Port Amalgamation

Port Amalgamation

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

The federal government has approved the amalgamation of the Port Authorities of Fraser River, North Fraser, and Vancouver to continue as Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The amalgamation is being undertaken in coordination with the three port authorities and will take effect on January 1, 2008.

The amalgamation of the three Canada Port Authorities is a key policy measure under the Government of Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative. Through an integrated package of investment and policy measures, the Initiative seeks to boost Canada’s commerce with the Asia-Pacific Region, increase the Gateway’s share of container imports from Asia, and improve the efficiency and reliability of the Gateway for exports.

The amalgamated port will be well positioned to contribute to this Initiative’s objectives through better coordination on port planning and the opening up of new investment opportunities that will facilitate the circulation of goods to and from foreign markets.

Transport Canada has launched this website to provide information concerning the amalgamation and the federal amalgamation process as well as an opportunity for visitors to register with the federal government their views or questions with respect to the amalgamation. Visit this website regularly for new information and updates.

Information specific to the operational or business aspects of the amalgamation may be found at the Lower Mainland Port Amalgamation Website hosted by the Fraser River, North Fraser, and Vancouver Port Authorities.*



*Links to Web sites not under the control of the Government of Canada are provided solely for the convenience of visitors. The government is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The government does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

Visitors should also be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites to which the Lower Mainland Port Amalgamation Website links is not subject to the Privacy Act, the Official Languages Act and may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. The information offered may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question and visitors should research the privacy policies of the sites before providing personal information.

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