DP World and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority have completed the $257m Center Expansion Project, which has added a 60% increase in handling capacity and 15% expansion in size to British Columbia’s trading capability. The project includes infrastructure that will allow container ships to connect to shore power, as well as the conversion of the terminal’s yard cranes from diesel to electric, resulting in a lowering of environmental impact, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The expansion was carried out to LEED and Envision standards.
DP World has committed to investing $500m over the next five years, with the aim of reducing its carbon emissions by 700,000 tons, and to become a carbon-neutral firm by 2050. The expansion of the Centerm container terminal area and the improvement of road and rail connections in the region will increase container trading capacity and resilience in the Port of Vancouver in the near future, said Robin Silvester, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s CEO. The project partners involved have also thanked the local community for its support.
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