Fraser Surrey Docks - News Updates

Updated Terminal Services and Stevedoring Tariff

April 14th, 2013

The current Collective Agreement between the B.C.M.E.A./ WFEA and I.L.W.U. contains increases to the wages and benefits package effective April 1,2013 . We wish to advise that effective April 1,2013, our terminal services and stevedoring tariff has been adjusted to reflect these adjustments. This document is now available for printing. Please check our “tariff “ tab. We recommend that all our customers have a careful review of our tariff which contains general terms and conditions and limits of liability which all users of Fraser Surrey Docks should be aware of. Thank you for your continued support. Please click here for adjustment.

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Notice of Port Metro Vancouver 2013 Berthage Fee Adjustment

February 20th, 2013

Please note that the Port Metro Vancouver has updated the 2013 berthage fees as described in this fee adjustment notice document.

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Notice of Port Metro Vancouver Fee Adjustments

November 26, 2012

Please be advised that there are adjustments to the wharfage and berthage rates as set by the Port Metro Vancouver effective January 1, 2013 as per attached notice.Thank you for your continued support.

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TODAY IS OUR 50th BIRTHDAY!

November 01, 2012

Thank you to all of our customers and employees for your dedication and support as we all celebrate this special day. While we commemorate our 50th Anniversary, we're building on our solid foundation of reliability and efficiency to forge an even stronger future and partnership with our customers, employees, and community.

Jeff Scott
President and CEO

Remembrance Day Gate Closure at Fraser Surrey Docks

November 01, 2012

Please note that Fraser Surrey Docks will not have any gate operations on Monday November 12th in lieu of Remembrance Day. This day is a recognized holiday under the ILWU agreement. Regular gate operations will recommence on Tuesday November 13th at 8:00 am.

If you wish to have a gate operation on Monday November 12th, there will be additional costs associated with this. Please contact the Gate Supervisor at fsdres@fsd.bc.ca or at 604-495-1191 to arrange.

Please also note that due to the gate operations closure on Remembrance Day, the GRS pre-booking dates will be as follow.

  • Pre-Booking requests for Tuesday November 13th will be accepted on Thursday November 8th between the hours of 11:00 to 13:00
  • Pre-Booking requests for Wednesday November 14th will be accepted on Friday November 9th between the hours of 11:00 to 13:00

Regular pre-booking dates and times will resume on Tuesday November 13th.

If you have any questions or concerns with this notice, please contact the Gate Supervisor at fsdres@fsd.bc.ca or at 604-495-1191.

Fraser River dive and barge operations

October 30, 2012

Dive and barge operations will be taking place over the south half of George Massey Tunnel Wednesday October 31, 2012 between 10:00 to 1600. Several vessels and one barge will be on-site. All vessels will stand by VHF 74. On-site contact vessel is dive tender "WorleyParsons Dive Operations". Mariners are requested to stay 80m north of channel centreline.

For more information, contact Tony Bleasdale at (604-862-3999)

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Updated Terminal Services and Stevedoring Tariff - Storage and Demurrage Charges - Effective July 1, 2012

June 25, 2012

We wish to advise that effective July 1, 2012, our terminal services and stevedoring tariff will be adjusted to reflect changes to the overall storage and demurrage charges at Fraser Surrey Docks. Please see below the updated schedules

We recommend that all our customers have a careful review of our tariff which contains general terms and conditions and limits of liability which all users of Fraser Surrey Docks should be aware of. Thank you for your continued support.

Steel
Type of Charge/Time Period Rates - per MT per calendar day or part thereof
  Inside Storage Outside Storage
Storage Charges / for the first 30 days of a Storage Period after expiry of Free Time $0.70 $0.50
Storage Charges / after 30 days after the expiry of Free Time $0.95 $0.75
Storage Charges / after 60 days after the expiry of Free $1.35 $1.25
Demurrage / after expiry of Storage Period $2.85 $1.95
Non-Containerized Cargo (other than Steel)
Type of Charge/Time Period Rates - (per applicable unit per calendar day or part thereof)
  Inside Storage Outside Storage
Storage Charges / for the first 30 days of a Storage Period after expiry of Free Time $0.70 $0.50
Storage Charges / after 30 days after the expiry of Free Time $0.95 $0.75
Storage Charges / after 60 days after the expiry of Free $1.35 $1.25
Demurrage / after expiry of Storage Period $2.85 $1.95
Containerized Cargo
Type of Charge/Time Period Rate
Container Storage Charge – per TEU per calendar day or part thereof $75.00
Container Dumurrage – per TEU per calendar day or part thereof $225.00

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Celebrating Fraser Surrey Docks 50th Year Anniversary in 2012

January 1, 2012

We are excited to announce that 2012 marks an important milestone in the history of Fraser Surrey Docks – this is our 50th year in Operation!

