Pacific Gateway ~ Your Transportation Route Between North America and Asia
Logs & Lumber
Panel Boards • Pulp & Paper
Wood Chips • Wood Pellets
Port Metro Vancouver
Port Metro Vancouver is North America’s most diversified
port, trading $180 billion in goods with more than 160 trading
economies in 2013.
Port Metro Vancouver is home to 3 major forestry export
- Fibreco Terminal is one of the largest woodchip handling
facilities in the world and has capacity of approximately
3 million tonnes. Fibreco has permits in place to expand
its storage capacity and can add a second ship loading
conveyor to further increase capacity.
- The ship berth – 265 metres long with 12.5 metres
- Lynnterm is a break bulk terminal handling forest products with seven berths.to accommodate multiple vessels.
- More than 1 billion FBM of lumber per year.
- Warehouse space for wood pulp with rail tracks and covered loading.
- Direct access to Trans-Canada Highway #1.
- Fibreco and Lynnterm have access to Class 1 CN and Canadian Pacific rail networks.
- Fraser Surrey Docks is the largest North American west
coast multi-purpose marine terminal handling both logs
- Dedicated berth with a hydraulically operated ramp for
- Access to the Class 1 CN, Canadian Pacific and BNSF
- Access to the South Fraser Highway and Trans-Canada Highway #1
Port of Prince Rupert
North America’s deepest natural harbour in North America
with significant expansion capacity.
- Shortest distance from North America to Shanghai than any
other west coast port.
- Fairview Terminal can handle the world’s largest
- Containerized wood products are exported through Fairview Terminal.
- Fairview has a current container capacity of 750,000 TEUs
with expansion capability to 2 million TEUs.
- CN rail provides efficient reliable direct ship-to-rail
- Log exports are handled by Ocean Dock and Tidal Coast Terminals.
Rail Trans-load Facilities
CN has built new transload facilities in Surrey and Prince George
- Thornton Yard transload facility in Surrey, BC.
- 8 acre footprint, expansion capability up to 20 acres.
- Throughput capacity of approximately 10,000 containers
- Thornton Yard enables mills from across southern BC
to easily export their products to the Asian market
through Port Metro Vancouver terminals.
- Prince George Distribution Centre can handle
- 36,000 containers annually,
- Direct rail service from Prince George to the Port of Prince Rupert for overseas shipments.
- BC’s longshore workers and foremen have signed contracts
that ensure stability at BC Ports through 2018.
Competitive Business Environment
- Municipal port property taxes were permanently capped for designated BC ports and terminals in 2014.