Dumper 2 Potash Replacement Project

The proposed project 

Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. (NBT) is proposing to replace one of two existing potash rail dumper receiving and conveyor systems located at the south east corner of their terminal (immediately north of Berth 3). Potash Dumper No. 2 is reaching the end of its service life and requires a replacement that will match the increased dumper capacity (6000 metric tonnes per hour from 4000 metric tonnes per hour) as Potash Dumper No. 1, which was refurbished in 2010. As part of the project, the dumper hopper is to be extended approximately 6 metres towards the north east for positioning and unloading of up to 3 rail cars at a time. Overall terminal throughput is not anticipated to increase as a result of the project and there is no anticipated change in rail or vessel traffic. The total land-based footprint includes an area of approximately 2000 square metres with the majority of the excavation to a depth of 7 metres and up to a depth of 12 metres. 

Work is anticipated to commence Q1/Q2 of 2024 and is expected to occur over a period of approximately 10-15 months.


Latest update

Notice of Determination 

North Vancouver, B.C. –October 6, 2022– The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Dumper 2 Potash Replacement Project  located at Neptune Bulk Terminals at 1001 Low Level Raod, North Vancouver, BC is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - October 6, 2022
1 Dumper 2 Potash Replacement Project - Public comments invited - June 16, 2022


Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4
Email: per@portvancouver.com

  • Location

    • Dumper 2 Potash Replacement Project (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. (NBT)
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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