We look forward to celebrating this accomplishment and would like to thank all employees, customers and stakeholders for supporting us throughout the past 50 years. Let's all celebrate together!

Please see below a video announcement from Fraser Surrey Docks President and CEO, Jeff Scott.

Fraser Surrey Docks joins the Container Capacity Improvement Program as requested by Port Metro Vancouver

October 4, 2011

FSD proudly supports the PMV's initiative to expand Roberts Bank via Deltaport and the proposed T2, however is very excited to be recognized as part of the CCIP

Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) is pleased to announce that the terminal has been included in Port Metro Vancouver's (PMV) Container Capacity Improvement Program (CCIP). The CCI Program is the PMV's long-term strategy to reliably support growing international trade with Canada through Canada's west coast. Since the inception of the program at the start of 2011, PMV has been focused on providing more efficient container capacity in the Roberts Bank area (existing Deltaport terminal and exploring the option of constructing a multi-berth mega port called T2). In June 2011, Port Metro Vancouver announced Fraser Surrey Docks will also become part of the Container Improvement Program as a viable container terminal to accept future container growth. FSD proudly supports PMV's initiative to expand Roberts Bank via Deltaport and the proposed T2, however is very excited to be recognized as part of the Container Capacity Improvement Program (CCIP).

Port Metro Vancouver and Fraser Surrey Docks are anticipating container traffic volume on the West Coast to double over the course of the next 10 to 15 years, and nearly triple by 2030. The Container Capacity Improvement Program is hoping to provide infrastructure and system enhancements to handle the expected added growth through Canada's west coast. The Program will evaluate and develop sustainable capacity and efficiency improvements to Lower Mainland container facilities, predominately in the Roberts Bank area and potentially to the Fraser River and Fraser Surrey Docks. The PMV is currently investigating additional capacity improvements to the existing Deltaport Terminal via debottlenecking access points to and within the terminal. The PMV has also launched into a six year consultation period in conjunction with a Port Community Liaison Committee surrounding the development of T2, a multi-berth container terminal that could provide additional capacity of more than 2 million TEUs per year. The proposed T2 vision includes multiple berths equipped with ship-to-shore cranes capable of handling the latest generation of container ships. Further to this, PMV is now also engaged in a review process with FSD to determine the feasibility of utilizing Fraser Surrey Docks as a alternate low cost, environmentally friendly avenue for added container capacity through the increased utilization of the Fraser River, a natural marine highway.

The overall objective of the CCIP is to establish a decision matrix outlining options of developing various container capacity improvement projects, both brownfield and greenfield, within the boundaries of the Port Metro Vancouver, such as Deltaport debottlenecking and T2 construction. FSD, as an organization, strongly believes that our 49 year old river terminal is the best environmentally, socially and economically responsible short term growth option for Canada. Fraser Surrey Docks, the multi-purpose terminal located 34 kilometres up the Fraser River has the real estate and a majority of the infrastructure already in place to provide upward of 1,000,000 TEU of container capacity. Located on a natural marine highway, in the epicentre of off dock and industrial areas, Fraser Surrey Docks believes environmentally low cost container capacity can be achieved with as little as 10% of the cost of other options.

During an 18 month period precursor to being accepted as a viable container growth facility, Port Metro Vancouver and Fraser Surrey Docks had been jointly engaged in a Fast Time Computer Simulation initiative. In the computer model facilitated by a third party, two larger vessel sizes from the current fleet calling the PMV were simulated to transit up, berth and transit down the Fraser River under varying conditions of tide, flow rate and wind. The results of the simulation of both larger vessels were very favourable to Fraser Surrey Docks, leading to the acceptance into CCIP.

A decision on if Fraser Surrey Docks will be a feasible option for future increased container capacity in the PMV is hoped to be reached by December 31st, 2011.

We will be updating stakeholders as the CCIP process moves along. Please check our website's CCIP section for further updates. We sincerely appreciate your continued support of Fraser Surrey Docks.

Thank you,

Fraser Surrey Docks

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Fraser Surrey Docks LP and Pacific Rim Stevedoring Ltd. Terminal Services and Stevedoring Tariff

June 2, 2011

A new Terminal Services and Stevedoring Tariff will come into effect on July 1, 2011 as a new collective agreement between the B.C.M.E.A./WEFA and I.L.W.U. has been reached. Our current 2009 tariff is still available on our website and our 2011 tariff will be uploaded in the next few weeks

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Update on the Facility Upgrading at Fraser Surrey Docks

February 28, 2011

Fraser Surrey Docks continues to undergoing some major facility upgrades with multiple construction projects taking place on dock. We are making every effort to mitigate the impact these projects will have on our regular terminal activities and our regular dock users. Once completed, these projects will increase the efficiencies and capabilities of Fraser Surrey Docks. As always at Fraser Surrey Docks, the major focus for all of these construction projects is safety. Please see below for a brief update on each construction project and please ensure that you take extra caution when travelling near or around any of these projects.

