Lynnterm Breakbulk Consolidation Project

Western Stevedoring (“Western”) proposes to consolidate its breakbulk operations at a single location at Lynnterm East Gate on Mountain Highway.

Proposed Project

The proposed Lynnterm Breakbulk Consolidation Project requires leasing from VFPA 8 acres (3.2 hectares) of new commercial property under a long term lease. When turned over to Western, the site will be free of all above and underground buildings and structures, and in a state that would allow construction to begin with minimal delay.

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Approvals and Studies

Stakeholder and Public Consultation


About Western

Western Stevedoring has played a key role as a service provider to the transportation supply chain in British Columbia since 1948 and has operated Lynnterm since it opened in 1976.  Throughout its operations, Western handles a broad cargo mix known as breakbulk cargo and includes forestry products, steel, general cargo/containers, and project cargo, as well as bulk commodities such as grain at other locations. A major contributor to Company success has been employing highly skilled and experienced management, staff and longshore employees encompassing, on average, 750 employees in the Lower Mainland annually. Handling breakbulk cargo is Western’s core business at Lynnterm, East Gate. Western’s breakbulk business at Lynnterm involves primarily handling export forestry products outbound and steel, general cargoes and project cargoes inbound

About Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is Canada’s largest port authority, and is responsible for the stewardship of federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. VFPA extends from Roberts Bank and the Fraser River up to and including Burrard Inlet. The port authority manages over 16,000 hectares of water, more than 1,000 hectares of land, and approximately 350 kilometers of shoreline. VFPA operates across five business sectors: automobiles, breakbulk, bulk, container and cruise. 

Under the Canada Marine Act, VFPA permits projects proposed for the use of federal port lands, and carries out environmental reviews in accordance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.