Port of Nanaimo Chair Michelle Corfield and Western Stevedoring President Brad Eshleman complete the paperwork. NPA photo
0802 - The Port of Nanaimo is basking in the glow of a highly-successful summer, concluding a number of projects.
The most notable was the long-term lease with Western Stevedoring for the Vehicle Processing Centre and the attendant marine work
at the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. The first carrier ship loaded with vehciles is scheduled to arrive in January, 2019. Western Stevedoring will operate the processing centre.
A lease agreement has also been reached to allow Western Canada Marine Response
Corporation to take the next steps toward construction of their warehouse-office and marine terminal on the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf for their Nanaimo headquarters for marine-related pollution response.
The Nanaimo Yacht Club has signed a long-term lease
and the Protection Island Neighbourhood Association has signed a long-term lease with the Port.
“These projects and the generous $6.3-million funding announcement by Minister of Transport Marc Garneau in mid-June will put major dollars to work
for our Vancouver Island community," says Ewan Moir, President & CEO of the Port of Nanaimo. "It will generate key long-term benefits for local residents, businesses and visitors.”
“We cannot overlook DP World Nanaimo putting
through its 100,000th container this week at our Duke Point Terminal – a major milestone for that facility. What a positive way to celebrate our summer and the start to a third quarter!” Moir adds.
Moir said the Port will continue to reveal
details about these projects as they develop so residents, community partners and stakeholders recognize the benefits in numerous areas.
The Port of Nanaimo is one of 18 Port Authorities across Canada, established under the Canada Marine Act and Letters
Patent to promote and support the national, regional and local economies and to ensure a safe and secure harbour for cargo operations. See more at www.npa.ca