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Update on the BCMEA / ILWU Negotiations

February 22, 2011

The BCMEA and the ILWU continue to negotiate in an effort to reach an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. For the most recent updates on the negotiations, please follow this link to the BCMEA's website

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Fraser Surrey Docks

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Archived Updates

Facility Upgrading at Fraser Surrey Docks

November 25, 2010

Fraser Surrey Docks is presently undergoing some major facility upgrades with five separate construction projects currently taking place on dock. We are making every effort to mitigate the impact these projects will have on our regular terminal activities and our regular dock users. Once completed, these projects will increase the efficiencies and capabilities of Fraser Surrey Docks. As always at Fraser Surrey Docks, the major focus for all five of these construction projects is safety. Please see below for a brief outline of the scope of each construction project and please ensure that you take extra caution when travelling near or around any of these projects

1. Construction of the Agri Bulk Handling Facility – Taking place in and around Shed 1, this project includes the digging of a belly-dump rail car pit, installation of receiving and reclaiming conveyors, mobile vessel loading equipment and converting Shed 1 into a agri bulk storage facility. This project will be completed in March 2011.

2. Berth Strengthening/Upgrading – This construction is presently taking place at Berth 4 and will move down river to Berth 3 and 2 as the project continues. The scope of this project is to install sheet pile wall to protect the under-berth side slope thereby sustaining the strength of the berths. This project will be completed by March 2011.

3. Dock Strengthening – Coinciding with project #2 (as described above), this project is focusing on strengthening the top side of the dock. The primary scope of the work is to remove and replace the asphalt and concrete where required the berth decking to increase the weight capacity of the berth. This project will be completed by January 2011.

4. Rail Line Replacement/Upgrading – The general scope of this project is to remove and replace one of the major rail lines at Fraser Surrey Docks. This project will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will focus on the rail line adjacent to Shed 1 while the second phase will focus on a portion of the track between Shed 1 and the Main Security Kiosk. Each phase should take approximately two weeks each to complete pending good weather.

5. Container Yard Resurfacing Project - Since the beginning of 2006, Fraser Surrey Docks has been undergoing a dramatic face-lift in the Container Yard. The six-phase project has aimed to replace the full depth pavement structure within the container yard. This year's portion will be the last phase of the project. The area to be resurfaced covers from the upriver end of Shed 5 to the Container Truck Gate, as well as the upriver ends of C and D lanes. The construction area will undergo a complete restoration of the asphalt tarmac. This phase is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2011, pending weather as well.

Please see below for a map of the areas of the dock where these projects will take place.

Facility Map

We thank you for your continued patience during the construction of these projects as we continue our commitment to remaining the largest multipurpose facility on the West Coast of North America, now and in the future

Thank You, Fraser Surrey Docks

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December Holiday Gate Closure Notice

November 18, 2010

Please note that Fraser Surrey Docks will have the following gate operations/closures during the holiday season in December. These days are recognized holidays under the ILWU agreement.

  • Friday December 24th - Gate Hours of Operation will be 0800 - 1100
  • Monday December 27th - Gates will be Closed
  • Tuesday December 28th~30th - Regular Gate Hours of Operation (0800 - 1600)
  • Friday December 31st - Gate Hours of Operation will be 0800 - 1100

Regular gate operations will commence on Monday, January 3rd at 0800.

Please also note that due to the gate operations closures listed above, the GRS pre-booking dates will be as follows, all pre-booking times will be between the hours of 11:00 to 13:00. Regular pre-booking dates and times will resume on Monday, January 3rd .

Pre-Booking Dates For Reservations On
Wednesday, December 22nd Friday, December 24th (AM only)
Thursday,December 23rd Tuesday, December 28th
Thursday,December 23rd Wednesday, December 29th
Tuesday, December 28th Thursday, December 30th
Wednesday, December 29th Friday, December 31st (AM only)
Thursday,December 30th Monday, January 3rd
Thursday,December 30th Tuesday, January 4th

If you have any questions or concerns with this notice, please contact the Gate Supervisor at
Phone: 604-495-1191.
E-Mail: fsdres@fsd.bc.ca

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Bulk Cargo Handling

September 2, 2010

Fraser Surrey Docks Expanding Current Services to Include Bulk Cargo Handling

Multi-Purpose River Terminal Looks to the Future with Construction of a Bulk Handling Facility Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – After several months of review and analysis, Fraser Surrey Docks LP and Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. are pleased to announce that a canola meal/pellet and other agri-product bulk handling facility will be constructed at Fraser Surrey Docks. This new bulk handling facility will expand Fraser Surrey Docks' capability as a multi-purpose terminal to include the fast-growing agricultural industry. Construction is expected to be completed by late 2010 with the first vessel to be loaded in January 2011.

