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Ports & Terminals

Ports and terminals are the gateways to smarter, more efficient and more secure global supply chains. DP World Canada is hard at work reimagining the future, with step-change terminal handling innovations designed to streamline our global network of ports and keep things flowing.

We operate a strategically located global network of ports and terminals in developed and high-growth markets. We invest in smart, industry leading technology and innovation to enhance efficiency for our customers and partners with our scale of business, expertise and knowledge that help us to offer the best ports and terminals solutions.

Aerial view of Vancouver port

Prince Rupert

The fastest connection from Asia to North American markets. Strategically situated on the great circle route from Asia, Prince Rupert is also North America's deepest natural harbour. As such, the Prince Rupert Container Terminal is able to comfortably handle the world's largest container vessels in a highly efficient manner. We also offer 18,000 ft. of on-dock rail for fast, efficient handling.

DP World Prince Rupert Terminal Specifications

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79 ACRE TERMINAL

79 acre (32 ha) terminal that was specifically designed as a high volume intermodal container transfer facility.

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2 CONTAINER BERTHS

2 deep sea container berths: depth 17m, total length 800m.

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7 QUAY CRANES

7 Super post panamax quay cranes along with 18,000ft of on-deck rail capacity.

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6 RTGs

6 one-over-three ZPMC/Noell Rubber Tire Gantries (RTG).

Prince Rupert Terminal at sunset

Vancouver

In Vancouver, DP World Canada operates the 72-acre, full-service container terminal, the west coast hub for international trade. As a key gateway for Trans-Pacific trade, and only 30 miles from the US border, the Vancouver Container Terminal offers secure, efficient access to Canadian, Asian, and US markets. 546 reefer plugs ensure perishable cargo is properly maintained at the right temperature. As a multi-transport hub, DP World Vancouver also offers direct connections to road and rail.

DP World Vancouver Terminal Specifications

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72 ACRE TERMINAL

72 acre (29 ha) terminal boasts investments of over $200 million in infrastructure, equipment and operating systems.

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2 CONTAINER BERTHS

2 container berths: depth 15.5 m., total length 647 m.

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7 QUAY CRANES

7 quay cranes (4 ZPMC Super post panamax – 22 wide, twin 20 capable, 1 Fantuzzi post panamax – 19 wide, and 2 MGM – 17 wide).

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19 RTGs

19 one-over-five ZPMC/Noell Rubber Tire Gantries (RTG) – introduced in 2006.

Cranes at expansion port

Nanaimo (Duke Point)

Our DP World Nanaimo terminal offers exclusive access to Vancouver Island markets. With 2 berths, break bulk services, and a full range of cargo handling equipment our Nanaimo (Duke Point) terminal offers a fast and direct connection to and from Vancouver.

DP World Nanaimo Terminal Specifications

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6 HA OF PAVED STORAGE

And 2 additional ha of unpaved storage space.

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2 BERTHS

1 deep sea berth, with a length of 170m (558 ft) and depth alongside of 13.5 m (44 ft) and 1 barge berth with an additional 82m (269 ft).

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2 CRANES

1 gantry crane and 1 mobile harbour crane.

Cargo ship docked at Nanaimo terminal with an island in the background

Fraser Surrey

DP World Fraser Surrey is a large, multi-purpose marine terminal located on the banks for the Fraser River in the greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. This multi-purpose facility is situated in excellent proximity to major highways, railways, the Pacific Ocean and industrial areas located only 25km from the US border.

DP World Fraser Surrey Terminal Specifications

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7 BERTHS

7 congestion free deep-sea berths including one dolphin berth and a hydraulic barge ramp for 1575m of berthing capability.

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3 QUAY CRANES

3 cranes with lifting capacities of up to 70 metric tons and adjustable lifting heads.

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190+ ACRE TERMINAL

Over 190-acre terminal footprint including 154 acres (63 hectares) of yard area.

