Public notice 

Berth 1 Fender Replacement - Deltaport – Public comments invited 

June 14, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Berth 1 Fender Replacement - Deltaport, located at 2 Roberts Bank Way, Delta BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by July 13, 2021.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website. In addition, your contact information may be shared with third parties, e.g., the tenant, other relevant agencies, to help respond to your questions and inform possible mitigations. 

Written comments must be submitted by July 13, 2021 to: 

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority 
Project and Environmental Review 
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place 
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6C 3T4 

The proposed project 

GCT Canada Limited Partnership proposes to replace the existing 21 lower capacity Deltaport berth 1 fenders (6.60 metres long by 1.828 metres wide) with 22 new higher capacity fenders (5.2 metres long by 2.2 metres wide), which include two new fenders to be used in case of emergency. The purpose of the project is to allow the terminal to increase its flexibility to accommodate vessels up to 14,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU) in size as the current fender capacity at Berth 1 can only accommodate vessels up to 4,300 TEU in size. Throughput capacity at the terminal will remain unchanged following this project.

Following installation of the new fenders, the existing fenders will be removed and disposed of offsite. All work would be staged from the land site with no in-water work required. Work would occur over a four month period and take place during regular port authority construction hours (Monday to Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. excluding Sundays or statutory holidays) with the exception of one to three night shifts per week (8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.). Night shifts are proposed to accommodate existing terminal operations, tidal requirements and weather.

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