Fraser Surrey Docks remains committed to its core business of handling containers, breakbulk and project cargo. The strategic addition of this bulk handling facility will enhance Fraser Surrey Docks' existing service offerings, position it to better serve customers' needs, and further diversify its business in the agricultural industry, where there is growing demand for loading terminals on the West Coast that are equipped to handle for deep-sea bulk agricultural products. Over the past 20 years, canola production in Canada increased over 200% from 3.85 million metric tons in 1987/88 to 11.8 million metric tons in 2009/10. During that same period of time, the amount of canola being crushed rose almost 40% from 1.61 million metric tons to 4.8 million metric tons. The agricultural export market is expected to continue to grow through increased domestic supply and global demand.

With this new efficient bulk handling facility, Fraser Surrey Docks will be ready to meet this global demand. The terminal's strong intermodal rail solution and the seven deep-sea berths will provide congestion-free vessel loading/discharging both for ships carrying the bulk cargo and for existing container and breakbulk carriers.

Fraser Surrey Docks is a modern multi-purpose marine terminal that has been serving the shipping industry since 1964 and is the largest facility of its kind on the west coast of North America. Fraser Surrey Docks is located along the banks of the Fraser River in Surrey, British Columbia in Port Metro Vancouver. The 150-acre terminal handles containers, breakbulk cargos, forest products and project cargos of any size and delivers a strong onsite rail solution.

Parrish & Heimbecker is a Canadian family-owned company with over 100 years of experience in the agri-business, with locations stretching across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax. Parrish & Heimbecker has grown into a diversified, vertically integrated company that is committed to the agri-food industry. Parrish & Heimbecker is actively growing and adapting to meet the changing demands of the consumer and seeks to be at the forefront of evolving products such as canola meal and pellets.

For further questions or comments, please contact:

Bill Wehnert Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Phone: 604-582-2236
Email: billw@fsd.bc.ca

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Harmonized Sales Tax

June 30, 2010

Dear Valued Customers,

Effective July 1,2010, British Columbia is switching to a Harmonized Sales Tax from the current system of Provincial Sales Tax and Goods and Service Tax. While there will be minimal impact on the majority of services provided by Fraser Surrey Docks and Pacific Rim Stevedoring there will be a tax effect on some of the services performed.

If you have any questions concerning this, please contact our Business Analyst Jennifer Nishi Phone: 604-582-2281
E-Mail:jennifern@fsd.bc.ca

Respectfully,
Mike McLeod
Manager, Customer Service & Sales

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WorkSafe BC Certification

March 23, 2010

Fraser Surrey Docks achieves COR Certification from WorkSafe BC.

Health and Safety is a top priority at Fraser Surrey Docks and as clear evidence of this, the terminal has been rewarded for its dedication to health and safety by achieving the Certificate of Recognition (COR) with the BCMEA. The foundation of the COR program ensure that safety management systems exceed regulatory requirements and ensures comprehensive systems are in place to provide a safe work environment.

COR is an employer incentive program, developed by WorkSafe BC, in partnership with the waterfront industry. This program encourages employers to voluntarily develop health, safety, and injury management systems. The initiative is based on the proven concept that employers who take a strategic approach to risk mitigation and continuous improvement have greater success in reducing the human and financial costs of workplace injuries.

Fraser Surrey Docks' health and safety management system and the injury management component of the certification were evaluated through standardized audits specifically developed for the waterfront industry. The successful attainment of an overall score of over 80%, with no one section being less than 50%, were required to receive a Certificate of Recognition. A certified auditor used the industry-specific audit tool to grant Fraser Surrey Docks the certification. The waterfront industry is governed by specific acts, regulations, guidelines, and practices that have been integrated into the auditing tool. The certification audit required in the first year is an external audit and is valid for three years.

We thank you for your continued patronage of Fraser Surrey Docks as we continue our commitment to improving and promoting Health and Safety at Fraser Surrey Docks.

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Fraser Surrey Docks Resurfacing Project Update – Phase V

March 16, 2010

Since the beginning of 2006, Fraser Surrey Docks has been undergoing a dramatic face-lift in the Container Yard. The six-phase project is aimed to replace the full depth pavement structure within a majority of the area used for container operations at the terminal. In 2010, Phase V will take place with the expectation of breaking ground by the middle of June.

The area to be resurfaced covers portions of the C and D Lanes and encompasses a total area of 3.7 acres. The Phase V work will continue where Phase IV left off, at the downriver portion of the C Lane and continues up river towards the rail tracks and Shed 6. The construction area will undergo a complete restoration of the asphalt tarmac. Phase IV is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2010.

