VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) announced says it is starting the push to increase capacity at the container handling facilities.
The plan includes improvements at existing terminals, as well as expansion at Roberts Bank. In exploring expansion at Roberts Bank, the Vancouver Port Authority will be working with the Corporation of Delta, Tsawwassen First Nations, the community as well as the provincial and federal governments.
“The Vancouver Port Authority is pleased with the response of those at our initial meetings,” says captain Gordon Houston, president and chief executive officer of the VPA. “Key stakeholders recognize the role of the port as a vital economic driver for British Columbia and all of Canada.”
A recent study of the contributions of the Port of Vancouver’s container business on the B.C. economy estimates 11,979 jobs and $646 million in wages.
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