under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act, and requires other permits and authorizations before it can proceed.
In March, Port Metro Vancouver together with its contractors will conduct following field studies: coastal geomorphology, abiotic parameters study, fresh water fish and fish habitat, fresh water fish sampling, marine mammals and marine mammal observation study.