Centerm Expansion Project Completed at British Columbia’s Port of Vancouver

Centerm Terminal project map. Image: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

Work is complete on a project to expand the Centerm Terminal at the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority announced Feb. 21.

Done in partnership with terminal operator DP World, the expanded terminal allows Centerm to process 60% more cargo by augmenting its terminal footprint by 15%. The project also reconfigured and extended the container yard, created new modern truck gates, added to the intermodal yard, constructed a new operations facility and improved marine habitat.  

“The completion of the Centerm Expansion Project marks a new chapter in the 100 year history of our DP World operations in Vancouver,” DP World (Canada) Inc. Chief Executive and General Manager Maksim Mihic said.

With improvements now complete, work to maximize operations to Centerm’s full capacity continues. Once that capacity is fully realized later this year, the terminal is expected to go from processing 900,000 TEUs to 1.5 million TEUs, according to the port authority.

“We’re incredibly proud of our work leading this award-winning terminal expansion, which adds to our proven track record of delivering top-tier sustainable infrastructure to support Canada’s growing trade,” Cliff Stewart, the port’s vice president of infrastructure, said.

“The expanded Centerm terminal is an important addition to the Port of Vancouver as we continue to work to deliver the container capacity Canadians and Canadian businesses need to thrive now and into the future,” he added.

By Karen Robes Meeks