Port Metro Vancouver will hold another public open house Tuesday, Nov. 6 in South Delta on the proposed Terminal 2.
It will be the second open house locally to take place in the last three weeks on the major project, which would see a three-berth container terminal built adjacent to the existing Deltaport container terminal at Roberts Bank.
The port authority says it has commenced what it calls project definition consultation, a process that will run until Nov. 30.
Port Metro Vancouver is presenting information regarding the conceptual project design, as well as seeking input regarding elements related to refining the design and developing environmental mitigation plans.
T2 is a key part of the Container Capacity Improvement Program, a long-term strategy to meet anticipated growth in container capacity demand through to 2030.
Port Metro Vancouver says container traffic through Canada's Pacific gateway is expected to double over the next 10 to 15 years, and nearly triple by 2030. Current projections indicate approximately four million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) of additional capacity will be needed to meet West Coast container demand by 2030.
Concerned about the impacts of T2, opponents, including Against Port Expansion, say
there's no sound business case to build the project here.
The open house will take place at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn (1665-56th St.) from 6 to 9 p.m.
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