Vancouver Lower Mainland Port Integration

The Challenge

In 2006, the Vancouver Port, Fraser River Port and the North Fraser Port agreed with the Federal Government to explore opportunities to merge ports in the Lower Mainland.

InterVISTAS was retained to build a business case for this integration.

Our Role

InterVISTAS conducted a set of critical consultations with stakeholders, completed extensive analysis on options and issues, as well as facilitated sensitive discussions between the Authorities and both Federal and Provincial Governments.  Alternative organizational options and governance models were examined.

Results

Significant potential benefits were identified, which resulted in the unanimous approval of the business case and transition plan by all three boards. In 2008, the three Port Authorities were officially amalgamated into Port Metro Vancouver.