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Logistics

End-to-End Cargo Solutions That You Can Rely On

With our East and West coast ports and terminals at its core, we’ve built an integrated network of world-class logistics services to provide businesses of all sizes better access to global markets. Our worldwide presence, seamless partnerships, and innovative technology work together to produce our exceptional service offerings, improving efficiency across the entire supply chain. Our multi-modal approach has reduced transit times, ensuring your cargo reaches its destination as quickly as possible while keeping your costs under control.

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Ocean Freight Services

Your business is unique. So it makes sense that your shipping needs will be too. Our NVOCC services can help you navigate complex supply routes with ease, building reliable connections with your customers.

We offer NVOCC services for companies of all sizes, including full and less-than-container (LCL) loads, breakbulk and heavy lift services. From optimal timing to customs and compliance, we work with you to deliver solutions that best work for you.

Vessel and tug boat at Prince Rupert port during the evening

Transloading

The DP World network is designed as a one-stop shop for your dock-to-dock transportation needs.

With our capabilities at our 100+ port operations globally, DP World Logistics also has key business partners who are committed to exceptional customer service and have moved virtually every commercial product that can be shipped by ocean, rail, and truck.

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
  • Dedicated DP World Customer Service and operations specialist
  • Competitive rate structures – bundled and/or unbundled

Commodities Handled:

 

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

Trucking & Intermodal Services

No matter what your needs are, DP World Logistics can help get the best service and rate structure by partnering with some of the leading ground transportation providers in Canada and the United States.

We can arrange for full truckloads (FTL) and less than truckloads (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 and frozen foods, nursery merchandise, landscaping products, pipe, steel, breakbulk and much more.

Short Sea Shipping

Our barge service offers our customers a fast, flexible and economical way of connecting their cargo to global markets via our Vancouver Island's Nanaimo Terminal. With daily sailings on our 200 FEU capacity barges, our customers take advantage of reduced handling and drayage, and reducing CO2 emissions by cutting down vehicle traffic.

 

Highlights:

 

  • Ample space at Vancouver Island Nanaimo terminal for empty container storage
  • Quick gate turn times with no congestion
  • Additional services available: cross-docking facility, drayage and on-island trucking options
  • Short sea shipping capabilities within the northwest

 

Barge Routes:

 

  • Vancouver Island – Vancouver – Vancouver Island
  • Vancouver Island – Fraser Surrey – Vancouver Island
  • Vancouver – Fraser Surrey
  • Fraser Surrey – Vancouver

 

Also Serving:

 

  • Seattle
  • Kitimat
  • Prince Rupert
  • Anchorage

Expedited Rail Service (ERS)

Move Your Cargo Faster

 

Our Expedited Rail Service (ERS) is an express service offering that prioritizes containers from vessel to rail, connecting to the US Midwest and Canada via DP World Prince Rupert, Vancouver & Saint John.

 

Highlights:

 

  • Guaranteed connection on the next available rail service
  • By-pass congestion and dwell time for time-sensitive cargo
  • Reduced cost and transit time vs USWC & USEC
  • Real-time visibility on vessel ETA/ETD to port

 

Reduce costs, transit times, and get your cargo to its final destination faster.

Offering The Fastest And Most Reliable Route To Key Markets

 

Contract Logistics

Our Contract Logistics Services help customers create unique and inventive operations that adapt as industry and the marketplace evolve. Our solutions are based on the lifecycle phases of planning, researching, sourcing, making, delivering, and returning product. Our 100+ strategically located facilities are in close proximity to our customers or their point of consumption to increase efficiency and optimize supply chains by improving performance and transport time.

Services:

 

  • Manufacturing Support & Assembly Services
  • Export Packing
  • Fulfillment, eCommerce & Value-Add Solutions
  • Reverse, Repair & Service Parts
  • Transportation management

 

Industries:

 

  • Technology
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Home Products
  • Healthcare & MedTech
  • Industrial

Cargoes Flow

Full shipment status visibility, no matter how many vendors are handling your cargo.

CARGOES Flow is a multi-vendor tracking tool for intermodal shipments. It benefits cargo owners that are working with multiple logistics vendors at any given time.

CARGOES Flow’s granular visibility enables customers to make critical business decisions throughout the supply chain.

 

Highlights:

 

  • Real-time end-to-end tracking of your shipment from origin to destination
  • Provides full visibility across every carrier
  • Enables document sharing for easy document management and team-wide collaboration
  • Creates notifications at key milestones and in-transit exceptions, allowing for quick reactions
  • Performance analytics provide visualized and statistical insights to help identify opportunities for optimization

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.
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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 operates a full-service container terminal. 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. As a multi-transport hub, DP World Vancouver offers direct connections to road and rail; provides a multi-transport hub with intermodal connections from both CN and CPKC rail, and direct road connectivity.
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DP World Vancouver Terminal Specifications

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83 ACREA OF TERMINAL AREA

Over $600 million in recent investments in infrastructure, equipment, and operating systems

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2 CONTAINER BERTHS

2 deep sea container berths: depth 15.5m, total length 724m

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7 QUAY CRANES

6 Super Post Panamax – 22+ wide, 1 Post Panamax – 19 wide

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19 RTGS, 5 RMGS

19 one-over-five Rubber Tire Gantries for fast, flexible container handling and 5 Rail Mounted Gantries enabling fully electric semi-autonomous rail yard operations

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.
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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.
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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.

Saint John

DP World Saint John offers container and non-containerized cargo handling services with over 500,000 square feet of bonded warehousing capacity including container stuffing/destuffing, breakbulk, stevedoring and other cargo handling solutions, all within a designated on-terminal facility. Multiple weekly liner services offer competitive transit times to over 500 ports in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.
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DP World Saint John Terminal Specifications

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4 SHEDS

4 sheds with 51,995 m2 (559,670 ft2) of covered warehouse storage space and 112,000 m2 (1,205,558 ft2) of fully bonded open area

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82 ACRE TERMINAL

Multi-purpose terminal with 9,000 feet of on-dock rail.

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4 CRANES

4 post-Panamax quay cranes with capabilities to work up to a 21 container-wide, 10,000-14,000 TEU capacity vessel.

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2 BERTHS

1 berth with 369 metres, draft 12.2 metres and 1 berth with 345 metres, draft 17.1 metres.

Connect With Us

Container Services:

Prince Rupert Terminal

Evan DesChamp, Terminal Manager

250-624-2124  ext.2188

Vancouver Terminal

Sergei Smirnov, Terminal Manager

604-252-2420

Nanaimo (Duke Point) Terminal

John Darbyshire, Terminal Manager

250-722-2290

Fraser Surrey Terminal

Ian Patterson, Terminal Manager

604-581-2233 ext. 7007

Saint John Terminal

Daryl Bettle, Terminal Manager

506.696.0347

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.