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3 SHEDS

3 sheds with 30,900 m2 (330,000 ft2) of covered warehouse storage space for weather sensitive cargo and agricultural product storage.

Connect With Us

Container Services:

Prince Rupert Terminal

Evan DesChamp, Terminal Manager

250-624-2124  ext.2188

evandeschamp@dpworld.com 

Vancouver Terminal

Sergei Smirnov, Terminal Manager

604-252-2420

sergei.smirnov@dpworld.com 

Nanaimo (Duke Point) Terminal

John Darbyshire, Terminal Manager

250-722-2290

john.darbyshire@dpworld.com 

Fraser Surrey Terminal

Ian Patterson, Terminal Manager

604-581-2233 ext. 7007

ian.patterson@dpworld.com 

Stevedoring:

Vancouver Island Operations & Duke Point)

John Darbyshire, Terminal Manager

250-722-2290

john.darbyshire@dpworld.com 

Fraser Surrey Terminal

Ian Patterson, Terminal Manager

604-581-2233 ext. 7007

ian.patterson@dpworld.com 

Mainland Stevedoring Ro/Ro and Bulk

Saeid Rezazadeh

604-252-2502

saeid.rezazadeh@dpworld.com

Container Services

Connecting Global Markets

Our Canadian operations in British Columbia include 4 full-service container handling facilities: Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Fraser Surrey and Nanaimo (Duke Point) terminal on Vancouver Island. In addition to our Canadian West Coast terminals, we also operate a facility out of Saint John, New Brunswick in the largest port in Atlantic Canada by volume.

Our modern, strategically positioned marine terminals have the speed, reliability and reach to ensure your cargo gets to where it needs to be.

Container yard at Vancouver port
Vessel and tug boat at Prince Rupert port during the evening

Smarter Trade

We are the leading provider of smart logistics solutions, we help trade flow across the globe. Our global network spans 64 countries; made up of logistics terminals, marine services, ports and economic zones. We think ahead, anticipate change and create innovative trade solutions for a positive impact on society.

Prince Rupert

• Fastest connection from Asia to North American markets
• 18,000ft of on-dock rail for fast, efficient handling
• North America’s deepest natural harbour, easily handling the largest container vessels

Vancouver

• Secure, efficient access to Canadian markets
• Multi-transport hub: direct connections to road and rail
• 546 reefer plugs ensure perishable cargoes are properly maintained at the right temperature

Nanaimo

• Efficient short-sea shipping and breakbulk service
• Exclusive access to Vancouver Island markets
• Fast and direct connection to and from Vancouver

Fraser Surrey

• Largest multi-purpose marine terminal on North America’s West Coast.
• Superior intermodal rail and truck connectivity.
• 6 congestion free deep-sea berths.

Stevedoring

We are British Columbia’s stevedoring experts, serving coastal and inland waterway ports and terminals up and down the coast of Vancouver Island.

Experienced & Reliable

Whatever your stevedoring requirements, we can handle virtually every type of vessel and cargo imaginable – from high and heavy equipment and vehicles to commodities like lumber, newsprint, and steel.

Safe & Efficient

Safe, optimized for productivity, and cost-effective, our stevedoring methods are trusted by many top global manufacturers, including Honda, Toyota, and Nissan. These innovative methods have also been adopted at ports and terminals around the world.

Vancouver Mainland and Island Service

DP World stevedoring services are available at ports and terminal operations throughout BC. We provide unique value to our customers with a full range of cargo handling equipment, 2 berths and 8 ha of storage.

Products

Your products are our top priority. The DP World Stevedore services team are your West Coast cargo handling experts.

