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The Fraser River Discovery Centre is pleased to announce the return of RiverFest – August 21, 2017

The Fraser River Discovery Centre is pleased to announce the return of RiverFest, Metro Vancouver’s biggest celebration of the environmental, economic and socio-cultural importance of the Fraser River. Presented by the Port of Vancouver, Riverfest’s main festival day will take place on Saturday Sep. 23, capping off a week of events. An exciting new edition to this year’s event is a paddlewheeler ride and visit to FSD. For more details please visit http://www.fraserriverdiscovery.org/RiverFest

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Fraser Surrey Docks’ Container Gate Team – October 4, 2016

Fraser Surrey Docks’ Container Gate team has achieved an incredible milestone of 1500 days without a time loss injury. We are incredibly proud our the teams relentless commitment to Safety.

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Fraser Docks and the Waterfront industry together building for kids! – August 15, 2016

Fraser Surrey Docks in partnership with the Port of Vancouver gala partners were pleased to provide an $800,000 commitment towards the Reach Child and Youth Development Society which will enable the completion of their new 5 million dollar facility in Delta. For more information about the Reach Child and Youth Development Society, please visit http://reachdevelopment.org/.

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Securement of breakbulk cargo on trucks prior to leaving Fraser Surrey Docks – August 12, 2016

Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) is reaching out to the trucking community to remind carriers of the cargo securement requirements and safety expectations upon arrival to the facility to pick up breakbulk cargo, please click HERE. Further instructions for FSD’s policy can be found HERE.

Food Bank Check Presentation – August 4, 2016

On July 8th, the ILWU Local 502 Youth Movement in partnership with Fraser Surrey Docks hosted our first annual “Taking it to the Streets” street hockey tournament to raise money for the Surrey Food Bank.
Yesterday, members of ILWU 502 Youth Movement along with Fraser Surrey Docks presented the Surrey Food Bank with a check for an outstanding $10,502! Way to go everyone!

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Fraser Surrey Docks’ Diesel Shop – August 1, 2016

Fraser Surrey Docks’ Diesel Shop has achieved an incredible milestone of 7 years without a time loss injury. We are incredibly proud our the teams relentless commitment to Safety.

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Fraser Surrey Docks Celebrates the Maiden Voyage of the M/V “Soho Principal” May 11, 2016

Fraser Surrey Docks was proud to welcome the M/V “Soho Principal” to the Vancouver Gateway on May 11, 2016. To commemorate the maiden voyage of the brand new vessel and her very first port of call, Mike McLeod, Senior Sales Manager at Fraser Surrey Docks, presented Captain Guo Aibo with a commemorative plaque onboard the new vessel (as pictured below). Fraser Surrey Docks is very excited to have welcomed this new vessel and we look forward to seeing her return to our terminal again soon.

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M/V “Soho Principal” Maiden Voyage Plaque Presentation:
Hermes Do, Pacific NorthWest (left side), Mike McLeod, Fraser Surrey Docks, Captain Guo Aibo and Captain Dan Chen, Pacific Basin (right side)

Updated Terminal Services and Stevedoring Tariff – March 31, 2016

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 1,2016.

We wish to advise that effective April 1,2016, our terminal services and stevedoring tariff has been adjusted to reflect these adjustments. This document is now available for printing. Please check our Tariff which is posted on our website under “Services” and then “Tariff” or by clicking on this link: http://www.fsd.bc.ca/index.php/services/tariff/

We recommend that all of 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!

Notice of Road Changes – January 31st

Please note that all traffic will be required to access Fraser Surrey Docks via the Tannery Road interchange.  The permanent closure of the Elevator Road access from Highway 17 will also be effective on January 31st.

The terminal will be accessible via a new route that connects Robson Road and Timberland Road from the Tannery Road overpass.

Please see the attached notice and map in regards to the closure of the Elevator Road access and the opening of Tannery Road interchange.

We thank you for your patience during this road access transition and your continued support of Fraser Surrey Docks.

Notice of Work to Port Authority Rail Yard

October 9, 2015

Fraser Surrey Docks LP (FSD) is undergoing construction on the Port Authority Rail Yard that runs between the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) and FSD. This work was approved under the original project permit issued by Port Metro Vancouver in August 2014. All work is expected to be performed from Monday to Friday and between the hours of 0800 to 1700. The duration of the work is scheduled to last three to four months depending on weather conditions/delays. The scope of works include rail, tie and ballast replacement along with some brushing and weeding adjacent to existing tracks and installation of additional tracks. Due to the nature of the work, FSD is not expecting any significant noise, light or dust impacts.