We thank you for your continued patience during the construction of this project as we continue our commitment to improving the Fraser Surrey Docks facility.

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Bargaining Update

March 11, 2010

BCMEA / ILWU Canada (Longshore) & BCMEA/ Foreman Local 514

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P. Federal Minister of Labour has appointed The Honourable Ted Hughes, Q.C. and Mr. John Rooney, Senior Mediator, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services as Mediator(s) in both the BCMEA/ILWU Canada (Longshore) and BCMEA/Foremen (Local 514) negotiations.

The Minister has also advised the parties of the following: "The appointment of mediators is intended to promote successful negotiations and facilitate an early settlement without a work stoppage. In light of the economic importance of the west coast ports and the still tentative nature of the economic recovery, the Government is particularly interested in fostering labour relations stability in the ports at this time"

The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association is confident that these appointments will assist in moving forward the renewal of the ILWU Canada (Longshore) and Foreman Local 514 Industry Collective Agreements.

For additional information and updates on the progress of the bargaining process, please visit the BCMEA website

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Preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics

January 14, 2010

Fraser Surrey Docks would like to address the concerns of our customers regarding the upcoming Winter Olympics, which are to be hosted in Vancouver and Whistler in February 2010. Fraser Surrey Docks does not foresee any interruptions in service on the terminal during this period.

At this time we do not anticipate any traffic pattern changes in the area surrounding the terminal and the existing Fraser Surrey Docks' gate/operating hours will remain unchanged. Please direct any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the operation at Fraser Surrey Docks during the 2010 Winter Olympics to your regular FSD contact person or to:

Brady Erno, Marketing Coordinator.
Phone: 604-582-2268
Email: bradye@fsd.bc.ca

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Fraser Surrey Docks Continues to Set the Standard for Container Production in Port Metro Vancouver

October 5, 2009

We are very pleased to announce that Fraser Surrey Docks continues to raise the bar by achieving unprecedented monthly average productions on their container vessels in 2009. Building on a record setting monthly average set in May 2009 of 31.2 container moves per hour (MPH) over all vessels, Fraser Surrey Docks achieved an average of 30.7 MPH over all vessels during the month of September 2009.

Furthermore, Fraser Surrey Docks has steadily maintained their high container productivity over the past six months with production averaging 29.7 MPH over all vessels, from April to September 2009. Over this same time period, 51% of the vessels recorded productions over 30 MPH with 10% of them surpassing 35 MPH.

Fraser Surrey Docks and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU – Local 502 and 514) are continuing to aim high as they look to increase the overall amount of vessels that exceed the 35 MPH mark.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their dedication and commitment to our terminal as we continue to grow and build on successes such as this one.

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Changes in the Container Gate Hours of Operation

September 9, 2009

Please note that due to the general drop in truck and cargo volume through the container gate, effective Monday, September 14th, 2009, Fraser Surrey Docks will no longer be handling container transactions from 10:00 to 10:15 and from 14:30 to 14:45. We do not anticipate that this change will affect the premier service levels that our customers have come to expect from Fraser Surrey Docks.

Please refer to the Fraser Surrey Docks website for further information. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work together during these challenging times. Please direct any questions or concerns to Chris Armer at 778-838-7570 or via email fsdres@fsd.bc.ca

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Dock cashier at Fraser Surrey Docks

August 28, 2009

Please note that effective Tuesday September 1,2009 the container cashier will be relocating. The new contact information is:

Phone: 604-582-2215
E-Mail: dockcashier@fsd.bc.ca
Fax: 604-581-6564

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Resurfacing Upgrade Notice Phase IV

July 7, 2009

Since the beginning of 2006 Fraser Surrey Docks has been undergoing a dramatic face-lift in the Container Yard. The six-phase project is aimed to replace the full depth pavement structures within a majority of the area used for container operations at the terminal.

This year, Phase IV will take place with the expectation of breaking ground on July 20th, 2009. The construction area will undergo a complete restoration of the asphalt tarmac in the container yard. The exact measurement of the area to be resurfaced has not yet been defined, as our engineering department continues to work with the contractors on this point. This portion of the project will not include any rail line refurbishment as some of the past phases had. Phase IV is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2009.

We thank you for your patience during the construction of this project as we continue our commitment to improving the Fraser Surrey Docks facility.

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Celebration of the Maiden Voyage of the M/V "Corella Arrow"

June 22, 2009

Fraser Surrey Docks was proud to welcome the M/V "Corella Arrow" to the Vancouver Gateway on Wednesday June 10th, 2009. To commemorate the maiden voyage of the vessel, Bill Wehnert, VP of Sales and Marketing at Fraser Surrey Docks, presented Captain Ivica Majurec with a plaque onboard the new vessel.

