Operating since 1968, Neptune Terminals handles Canadian potash and steelmaking coal for markets around the world and imported phosphate rock for the production of fertilizer.
Neptune Terminals plays an integral role in Canada’s economy by helping to move Canadian exports 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 the Port of Vancouver, Neptune Terminals is one of the largest multi-product bulk terminals in North America.
Bulk shipping terminals handle commodities that are transported in large quantities without packaging or containerization. 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 30 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 local communities and economic growth.
As a proud member of the North Shore community, Neptune Terminals directly supports 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 two bulk commodity shippers: Canpotex Bulk Terminals Limited, a Canpotex affiliate and Teck Resources Limited. Canpotex is one of the world’s largest exporter of potash. Teck is Canada’s largest diversified resource company, committed to responsible mining and mineral development.
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.