General Cargo
We know the importance of cargo handling care to our manufacturing clients. From yachts to trailers, and windmill parts to canned consumer goods, we have a record of safely handling all kinds of goods. Our highly-skilled professional stevedoring team works in close cooperation with our importer, exporter, and shipping line customers to ensure a smooth handling experience.
Forest Products
We understand that your product quality is paramount. We handle wood, pulp panel, lumber; Oriented strand board (OSB), Medium-density fibreboard (MBF) and newsprint. As the global trade in forest products changes, we are constantly innovating to create new solutions and handling equipment to save our customers time and money when shipping products through Canada’s West Coast. We are dedicated to creating and using the right tools to get the job done.
Auto(Ro-Ro) & High and Heavy
Many of the world’s top auto and heavy equipment manufacturers trust our ro-ro services to handle their valuable bulk cargo and vehicles. Hino Trucks, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Lexus and Toyota all call on DP World because they know we do it with care, safety, and attention to detail.

Canadian West Coast

Whatever your cargo's destination, our stevedoring teams are in the right place at the right time with the expertise and equipment you need. Our services are available at multiple locations along the BC Coast and through our central offices in Fraser Surrey, Nanaimo and Vancouver.

Logistics

DP World is Your Best Choice for Port-Centric Logistics Needs.

How DP World Delivers on Logistic Services

  • End-to-end visibility and greater control for clients
  • Simplified process – one logistics service provider handles the entire process
  • Asset heavy company with east and west coast connections to enhance services
  • Seamless movement between all modes of transportation

By using DP World, your cargo will reach its destination in the quickest way possible while keeping costs under control.

These points all lead to quickest to market to exceed client needs while keeping costs under control.

Loading containers onto train

Shipping logistics chart

Our Pacific Gateway Ports

With a variety of terminals on Canada’s west coast, we are ready to meet your logistic needs. 

  • As a key gateway for Trans-Pacific trade, and only 48 km from the US border, the Vancouver Container Terminal offers secure, efficient access to Canadian, Asian, and US markets. 
  • The largest modern and multi-purpose terminals on the West Coast of North America
  • DP World Fraser Surrey is a large, multi-purpose marine terminal located on the banks for the Fraser River in the greater Vancouver area. This multi-purpose facility is situated in excellent proximity to major highways, railways, the Pacific Ocean and industrial areas located only 25 km from the US border. 
  • DP World Nanaimo offers exclusive access to Vancouver Island markets. With 2 berths, breakbulk, transloading services, and a full range of cargo handling equipment our Nanaimo terminal offers a fast and direct connection to and from Vancouver.
  • DP World Prince Rupert provides the fastest connection from Asia to North American markets. Strategically situated on the great circle route from Asia, Prince Rupert is also North America’s deepest natural harbour.
DP Prince Rupert

Our Atlantic Gateway Port

  • Large storage capacity under a “Bonded Zone Status’’ – logistics Park
  • Ideal location for long-term storage or regional distribution hub
  • Light manufacturing and other similar processes permitted
  • Roll-on/roll-off service
Container ship docked at port

Advantages

  • Closest North American deep-sea ports to Asia
  • Strong rail connections compared with other West Coast ports
  • Reduced cost and transit time compared to U.S. West Coast and U.S. East Coast
  • Transloading capabilities

Commodities Handled

  • General Cargo
  • Breakbulk
  • Steel
  • Lumber
  • Agri-bulk

Contact us!

Have any questions? Want to know more? Contact us!

For any inquiries, please send an email to DPWCan.sales@dpworld.com

Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Services

DP World provides a range of Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Services to meet your needs:

  • Global Full Container Load (FCL)
  • Drayage & transload services with full spectrum requirements
  • Warehousing services including bonded space
  • Customized, cost-effective, integrated, intermodal logistics solutions
  • Land Transport: Full Truckload (FTL) & Less than Truckload (LTL)
  • Cross-border logistics between Canada and the U.S. (rail and land)
  • Tracking and visibility tools through DP World CARGOES platform
Vessel and tug boat at Prince Rupert port during the evening

Contact us!

Have any questions? Want to know more? Contact us!

