Second public notice 

Annacis Auto Terminal Optimization Project – Public comments invited 

April 28, 2022  – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, as part of its Project and Environmental Review process, and Transport Canada must determine whether the proposed Annacis Auto Terminal Optimization Project, located at 820 Dock Road, Delta (on Annacis Island in the Fraser River) is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by May 27, 2022. 

To help inform this determination, and to assist the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in making a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Transport Canada are inviting comments from the public. 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 May 27, 2022 to: 

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

Transport Canada 
Impact Assessment Pacific Region 
820 - 800 Burrard Street 
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2J8 
PACEnvironment-environnement@tc.gc.ca 

The proposed project 

The Applicant proposes to optimize the Annacis Auto Terminal facility to be able to handle the combined throughput of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (WWS) operations. The operations are currently handled at two separate terminals - the Annacis Auto Terminal (AAT) located on the north bank of the Fraser River at the upstream end of Annacis Island, and the Richmond Terminal (RT) located on the north bank of the Fraser River. 

The following improvements at the AAT facility are proposed: 

  • Enhancement of the existing rail capacity through the extension of existing track sidings and the addition of new track sidings to increase the rate of vehicle imports 

  • Installation of electric vehicle charging stations and the infrastructure needed for future expansion to suit future consumer demand and government climate action policies 

  • Demolition, replacement and refurbishment of existing terminal buildings and other vehicle processing and handling facilities in order to optimize terminal operations, including: 

  • Ground improvements after the pre-existing buildings have been demolished and removed in order to prepare the ground for the construction of the new Processing Building 

For more information, visit the port authority website.   

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