The freight is the foundational reason we need the Vancouver Island Rail Corridor Restored, the passenger service is social and economic relief for Vancouver Islanders.
The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (Business) have identified the Island's rail needs from the beginning!
in 2015 they produced a video
and every year the updated content includes a professionally phrased "WE NEED RAIL!"
Automated on and off loading of cargo from containerships to railways has become "easy" and providing an alternate path around the islands circled in red above for shipping will protect the sensitive areas of our waterways from increases in the number of container ships moving through that area as demand increases.
Learn more about Duke Point's short sea shipping service between DP World Nanaimo (Duke Point) and DP World Vancouver (Centerm). You'll find out how our environmentally friendly service saves customers time and money.
Port Alberni has big plans for freight, and that is what creates the "Pacific Gateway." on the iron highway between Nanaimo and Port Alberni.
It becomes the Port of Vancouver's second path to Asian and other markets connected via the Pacific Ocean.
The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is a proposed new three-berth container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, BC. If built, the project would provide 2.4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of container capacity per year. The project is needed to ensure that Canada is able to meet trade plans and objectives through to the mid- to late-2030s.
What will the Vancouver Gateway look like in 2050? This question sets the stage for Vancouver Fraser Port Authority's Port 2050 strategic visioning process. Scenarios, developed in 2010, were tested and refreshed in 2015. The results, including a new definition for a sustainable gateway, are presented in this video. For more information on the Port 2050 initiative and approach to sustainability
The decline of the endangered Southern Resident killer whale population is linked to threats such as noise and disturbance from boats, and reduced availability of their preferred prey, chinook salmon, as well as chum and coho salmon. Chinook salmon are a vital food source for Southern Resident killer whales but wild populations have declined dramatically in recent years. To address these threats, we are implementing management measures to protect salmon and to minimize disturbance from vessels. We have also initiated actions to reduce the threat of contaminants.
Minimizing impact on sensitive ecosystems