Viterra re-opens Pacific Terminal at Port of Vancouver
Viterra Inc. recently celebrated completion of a $100 million upgrade to its Pacific Terminal at the Port of Vancouver, where the company will largely focus on transportation of pulse crops.
October 31, 2016 By Viterra Inc.
The re-vamped facility was unveiled during a grand re-opening celebration for Viterra customers and employees, as well as industry officials, on Oct. 27. The upgrades will support the efficient handling of delicate products. This involves the use of a fully enclosed system with soft handling of products direct to the vessel.
“These upgrades coincide well with work we’ve been doing in other parts of our asset network, such as our new pulse cleaning facility in Tempest, Alta., allowing us to capture the increasing demand for pulse and specialty grain products from customers worldwide,” said Kyle Jeworski, president and CEO of Viterra.
The terminal also features a new ship loader, which will allow it to handle more than six million metric tonnes of cargo annually – three times its previous handling capacity.
Enhancements will also allow for the loading of “post-Panamax” vessels, which are the largest vessels capable of navigating through the recently expanded Panama Canal.
In addition to the new ship loader, other improvements include the installation of new bulk weighers, upgrades to shipping conveyors and rotary cleaners, and improved electrical and dust control systems.