Since 1970, Neptune Terminals has handled potash, steelmaking coal, bulk vegetable oil, fertilizers and agricultural products shipped to markets around the world.
Neptune Terminals plays an integral role in Canada’s economy by helping to move Canadian products to global markets in Asia, South America and Europe. Located on Vancouver’s North Shore just west of the Iron Workers’ Memorial Bridge and part of Port Metro Vancouver, Neptune Terminals is the one of the largest multi-product bulk terminal in North America.
Bulk shipping terminals handle commodities that are transported in large quantities without packaging or containerization. Neptune Terminals handles both dry and liquid bulk commodities. In our first year of business, our facility handled 3.2 million tonnes of product. Today, we are making improvements on our terminal to increase our capacity to handle 31 million tonnes – all on our same footprint.
Neptune Terminals is part of a highly efficient rail-based system linked from source to ship. Through this system Neptune contributes significantly to the prosperity of Western Canada, supporting communities and economic growth.
As a proud member of the North Shore community, Neptune Terminals’ activities and services directly support the community by:
- providing jobs to Metro Vancouver residents;
- supporting local community organizations and events;
- helping to ensure the health and safety of our community and environment through industry best practices and standards.
Neptune Terminals is a private company owned by three bulk commodity shippers: Canpotex Bulk Terminals Limited, a Canpotex affiliate; Teck Resources Limited; and Bunge Canada. Canpotex is the world’s largest exporter of potash. Teck is Canada’s largest diversified mining, mineral processing and steel making coal exporting company. Bunge Canada is one of the world’s largest oilseed producers and sellers of bottled vegetable oil.
Neptune Terminals is essential to the success of the Canadian export economy and strongly supports the federal and provincial Pacific Gateway initiatives. These initiatives aim to improve port infrastructure, ensuring Canada’s export commodity market remains strong, reliable and globally competitive.