Fraser Surrey Docks Celebrates the Maiden Voyage of the M/V “Star Artemis”

September 22, 2015

Fraser Surrey Docks was proud to welcome the M/V “Star Artemis” to the Vancouver Gateway this past summer on June 26th, 2015. To commemorate the maiden voyage of the vessel, Mike McLeod, Senior Sales Manager at Fraser Surrey Docks, presented Captain Hilar Emmanuel Parado Venus with a commemorative plaque onboard the new vessel (as pictured below). Fraser Surrey Docks is very excited to have welcomed this new vessel and we look forward to seeing her return to our terminal again soon.
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HISTORIC MILESTONE AT FSD WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE M/V “LONDON EXPRESS” – August 26th, 2015

We are excited to report that Fraser Surrey Docks reached a Historic Milestone on August 26, 2015 with the much anticipated arrival of the M/V “London Express”. At 294 meters in length (the equivalent of 3 football fields end to end), she is the largest vessel to have ever docked at Fraser Surrey Docks and sail up the Fraser River. Given her size, she glided in majestically with virtually no wake. Her draft max is 13.63m and designed draft is 12m; she arrived at 9.5m and sailed at 9.9m. Her service speed runs at an impressive 24.5 knots, her range is 21,500kms and her crew consists of 6 officers and 19 deck hands. Captain Markus Droste was very impressed with the River Pilots professionalism and the warm welcome from FSD management and the ILWU brothers and sisters, and of course the owner’s reps from Hapag-Lloyd, Ben Puehse and Leo Landry. A couple years ago, few people would have predicted that a 4,700 TEU container vessel like this would ever be able to transit the Fraser River and berth at FSD. The arrival of the M/V “London Express” shows that boundaries can be tested and progress is possible. A special thanks to the Port Metro Vancouver, the Fraser River Pilots and the Pacific Pilots Authority for working with FSD and Hapag-Lloyd to receive this vessel. Safety is paramount at FSD and the safe navigation and handling of this vessel was of top priority.

Please see attached, a few pictures of the vessel, captain and our friends Leo and Ben from Hapag-Lloyd.





Fraser Surrey Docks Awarded NAOSH Week Win – August 31st, 2015

It gives me great pleasure to report that the NAOSH-Week Steering Committee-BC has awarded Fraser Surrey Docks the win in the Marine Category Award! This award recognizes our unwavering commitment to the importance of Health and Safety at work and at home.

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Round 2 Public Consultation, July 17 – August 21, 2015
Application to Amend Permit No. 2012 – 072 Direct Transfer Coal Facility

Fraser Surrey Docks LP (FSD) has applied to amend its existing permit from Port Metro Vancouver that gives it approval to build and operate a Direct Transfer Coal Facility within its existing lease area. FSD’s decision to proceed with the amendment application followed a public comment period (May 4 to 19, 2015) and a technical review of the results of updated studies. For more information please visit www.fsd.bc.ca/amendment.

Public Comment Period, May 4 – May 19, 2015 (Completed)
Consideration to amend Permit No. 2012 – 072 Direct Transfer Coal Facility

discussion guide and an online feedback form were made available for public comment from May 4 – 19,  2015. The public was provided with the opportunity to review the changes to the existing permit and asked to provide feedback on the proposed scope of the studies for the amendment under consideration by Fraser Surrey Docks LP (FSD).

FSD considered community and stakeholder input received during the public comment period, along with information provided by technical experts, as part of its consideration to apply for an amendment to the existing permit. Community and stakeholder feedback has been summarized and posted online at www.fsd.bc.ca/amendment.

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North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week

May, 2015

The goal of NAOSH week is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. While FSD is focused on safety every day, NAOSH week provides a fun opportunity to highlight various safety initiatives ranging from impacts of distracted driving to sun protection. We were proud to be a part of this event and look forward to participating next year.

The NAOSH Week logo – three hands forming an equilateral triangle – portrays the three participating nations – Canada, the United States and Mexico – and symbolizes joint venture, cooperation and the commitment to the common goals shared by all occupational health and safety partners. The connected hands illustrate assistance and cooperation on many levels – from interpersonal relationships in the workplace to international exchange.