For any inquiries, please send an email to DPWCan.sales@dpworld.com

Transloading

The DP World network is designed as a one-stop shop for your dock-to-dock transportation needs drawing on the capabilities by working with our global footprint of over 100 port operations.

For shippers who require transloading, we can transfer a shipment from one mode of transportation to another.

In addition to our facilities DP World Logistics has key business partners who are committed to exceptional customer service and our trusted partners have moved virtually every commercial product that can be shipped by ocean, rail, and truck.

Crane at the rail terminal
Employees looking at inventory at freight station

Our Transload Services

  • Unloading and transfer of palletized or floor loaded commodities
  • A dedicated DP World transload team working in partnership with all operators
  • Trucking services (available upon request)
  • Dedicated DP Customer service and operations specialist
  • Competitive rate structures – bundled and/or unbundled

Commodities We Handle

DP World prides itself on their ability to safely and efficiently handle a variety of diversified bulk commodities, some examples include:

  • Forest products
  • Freight All Kinds (FAK) merchandise
  • Steel
  • Plastics
  • Pulp and paper
  • Liquids (regulated and non-regulated)

Contact us!

Have any questions?  Want to know more?  Contact us!

For any inquiries, please send an email to dpwcan.logistics@dpworld.com 

Inland Trucking & Intermodal Services

Getting a shipment from point A to point B is not always enough.  Often clients also need inland transportation to deliver cargo to the final destination. This is where DP World Logistics can help you with inland transportation needs.

Our team of professionals can offer you a variety of solutions to meet all inland transportation needs for your cargo to help ensure products are delivered on time.

Operations at the rail terminal cargo depot
Loading cargo onto containers at night

Trucking to/from the United States

Most products are moved to/from the U.S. in trucks. Some cargo takes up a lot of space and requires the use of the whole truck, others are smaller and fit on pallets. No matter what your need is, DP World Logistics can help get the best service and rate structure by partnering with some of the leading North American ground transportation providers.

We can arrange for full truckloads and less than truck load (LTL). We offer vans, reefers, flatbeds, step decks and sleeper teams for any shipments that need to be expedited.

DP World Logistics can help you ship machinery, equipment, pharmaceuticals, dry foods, frozen foods, nursery and landscaping products, pipe, steel and much more.  

Intermodal-freight transport involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle, using multiple modes of transportation

Inland trucking-An indispensable transport in the supply chain of freight forwarding, your goods are moved in a ground transportation provided truck

Contact Us!

Have any questions?  Want to know more?  Contact us!

For any inquiries, please send an email to dpwcan.logistics@dpworld.com 

Short Sea Shipping

Vancouver – Nanaimo – Fraser Surrey – Seattle – North Coast

  • A fast, flexible international market connection via Vancouver Island’s DP World Nanaimo (Duke Point) Terminal direct to DP World Vancouver Terminal and DP World Fraser Surrey.
  • With weekly sailings on our 200 container-capacity barge, it is an easy way to minimize additional handling and drayage and help reduce vehicle traffic and CO2 emissions.
Aerial view of Nanaimo port
Shipping graphic connecting Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Nanaimo and Seattle

Contact Us!

Have any questions?  Want to know more?  Contact us!

For any inquiries, please send an email to dpwcan.logistics@dpworld.com 

Expedited Rail Service (ERS)

The ERS is an express service that prioritizes containers from vessel to rail, connecting to the United States Midwest, and central Canada via DP World Prince Rupert, Vancouver & Saint John.*

  • Connected service on the next available train to all points served via CN Rail
  • Bypass congestion and dwell time for time sensitive cargo
  • Real-time visibility on vessel ETA/ETD to port
  • Reservations required 24 hours in advance prior to vessel arrival at port

Expedited Rail Service (ERS) North America graphic

Offering the fastest and most reliable route to key markets

Transit time chart

Contact Us!

Have any questions?  Want to know more?  Contact us!

For any inquiries, please send an email to dpwcan.logistics@dpworld.com