GCT Deltaport Expansion - Berth Four Project
Public Comment Period & Virtual Information Sessions
International trade drives BC's economy. At Global Container Terminals, we've been operating safely and responsibly at Roberts Bank for over 20 years. We've got an exciting plan for a smarter, more environmentally friendly alternative to container expansion in Delta that's better for the local ecosystem, and our communities.
As part of the cooperative project review process, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Office are inviting the public and Indigenous groups to review the initial project description and provide feedback related to the proposed project.
Until November 27, you can have your say
On September 28, 2020, GCT Global Container Terminals’ Initial Project Description (IPD) for the Deltaport Berth 4 Expansion (DP4) project was approved by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) and the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO).
This critical milestone marks the entry of the project into the Regulatory Process and opens official public access and engagement with Phase 1: Planning. This phase of the project is open to comments, questions, and engagement from all stakeholders and interested parties.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has been advancing its own project to build a new container terminal island and has demonstrated bias by excluding review of other proposed container terminal projects. The rejection by the VFPA of this project continues as a matter of judicial review.
The GCT Deltaport Berth 4 Expansion project will provide incremental, market-driven capacity in the Port of Vancouver through a phased expansion of the current terminal footprint, adding up to 2M TEUs of new capacity, as it is needed.
GCT has a proud history and an exceptional record of delivering projects that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. Approval of its IPD proves GCT’s DP4 project is a serious contender to provide needed capacity in the Port of Vancouver within the next decade.
GCT Global Container Terminals (GCT) and our BetterDeltaport.ca information campaign have been advocating that a fair process is needed to ensure the right approach is taken to adding container port capacity on Canada’s West Coast and, in particular, at Roberts Bank in Delta, BC and this is an important step.
A fair process that ensures:
- additional container port capacity is added in the most environmentally-conscious way, minimizing both the size and environmental impact of the expansion as much as possible;
- additional container port capacity is added in the most cost-effective way, ensuring continued competitiveness of the Asia-Pacific Gateway and leveraging private sector investment instead of putting public funds at risk; and
- the expansion plans put forward by proven Canadian container terminal operators are given proper consideration.
To learn more about the project, please see the following:
- Official documents at the IAAC registry and the BCEAO EPIC site
- Project web page and subscribe for project updates
- Video overview of the project
Watch: Deltaport 4: A Better Way for BC & Canada