The operator of the container terminal at Roberts Bank this week announced it has reached another milestone in its application to add a fourth berth to the existing facility.
Global Container Terminals has announced that its Detailed Project Description was accepted and a Readiness Decision Report by the BC Environmental Assessment Office along with a Readiness Decision Order recommending that the project proceed to an environmental assessment.
The Detailed Project Description was developed following the issuance of a Joint Summary of Issues by the regulators.
It incorporates input from consultation and engagement with provincial, territorial and Indigenous jurisdictions, Indigenous groups, the public, federal authorities and other participants.
It also describes how the input contributed to the changes to the proposed project.
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, meanwhile, issued a Notice of Impact Assessment Decision to move the project to the next phase of the coordinated impact assessment.
The Deltaport Fourth Berth (DP4) project is a competing application to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s proposed Terminal 2 (T2) expansion, which would see a three-berth terminal constructed on a man-made island adjacent to the existing facility at Roberts Bank.GCT says its project will provide incremental, market-driven capacity through a phased expansion of the current terminal footprint, adding up to two million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) of new capacity, as it is needed.