Port of Nanaimo, DP World sign Duke Point deal

The Port of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, has finished penning its lease agreement with DP World to expand the city’s Duke Point terminal.

The project will include an extension of the existing berth from 182 meters to 325 meters and the construction of a new truck gate, warehouse and administration and maintenance building.

Under the development program, the existing diesel quay crane will be replaced with two 16 container-wide electric quay cranes.

Also, the terminal’s container yard storage area will be increased, creating an overall terminal operational capacity of 280,000 TEUs.

Port of Nanaimo photo

The Duke Point agreement is set to provide a long-term port-to-port solution for short-sea shipping between Nanaimo and Vancouver, as well as expand direct access from Nanaimo to global import/export markets via direct calls to Asia.

Additionally, the project will enhance DP World’s coast-to-coast Canadian footprint which includes terminal operations in Vancouver, Surrey, Prince Rupert, and Saint John.

Photo: Port of Nanaimo photo