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Fraser Surrey Docks LP is a multi-purpose marine terminal on the Fraser River in Surrey, BC that has been serving the needs of Container, Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Forest Products and Bulk customers in the Port of Vancouver and around the world since 1962.

Each year, millions of tons of cargo move through Fraser Surrey Docks.  A significant volume of export packaged lumber, together with a large volume of steel plate, coil, pipe, wire, rod, beam and other structural products are imported through its facility each year. Fraser Surrey Docks also handles project cargo, rounding out its expertise at operating a multi-purpose terminal. Quality ship stevedoring is available through its wholly owned subsidiary, Pacific Rim Stevedoring.

The Port was created in 1961 as the Nanaimo Harbour Commission and was continued as the Nanaimo Port Authority on July 1, 1999 under the Canada Marine Act.  The Port is a Federal agency whose mandate is to administer, control, manage and protect navigation and safety of the Nanaimo Harbour.


Port facilities include deep sea terminals at Nanaimo Assembly Wharf, Duke Point Terminal, Commercial Inlet Basin and Marina, W. E. Mills Landing and Marina for larger vessels, Pioneer Waterfront Plaza Shops and Parking, Seaplane Terminal, Walking/Fishing Pier, Harbourside Walkway and the administration of federal water leases in the Port boundaries.

The Port Alberni Port Authority was formed July 1, 1999, as a continuation of the Port Alberni Harbour Commission. Under the Canada Marine Act, the Port Authority is mandated jurisdiction of the Alberni Inlet from the Somass River to Tzartus Island.

Port Alberni Port Authority is responsible for both the day-to-day operations of the harbour, and the long term development and improvement of the waterfront facilities, including recreational marinas and secondary industries. The mission of the port is to facilitate profitable maritime trade and marine related tourism and industry by offering services and leadership that respect both the community and the environment.

The Port Alberni Port Authority is unique from other port authorities in that it does not contract out its terminal operations. Port Alberni Terminals is operable twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week as required.

Squamish Terminals Ltd. is a deep-water, break-bulk terminal located in Squamish, BC, Canada and since 1972 has been serving customers in Western Canada, across North America and around the world.

Squamish Terminals is situated at the north end of Howe Sound; just 32 nautical miles north of the Port of Vancouver. Squamish Terminals is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grieg Star Shipping AS (based in Bergen, Norway).


With two berths, three warehouses, specialized handling equipment, an experienced work force and an intermodal transportation infrastructure (including rail, ocean and truck), Squamish Terminals efficiently imports and exports cargo to major markets worldwide.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia.


Like all Canada Port Authorities, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is established by the Government of Canada pursuant to the Canada Marine Act, and accountable to the federal Minister of Transport. The port authority's mandate is to facilitate Canada’s trade objectives, ensuring goods are moved safely, while protecting the environment and considering local communities.


The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, supporting close to one in every five dollars of trade in goods that flow through our country and offering the broadest range of cargo-handling options of any port in North America.

Located in Delta, BC, Westshore Terminals is Canada's premier coal export terminal.


Safe, responsible and highly efficient, Westshore is Canada’s busiest coal export terminal, handling more than 33 million tonnes of coal annually and providing billions in dollars of export revenue for Canada and British Columbia.


Operating since 1970 in the Port of Vancouver, Westshore is the terminal of choice for Canadian coal mines and for American mines in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

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