Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Projects Receive Sustainable Infrastructure Award

Centerm Terminal
Centerm Terminal
Construction at the Port of Vancouver’s Centerm Terminal in 2019. File photo via Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

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 were designed to meet the growing demand for container trade and eliminate cargo congestion while providing community benefits such as reduced emissions, better traffic flow and job creation.

Work at Centerm (short for Centennial Terminals) would raise capacity from 900,000 TEUs to 1.5 million TEUs, according to Port Authority officials. By expanding the terminal footprint by 15% and reconfiguring terminal operations, DP World would be able to process at least 60% more containers, according to the port.

Both projects are expected to be complete by early 2023, according to the port. More information is available at

By Karen Robes Meeks