Project Background

Port Metro Vancouver (PMV), Canada’s largest and busiest port, is exploring potential improvements in the Lower Mainland to significantly increase container capacity to meet future growth and demand. The Container Capacity Improvement Program (CCIP) is PMV’s long-term strategy to deliver projects that will meet the anticipated growth in demand for container capacity in 2030, with an emphasis on initial investment and infrastructure improvements at Roberts Bank in Delta. Given its location outside of Vancouver and proximity to major transportation corridors, Roberts Bank is well positioned to accommodate future growth with several competitive advantages including one of the most efficient ship-to-rail designs of any port in North America.

Our Services

We were retained to provide Program Management Consultancy services to coordinate the following workstreams for the CCIP:

  • preliminary engineering and planning
  • environmental assessment and permitting
  • sustainability, market and concession planning, and
  • communications and consultation.

Our consultants are acting as an integrated team and full-time extension of port staff as a part of this world-class project.

Results

The CCIP will explore the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, a multi-berth container terminal with potential capacity of nearly 2.4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit containers) per year to meet forecast demand. The initial planning phase of work is currently underway and includes a master transportation plan, technical studies to support terminal design and preliminary analysis on the timing and structuring of concessionaire arrangements for the future potential participation of private interests in constructing and operating the proposed new terminal facility.