To learn more about NAOSH week, please visit http://www.naosh.org/english/

Fraser Surrey Docks Celebrates the Maiden Voyage of the M/V “African Rook”

April 16, 2015

Fraser Surrey Docks was proud to welcome the M/V “African Rook” to the Vancouver Gateway on March 13th, 2015. To commemorate the maiden voyage of the vessel, Bill Wehnert, VP of Sales and Marketing at Fraser Surrey Docks, presented Captain Ranjan Kumar Mishra with a commemorative plaque onboard the new vessel (as pictured below). Fraser Surrey Docks is very excited to have welcomed this new vessel and we look forward to seeing her return to our terminal again soon.


Updated Terminal Services and Stevedoring Tariff

March 31, 2015

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 1,2015 .
We wish to advise that effective April 1,2015, 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.

FSD Proudly Supports Harvest Project

Earlier this year, Port Metro Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks and other port terminals joined forces to host the 15th annual Port Gala fundraiser. The event brings together port tenants, suppliers and partners to help raise awareness and funds for important community organizations. The gala was co-hosted by Port Metro Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks, DP World, Global Container Terminals and Western Stevedoring. More than 400 people attended the sold-out event, setting a new record.
As a direct result of the Port Gala fundraiser, a $ 75,000 cheque was presented on December 15th to Harvest Project, a North Vancouver charity dedicated to helping individuals and families challenged by family break-down, illness, job loss and poverty. To learn more about the Harvest Project, please visit their website at http://www.harvestproject.org/.


FSD Proudly Supports Mission Possible

Earlier this year, Port Metro Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks and other port terminals joined forces to host the 15th annual Port Gala fundraiser. The event brings together port tenants, suppliers and partners to help raise awareness and funds for important community organizations. The gala was co-hosted by Port Metro Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks, DP World, Global Container Terminals and Western Stevedoring. More than 400 people attended the sold-out event, setting a new record.
As a direct result of the Port Gala fundraiser, a $ 75,000 cheque was presented on December 12th to Mission Possible. Mission Possible is a non-profit organization in Vancouver, British Columbia providing opportunities for people challenged by homelessness and poverty. In providing street-level assistance like nutrition, clothing, crisis counseling, referrals and spiritual support, we have learned that real transformation and lasting change always happens from the inside out and the bottom up. To learn more about Mission Possible, please visit their website at http://www.mission-possible.ca/.


Storage Of Breakbulk Cargo at Fraser Surrey Docks

February 3, 2015

Please note that Fraser Surrey Docks has adjusted the free time for breakbulk steel cargo on the terminal effective February 15,2015 per attached notice HERE

WORKING WITH COAL: Unions and Companies Launch New Online Campaign on Importance of Coal in B.C. for Jobs and the Economy: HERE

BC Chamber of Commerce supports the Port Metro Vancouver’s decision to grant Project permit. Find more details: HERE

UPDATE: Port Metro Vancouver grants Fraser Surrey Docks Direct Transfer Coal Project Permit

August 21, 2014

Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) media release: HERE

Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) media release: HERE

Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA)

Please find complete HHRA: HERE
Please find summary HHRA: HERE

Air Quality Assessment (AQA)

Please find complete AQA: HERE
Please find summary AQA: HERE

Updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

For updated FAQ’s please press: HERE

Fraser Surrey Docks Welcomes BC Government Decision on Texada

April 22nd, 2014

Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) welcomes the decision by the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines that will allow for the transhipment of additional coal by Texada Quarrying.

Under a proposal being reviewed by Port Metro Vancouver, Texada Quarrying would receive coal by barge from FSD for loading on to deep sea vessels for export to Asian markets.

“Lafarge is a good partner with a solid track record which has been operating safely and responsibly and in full compliance with environmental regulations for more than 60 years,” said Jeff Scott, President and CEO of Fraser Surrey Docks.
At the request of Port Metro Vancouver, FSD and its independent experts continue their work to better understand any potential human health impacts of the proposed Direct Coal Transfer Facility.

FSD and its partners have already incorporated further dust control enhancements to the project including the elimination of a coal stockpile, a second re-spray facility to re-apply a “topping agent” to loaded rail cars and a commitment to apply similar binding agents to loaded barges.

“We are confident our proposed facility will handle coal with no significant impacts on the community or the environment, and our goal is to reassure the regulator and our neighbours that this project will be undertaken in the safest most responsible way possible,” said Scott.


Fraser Surrey Docks Holiday Food Drive

November 20th, 2013

The employees at Fraser Surrey Docks are holding another food drive this Holiday Season from November 20th to December 16th to benefit the Surrey Food Bank.