The new vessel, owned and operated by Gearbulk Shipping, arrived at Fraser Surrey Docks carrying over 1,000 metric tons of fabricated steel destined for the Westshore Terminals coal loading facility at Roberts Bank. The cargo is in the form of a prefabricated stacker-reclaimer which, when assembled, will be the fourth such machine operating at Westshore Terminals. The stacker-reclaimer will be used to load export coal destined for the worlds steel mills. Once operational, the new stacker-reclaimer will increase the terminal's throughput to 29 million metric tones annually. The new 7,000 metric ton per hour stacker-reclaimer was designed and supplied by Sandvik Mining and Construction and fabricated in Korea by Doosan-Mecatec. The unloading at Fraser Surrey Docks included transferring the larger components, weighing as much as 130 metric tons, to a barge for delivery to Westshore, while the smaller components were transferred by truck. The machine is expected to be assembled and ready for work before the end of 2009.

The M/V "Corella Arrow" is a general cargo carrier measuring 225 metres in Length Overall. The vessel was completed and delivered to Gearbulk in May of 2009. She has a deadweight tonnage of over 72,863 metric tons and has 2 travelling gantry cranes onboard with a lifting capacity of 70 metric tons each.

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Fraser Surrey Docks Sets New Production Record

June 10, 2009

We are very pleased to announce that Fraser Surrey Docks has achieved an unprecedented milestone in our average monthly production on container vessels. For the first time in our history, Fraser Surrey Docks has soared to a record monthly average of 31.2 container moves per hour (MPH). This impressive feat was accomplished during the month of May 2009, and included a vessel that reached a high of 38.3 MPH.

This achievement was made by building on a strong monthly average set in April 2009 of 29.2 containers MPH. Fraser Surrey Docks and the ILWU Local 502 and 514 have worked together to achieve this milestone and we are now setting our sights on moving the overall MPH even higher! We will continue to strive to reach new heights not only in container production but also in the many other cargos that we handle at our multi purpose facility. The production numbers for Breakbulk operations have been steadily climbing for the past 18 months and continue to set new benchmarks at Fraser Surrey Docks.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their dedication and commitment to our terminal as we continue to grow and build on successes such as this one.

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Notice of the Revised Tariff at Fraser Surrey Docks - Effective April 1, 2009

March 4, 2009

Dear Valued Customer, We wish to advise that effective April 1, 2009, our tariff rates will be increasing by an average of 3.3%. This increase is a direct result of passing through the increases in labour costs and the BC Transportation Index. The revised tariff is now available for viewing and printing on our website

We recommend a thorough review of the Fraser Surrey Docks LP Pacific Rim Stevedoring Ltd. Terminal Services and Stevedoring Tariff. The format and content of the revised tariff have not changed substantially compared to recent past tariffs. As with the previous tariff, the revised version contains general terms and conditions and limits of liability which you should be aware of.

Please contact me if you have any trouble opening or viewing the Fraser Surrey Docks LP Pacific Rim Stevedoring Ltd. Terminal Services and Stevedoring Tariff and we will ensure that you receive either a PDF version or hardcopy version.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to serving you in 2009.

Respectfully yours,

Mike McLeod
Manager, Customer Service & Sales

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New Container Gate Assistant Superintendent

March 4, 2009

Please note that effective immediately, Peter Birovchak is no longer an employee of Fraser Surrey Docks. Chris Armer will now be looking after his duties at the container gate. Please see Chris's contact information below for all truck reservation and container gate related inquiries.

Chris Armer
Phone: 604-495-1191
Cell: 778-838-7570
Email: chrisa@fsd.bc.ca

Please continue to send all reservation system inquires to:
Email: fsdres@fsd.bc.ca

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Changes to the Truck Appointment System

March 4, 2009

Please be advised Fraser Surrey Docks will be reviewing the pre-booking of appointments for our Gate Reservation System (GRS) at the container gate effective immediately. All pre-booking requests that have been sent in will not be booked, as we will be changing how these appointments are being made.

We will be listing in detail, how the new pre-booking system will work by Thursday, March 5th, 2009.

Fraser Surrey Docks appreciates your patience during this change, as we want the GRS to work for everybody and to ensure that all traffic flows smoothly through the container gate. This change is being made for the benefit of all of our customers to ensure that we maintain our high level of service at Fraser Surrey Docks.

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BCMEA / ILWU - Update on the Ratification Vote of the Tentative Agreement

February 25, 2009

After coming to a tentative agreement with the BCMEA, the ILWU Local 514 held their ratification vote on the evening of February 24, 2009. The ILWU Local 514 has indicated that the ballots will be sealed and not opened until Friday March 06, 2009, when they will be counted and the results will be communicated. The reason for the delay in reading the ballots is that they are receiving mail-in ballots from various locations across the Province up to March 05, 2009.

