Roberts Bank Rail Corridor wins Premier’s Award, Promoting Innovation and Excellence, in the Partnership category.
The Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program is an unprecedented collaboration of 12 funding partners representing provincial, federal and local governments, and private industry. The partnership delivered eight rail overpasses and a rail siding project along a 70-kilometre trade corridor. The route carries increasing volumes of international freight between B.C, Canadian and economically vibrant Asia Pacific countries, by connecting terminals at Roberts Bank, in Delta, with the North American rail and road network.
The improvements have boosted efficiency and safety for rail and road users alike. Separating rail and road traffic has enabled the expansion of the Deltaport terminal, enabled longer trains to operate and improved truck access at the terminal. The projects developed by the partnership have also enhanced quality of life in the five communities along the corridor, by eliminating train whistles, reducing vehicle congestion and idling, improving access to industrial sites and removing barriers to emergency response.
Gateway to Prosperity - BC Chamber of Shipping - Captain Stephen Brown
Gateway to Prosperity - Port of Metro Vancouver -
Gateway to Prosperity - Purolator - Paul Merrick
Gateway to Prosperity - Prince Rupert and Port Edward - LNG and Our Future
Gateway to Prosperity - CBSA At Work
Gateway to Prosperity - Prince Rupert and Port Edward -
Present Day Success
Gateway to Prosperity - YVR at Work
Gateway to Prosperity - Ridley Island Road Rail Utility Corridor
Gateway to Prosperity - BC Maritime Employers Association
Gateway to Prosperity
Canada’s Pacific Gateway moves people and goods easily between North America and the world. Marine ports, railways, roads and airports provide efficient, reliable market access. Watch the video in: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Korean
What is the Pacific Gateway?
Business and community leaders gathered at the BC Transportation Summit in Vancouver on June 4 and 5, 2012. The Pacific Gateway strategy was a major topic of the event. We had a chance to ask first-hand what the Pacific Gateway meant to those involved.
Lekstrom on Meeting with Captain Wei of COSCO Shipping
B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom met with the President and CEO of COSCO Group Captain Wei on November 19th, 2011. COSCO is China’s largest shipping corporation, the world’s third largest carrier of bulk commodities and the second largest fleet in the world. They are keen to expand their container operations in B.C. and have introduced larger vessels to the Prince Rupert service to handle increased volumes of forest product exports from Northern B.C. COSCO’s container business at the Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert is good news for B.C.’s economy.