VANCOUVER, Dec. 29 /CNW/ -
1. We are reducing air emissions: We have reduced the Port's carbon
footprint with 100% compliance of container trucks meeting tough new
air emissions standards, the launch of shore power at Canada Place,
operating in a carbon neutral way during the 2010 Olympic Games, and
our new Blue Circle Award that rewards vessels that reduce emissions.
2. We are collaborating: Working with partners in rail, trucking, and
terminal operations, the Port has led the way in information sharing
practices that save time and improve efficiency. In May, the Port and
CN signed a collaboration agreement that reinforces reciprocal
accountability and improves services for customers.
3. We are investing in infrastructure: With unprecedented infrastructure
investments from the Port, industry and the Federal and Provincial
Governments, the Vancouver Gateway's $9 billion infrastructure
program is underway and will benefit port users, tenants,
transportation, and communities more than ever before.
4. We are increasing capacity: In January, the Port and Global Container
Terminals announced the official opening of the Deltaport Third
Berth, a $400 million project that increases the container handling
capacity at Roberts Bank by up to 50%.
5. We are improving efficiency: Working closely with terminal operators
and railways, Port Metro Vancouver has been measuring and monitoring
wait times, and making important service improvements that support
increased efficiency and reliability in the Vancouver Gateway.
6. We are reaching out: Ramping up engagement with all levels of
government, First Nations, industry and stakeholders, we are showing
that the Port is interested in working together to achieve the best
7. We are increasing volumes: On the heels of the economic downturn, the
Port has shown resilience and is seeing a return to increased cargo
volumes in 2010 and anticipates growth in cruise passenger volumes
for 2011. Cargo volumes are on track to outpace 2009.
8. We are supporting communities: This year alone, we have hosted 52
community events, funded 42 community sponsorships, expanded
Harbourview Park in North Vancouver, and provided 18 scholarships in
the Lower Mainland. Port Metro Vancouver invests one percent of net
income to its Community Investment Program and focuses on education,
community enrichment and environmental initiatives.
9. We are strengthening the Canadian economy: As Canada's major gateway
for international trade, Port Metro Vancouver trades $75 billion in
goods annually with more than 160 trading economies. Port activities
generates an estimated 129,500 jobs across Canada that pay $6 billion
10. We are tweeting: Follow us on Twitter @portmetrovan.
SOURCE Port Metro Vancouver
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