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BCMEA / ILWU - Update on the Ratification Vote of the Tentative Agreement

February 18, 2009

The two parties reached a tentative agreement on February 13, 2009 that will be subject to ratification by their respective membership. In the interest of moving the ratification process along quickly, the parties have confirmed that a stop work meeting for ILWU 514's ratification vote of the tentative agreement will be held on the night shift of Tuesday February 24, 2009. The results of the ratification process should be available within a day of the vote.

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BCMEA/ILWU Tentative Agreement Reached

February 16, 2009

The two parties have reached a tentative agreement that will be subject to ratification by their respective membership. Further up-dates will be provided as soon as they are known.

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BCMEA / ILWU Contract Situation

January 26, 2009

Further to our communication of January 23rd, the Mediators appointed to the above captioned have scheduled both Parties to return to the bargaining table on Thursday, February 12th at 10am and Friday, February 13th.

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BCMEA/ILWU Contract Situation - Friday January 23, 2009

January 26, 2009

The BCMEA and ILWU Local 514 continued discussions today with Mediator John Rooney. The BCMEA provided a comprehensive response to the Union's proposals dated January 15, 2009. Notwithstanding this effort, no further progress has been made. The mediator will be in contact with both parties to set-up further dates.

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South Fraser Perimeter Road Construction Launch Event

January 16, 2009

Fraser Surrey Docks was a fitting background for the official launch of the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) project on Monday, January 12th 2009, which was attended by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Gordon Campbell along with the provincial Minister of Transportation & Investment, Kevin Falcon, and federal International Trade Minister Stockwell Day.

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BCMEA/ILWU Contract Situation - Friday January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009

The parties met on January 15, 2009 with the assistance of John Rooney - one of the two Federal Mediator's appointed to the discussions. Earlier today the Parties exchanged proposals and have agreed to meet on Friday January 23 at 9:30 am.

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BCMEA/514 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE - Monday January 12, 2009

January 12, 2009

The BCMEA tabled a comprehensive response to the Union's proposals dated January 03, 2009.

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BCMEA/514 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE - Thursday January 8, 2009

January 8, 2009

The Direct Employers Committee (DEC) has reviewed the recent proposal from the ILWU 514. The BCMEA will respond to the ILWU 514 by Friday, January 9th. The two parties are in discussions and any significant updates will be posted to our website immediately.

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BCMEA/514 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE - Monday January 5, 2009

January 5, 2009

Discussions for the renewal of the expired ILWU Local 514 Collective Agreement continued until 2 am Sunday January 4,2009

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ILWU 514 Bargining Message - Update

December 29, 2008

The BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Ship and Dock Foremen (ILWU 514) met on December 29th in the presence of two Federally appointed mediators and have agreed to meet again on Saturday January 3rd at 9:30 am.

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ILWU 514 Bargining Message

December 23, 2008

The BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) are currently in negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Ship and Dock Foremen (ILWU 514) on behalf of all Terminal Operators in BC.

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Fraser Surrey Docks Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer

December 15, 2008

Fraser Surrey Docks, together with its owner, Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, today announced that Jeff Scott will succeed Gino Crisanti as President and Chief Executive Officer of the container and breakbulk terminal effective January 1, 2009.

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Fraser Surrey Docks in the News

December 8, 2008

Vancouver Trolley Buses Exported to Argentina through Fraser Surrey Docks.

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Phase III of the Fraser Surrey Docks Resurfacing Project is Complete

November 26, 2008

Phase III of the Container Yard Resurfacing Project at Fraser Surrey Docks was successfully completed on budget during the month of September.

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Fraser Surrey Docks Announces Plan for Leadership Change.

June 5, 2008

Fraser Surrey Docks, together with its owner, Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, today announced that Gino Crisanti, President and Chief Executive Officer of the container and breakbulk terminal, plans to step down from his post by the end of 2008.

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Turnaround procedures on Robson Rd.

April 25, 2008

If you need to turn your trucks around and re-enter the container gate, please go to the end of Robson Rd. to the main terminal intersection and safely turn around.

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2008 Terminal Services and Stevedoring Tariff.

April 25, 2008

The 2008 Terminal Services and Stevedoring Tariff for Fraser Surrey Docks LP and Pacific Rim Stevedoring Ltd. is complete and in effect as of April 1st, 2008.

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Containers on dock after expiry of free time.

April 25, 2008

Please be advised that effective May 1,2008 the following will apply to all containers on the dock at Fraser Surrey Docks.

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Fraser Surrey Docks Recognized for Service Excellence

April 9, 2008

Fraser Surrey Docks has been selected as the 2008 recipient of The Surrey Board of Trade's Service Exporter of the Year award.

