Our project has the potential to become one of western Canada’s mega projects
This project proposes a large and diversified deep sea port that will replace much of the Port of Vancouver, including the proposed $3 billion Terminal 2 at Roberts Bank. It will also remove a major portion of railway and other congestion from the city core and avoid capital improvements that have been estimated to cost $3.5 billion. Those two savings total $6.5 billion right off the bat, with much more to come.
The Port of Vancouver began in a virtual wilderness. The Province of BC gave most of the shoreline of Burrard Inlet to the CPR to entice them to extend their rail line from Port Moody to Granville, as Vancouver was then known. Since that time the Port has become Canada’s largest and most diversified, but it is out of space and real estate has become prohibitively costly and really not available at all.
There is no room to manoeuver. Rail and other congestion create huge supply chain inefficiencies and noise and lighting at all hours infringe on the neighbours. Canada’s busiest port needs room to grow for decades into the future.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau has called for a review of Canada’s ports to ensure that they can meet the country’s needs for decades to come. The Port of Vancouver cannot. The potential port facilities at Jervis Inlet are ideal and there is room for decades of growth.
Jervis Ports Inc. is in its prefeasibility stage. Capital cost estimates of $10 billion, are offset by expected savings of $35 billion. Establishing Class D feasibility, environmental impact and professional cost estimates are expected to cost $100 million. Transport Canada has established the National Trade Corridor Fund. Our mission is to apply to the NTCF for $50 million and elsewhere for matching funds.
The balance of this website demonstrates how this is possible.