Canada’s Port of Vancouver a Testing Ground for Sustainable Fuel, Tech

Canada’s Port of Vancouver a Testing Ground for Sustainable Fuel, Tech

Canada’s biggest seaport, the Port of Vancouver, is paving the way for sustainable fueling and technology with the help of industry stakeholders and a joint funding initiative, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority announced Dec. 6. Thanks to the Low-Emission Technology Initiative, the port authority and the Province of British Columbia each contributed $1.5 million to help move port operations toward low-emission fuel use. The initiative, according to the port authority, involves demonstrating battery-electric terminal tractors, making commercial ferries run completely on biodiesel, powering a crane with hydrogen and running a terminal locomotive and a port patrol boat completely on renewable…
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Canada’s Port of Vancouver Sees Record Cruise Ship Visits

Canada’s Port of Vancouver Sees Record Cruise Ship Visits

This month, the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia wrapped up its cruise season with a record 306 visits -- 6% more compared to 2019 -- marking a positive return after COVID-19 pandemic restrictions halted cruising activities. “It’s been fantastic to see cruise ships and passengers back in town after the two-year pause through the height of the pandemic,” Vancouver Fraser Port Authority President and CEO Robin Silvester said. “This year’s cruise season was an impressive comeback story for a critical catalyst for the local tourism industry.”  While this season’s passenger numbers were lower with the slow return to cruise…
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Agreement on Tilbury LNG Projects Signed

Agreement on Tilbury LNG Projects Signed

Under a newly inked agreement announced earlier this month, FortisBC Holdings Inc. and Musqueam Indian Band are to work together to ensure that the Tilbury LNG Projects will be beneficial to both parties. Tilbury LNG Expansion Projects encompasses the Tilbury LNG Storage Expansion Project and the Tilbury Marine Jetty Project, which would allow ship-to-ship LNG fueling at Canada’s Port of Vancouver and bulk export for LNG. Phase 1A of the expansion calls for adding a 46,000-cubic-meter storage tank and LNG liquefaction capacity of 0.25 million tons annually. “Musqueam is looking forward to being an equity partner with FortisBC at Tilbury,…
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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to Begin Phasing Out Older Drayage Trucks

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to Begin Phasing Out Older Drayage Trucks

A program to phase out old diesel-fueled trucks that serve British Columbia’s Port of Vancouver is expected to begin on Sept. 15, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority announced Wednesday, June 15. The program, which aims to cap the age of trucks that come to the port to those built in the year 2006 or later, affects a fleet of 1,800 trucks that perform roughly 30,000 port moves on average every week. According to the port authority about 80% of trucks already comply with the new mandate, which requires older models to be swapped out with “newer, lower-emission trucks that meet…
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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Projects Receive Sustainable Infrastructure Award

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Projects Receive Sustainable Infrastructure Award

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure has awarded its highest honor, the Envision Platinum Award, to Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Centerm expansion and South Shore Access projects, the port authority and terminal operator DP World announced June 2. This is the port’s second Platinum award, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority President and CEO Robin Silvester said. “This award again highlights our commitment to developments that support Canada’s trade agenda in a way that protects the environment and considers local communities, as we advance towards our vision for the Port of Vancouver to be the world’s most sustainable port,” Silvester said. Both projects…
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British Columbia’s Port of Vancouver Launches Cruise Season

British Columbia’s Port of Vancouver Launches Cruise Season

British Columbia’s Port of Vancouver recently launched the start of its cruise season by welcoming the Holland America Line ship Koningsdam to the port’s Canada Place cruise terminal. This is the first time the port is able to welcome cruise ships since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, prompting the Canadian government to prohibit cruise ships in Canadian waters. The government lifted the prohibition last November. “We’re delighted to welcome cruise back to the Port of Vancouver after what has been a long two years,” Vancouver Fraser Port Authority President and CEO Robin Silvester said. “We’re looking…
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