The Surrey Food Bank is a non-profit organization committed to “helping people help themselves.” Since 1983, the Surrey Food Bank has been assisting low-income individuals and families who live in Surrey and North Delta by providing bi-weekly food hampers to supplement their food needs. Sometimes people will rely on the Surrey Food Bank when faced with an unfortunate setback or crisis in their lives, the Surrey Food Bank helps those in need of a temporary food “bridge” to get them through their crisis. The Surrey Food Bank touches many people’s lives in the Surrey and North Delta areas and is a critical component of our community structure and well-being.

Fraser Surrey Docks employees have been involved with this initiative for many years during the Holiday Season and are proud to continue to support this worthy cause.

For more information about the Surrey Food Bank, please visit: http://www.surreyfoodbank.org/

Update – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

November 18th, 2013

We are pleased to advise that the EIA is now complete and is available for review and comment. A 30-day public comment period on the EIA report starts today, November 18th, 2013 and will end on December 17th, 2013. The EIA will be available on Port Metro Vancouver’s website (http://portmetrovancouver.com/en/projects/OngoingProjects/Tenant-Led-Projects/FraserSurreyDocks.aspx) or click here to be transferred to our community outreach page where the EIA and other project details will be available.

BRING YOUR KIDS TO WORK DAY AT FSD – A TRUE FAMILY AFFAIR

November 6th, 2013

On Wednesday November 6,2013 Fraser Surrey Docks participated in this nationwide event and welcomed employees and customers to bring their children to work. The focus was about how work fits into the family and community life balance and what jobs and opportunities are in the port and marine industry. Fraser Surrey Docks provided the students with an opportunity to review company operations as a group before spending the remainder of the day with their parents. This provided a more fulsome perspective looking at safety, marketing, operations and maintenance. The setting provided some great interaction with a wide variety of staff and provided opportunity for the students to dialogue with one another. We understand the new format was well received.

Students from several schools within the Lower Mainland were involved with learning about :
- Safe working practices ( a full Health and Safety orientation was presented )
- Awareness of the power of heavy machinery( view the full operation of a vessel`s cranes and the movement of cargo from a ship to a truck )
- Fellow worker responsibilities ( tour of a heavy machinery maintenance shop )
- Understanding how consumer products such as electronic equipment that they own at home comes into their possession (due to the movement of cargo on a global maritime perspective)
- The global market reach and procurement practices of a major marine terminal in Canada’s largest port

In attendance were:
• Devin Ogg (Alex Ogg)
• Dean Cusick (Nicole Cusick)
• Glen Doduck (Alexa Doduck)
• Marc Felton (Matthew Felton)
• David Keeling (Tyler Keeling)
• Don Kask (Luci Kask)
• Brian Mowbray (Calum Mowbray)
• Jeff Scott (Nicholas Scott)
• Leonard Cox (Michaela Cox)
• Wayne Honey ( Kelsey Honeyman )
And a few others including customer Bob Minato ( Sean ) and Leo Landry ( Oliver )
We were pleased to welcome all of the students into our FSD family for the day. We believe this collaborative approach will provide for a positive foundation as they continue to build our future.

For more information on our Take a Student to Work Program and Curriculum Ideas please e-mail us at community@fsd.bc.ca

FSD Movember

November 1st, 2013

Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) is excited to have 100% involvement from all moustache growing managers to help support increasing awareness and raising funds for men’s health. Further, FSD will be matching all donations made for this worthwhile cause. We will be sharing pictures along the way through our team page and online, so please check back. Should you wish to join our team, or support our efforts, please visit online at http://moteam.co/fraser-surrey-docks

Fraser Surrey Docks: Direct Transfer Coal Facility

Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Archive | 0 comments

September 14, 2012 Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) has applied to Port Metro Vancouver for a project permit to build coal handling facilities within the existing terminal operations. The facilities would allow for the direct transfer of coal from trains to barges via a conveyor system, meaning no permanent stockpiling of coal at the terminal would be required. Learn more…

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Fraser Surrey Docks: Direct Transfer Coal Facility

Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Archive | 0 comments

September 14, 2012 Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) has applied to Port Metro Vancouver for a project permit to build coal handling facilities within the existing terminal operations. The facilities would allow for the direct transfer of coal from trains to barges via a conveyor system, meaning no permanent stockpiling of coal at the terminal would be required. Learn more…

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