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Fraser Surrey Docks Resurfacing Project Update - Phase III Tentative Schedule

April 8, 2008

Fraser Surrey Docks' commitment to improving our facility continues into 2008 with Phase III of the container yard-resurfacing project slated to break ground in June.

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Container Trucking Environmental Requirements in effect April 1

March 14, 2008

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is committed to developing a safer, cleaner, more sustainable container truck fleet to service the Port's container facilities.

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Implementation of Radiation Detection Portals at Fraser Surrey Docks

March 3, 2008

Installation of the Radiation Detection Portals at Fraser Surrey Docks is complete and the units are ready for operation. After consultation with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) we have agreed to commence a 90-day trial period on Monday March 3, 2008.

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Port to introduce new truck license and permit system.

February 21, 2008

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will introduce new requirements to support its mandatory Truck License System (TLS) that applies to all container truck operators and operations in the lower mainland.

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Yard Area 10 Development Project

February 14, 2008

Fraser Surrey Docks is pleased to announce that our Yard Area 10 Development Project has been successfully awarded and is scheduled to break ground in February 2008.

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Announcement of the New Port Amalgamation

January 11, 2008

On January 1st 2008, the much-anticipated amalgamation of the lower mainland Port Authorities came into effect.

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Resurfacing Project Update

October 22, 2007

Since the beginning of 2007 Fraser Surrey Docks has been undergoing a dramatic face-lift in the Container Yard.

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Asphalt resurfacing of berth 8 is complete

May 31, 2007

This finalizes the resurfacing work in both berths 7 and 8 and allows operations to resume full use of both berths.

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Fraser Surrey Docks Resurfacing Project Update

May 16, 2007

Berth #8 construction is scheduled to be complete by May 25th, 2007. This construction project included a complete refurbishment of the rail to rail line in the back reach of berth #8 and partially in berth #7, and a complete new asphalt tarmac over cement stabilized base in the back reach and new asphalt driving lanes between the gantry legs on the wharf structure.

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2007 Terminal Services Tariff

April 16, 2007

Please be advised that effective May 15, 2007 our tariff will be adjusted to reflect overall cost increases pertaining to the handling of all product commodities, cargoes and containers.

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To our valued customers

February 28, 2007

In an effort to streamline our General Cargo/Forest Products Gate operations, we will only be operating the gate on specific days. Effective March 1,2007 Fraser Surrey Docks will be pre scheduling the days for pickup and deliveries of non-steel and non-containerized cargo to/from the terminal.

Cargo Gate Schedule : June 2007 Schedule.xls

Cargo Gate Schedule : July 2007 Schedule.xls

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Yard Resurfacing Project

January 30, 2007

Fraser Surrey Docks is pleased to advise that Phase I of the six year Port Metro Vancouver Container Yard Resurfacing Project has been successfully awarded and is scheduled to begin in early February, 2007.

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News Release

January 17, 2007

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP), a long-term infrastructure investor, today announced that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with privately-held APTL Terminals Ltd. to acquire 100% of Fraser Surrey Docks, a container and breakbulk port terminal situated on the main arm of the Fraser River in Vancouver, Canada.

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Port Metro Vancouver new Wharfage fees

January 12, 2007

In accordance with Section 51 of the Canada Marine Act, this is notification that the Port Metro Vancouver is implementing the following new fees that will take effect on January 1, 2007.

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To All Customers of Fraser Surrey Docks

November 23, 2006

The new link to the FSD Gate Reservation System has been added to the web site under the following link "Truck Appointment".

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Reminder to all Agents

June 28, 2006

As a reminder to all agents when calculating your vessels ETA from Sandheads to Fraser Surrey Docks, we request you to always use 2 hours as your transit time and order your tie-up accordingly.

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Trucking Guidelines

June 15, 2006

In order to improve the level of service and communication at our steel gate Fraser Surrey Docks wanted to clarify some guidelines for all trucking companies.

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Revised Terminal Services Tariff

June 14, 2006

Please be advised that Fraser Surrey Docks LP has revised their Terminal Services Tariff.

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CN Rail is Implementing a New "Straight plan" Asset Use Program

May 8, 2006

As you may be aware CN Rail is implementing a new "straight plan" asset use program effective July 1,2006 concerning the managing of allocated railcars by its customers (copy of letter attached).

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Fraser Surrey Docks sets new steel delivery record

March 22, 2006

Fraser Surrey Docks set a new record at Fraser River Port for receiving a record steel shipment discharged from a single ship, when M.V. SANKO REJOICE delivered 38,237 tonnes of steel to the general cargo terminal this week.

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Change in Optional Services Tariff Effective July 1, 2006

March 17, 2006

This is to advise you that, effective July 1, 2006, CN will be changing the provisions of the optional services tariff covering extended asset use (demurrage) as well as empty private railcar storage agreements for Edmonton and Sarnia yards.

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