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Neptune Terminals has been part of the North Shore for almost 50 years. We are driven by our commitment to safe, environmentally responsible operations, consideration for our neighbours, and support for our local community. Read More


Funds raised from the 2015 North Shore Waterfront Gala were used to purchase a new passenger van for North Shore Neighbourhood House to enable the organization to provide unique program experiences for North Shore children and seniors. Read More


Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 2015 Bus Tours! We hope you had a great time and hope to see you again next year. Read More


You're invited to join us for a tour of Neptune Terminals. Come and see our operations and learn more about our terminal. Read More


Neptune will host an air permit amendment application information session on July 8 from 4 to 7pm at Park & Tilford Gardens. Read More


Neptune has recently submitted an application to Metro Vancouver for an amendment to our existing air quality permit. Read More


Neptune Terminals is beginning the removal of the canola tanks from our terminal. The activity is expected to extend to the end of May, Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Read More


Neptune Terminals is helping support a strong, vibrant, sustainable community. Our philosophy is one of continuous improvement to manage and reduce any impact on the environment. We are committed to keeping residents and the community aware of our plans and sharing the most current activities with you. Read More


We appreciate the interest we have received from the community this year and are fully subscribed for our remaining community tours. Read More


Low Level Road construction is almost done but not quite in time for our annual community open house. Instead, this year we are inviting local residents to visit Neptune Terminals for a tour to see our operations first hand. Read More

Opinion: Critics of coal shipments are misinformed

B.C. can’t afford to lose 26,000 jobs supported by the coal industry - By Mark Gordienko, Steve Hunt, Brian Cochrane and Tom Sigurdson, Special to the Vancouver Sun November 27, 2013 Read More

October 2013 Community Update

Our philosophy is one of continuous improvement to manage and reduce our impact on the environment. We are committed to keeping residents and the community aware of our plans and sharing with you the most current activities. Read More

Opinion: Coal can be handled and transported safely in B.C.

Much has been written and said these past few months about the shipping and handling of coal and community concerns around the issue of coal dust. As a toxicologist and biologist drawing on 36 years of experience with similar issues, I understand and recognize the importance of separating conjecture, innuendo and unsupported statements from scientifically robust data. Read More

July 2013 Community Update

Neptune Terminals supports a strong, vibrant, sustainable North Shore community. Just like, you, our neighbors, we continue to make improvements to manage and reduce our impact on the environment. We’d like to share just a few changes we’ve made to do our part. Read More

Spring 2013 Community Update

Neptune Terminals has a long history on the North Shore and it’s a connection we grow every day. We are proud to be able to support our local community in many ways. We believe in the importance of investing in our local community, making it a better place for all of us to live and work. Read More

B.C. mining matters to everyone

From the family fair in Princeton, to the Hudson Bay Lodge luncheon in Smithers, and the fundraising event for BC Children’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver, it was another successful BC Mining Week across the province. Read More

Coal Alliance Videos

Neptune Terminals is a proud member of the Coal Alliance which brings together representatives from the coal industry, including mines, other marine terminals, railways, industry associations, organized labour and others who support the mining and shipping of coal in British Columbia. Read More

Mining makes your life possible

Whether it’s your bicycle or cellphone, life as you know it would not exist without minerals. So, you’re parking both the family car and the transit pass, biking to work instead and feeling a tad righteous about helping British Columbia wean itself from its dirty addiction to the mining industry and the minerals it extracts. Say thanks to a coal miner for the privilege. And don’t forget the hardrock miner. Not to mention the smelter crew and the roughneck yanking pipe on some frigid drill rig. Read More

The Globe and Mail spoke to Neptune President James Belsheim

Making the case for coal,
For decades, Neptune Bulk Terminals has been a workaday fixture on Vancouver’s North Shore, the last stop for commodities such as coal and potash before they are loaded onto tankers destined for overseas markets. More recently, Neptune has been in the eye of a storm kicked up by growing public concern over B.C. coal exports. Full article available here: The Globe and Mail Read More

Opinion Editorial by Karina Brino, President and CEO of the Mining Association of B.C.

Coal helps fuel the B.C. economy
Most of us know the important role that steel plays in our daily lives, whether it’s the steel used to construct our homes, to make our household appliances, or to build the transit we ride to work. But what is not as well-known is that British Columbia’s metallurgical coal – or steelmaking coal – plays a critical role in producing that steel. Read More

Neptune's Summer 2012 Community Update

Neptune Terminals is continually upgrading its terminal infrastructure as part of an ongoing commitment to improve the efficiency of our terminal, enhance our product handling equipment, and continue to meet our customers' needs. Read More

Spring 2012 Community Update

Neptune Terminals has applied to Port Metro Vancouver for a permit to build a storage and handling facility for phosphate rock. This project will see the replacement and upgrade of terminal infrastructure enabling the storage of imported phosphate rock, used for production of fertilizer. Read More

Neptune Terminals Sets New Terminal Handling Record

2012 Announcement on the Port Property Tax Act

Neptune Terminals first West Coast terminal to join Green Marine

Neptune Terminals first West Coast terminal to join Green Marine Neptune Terminals, one of the largest multi-product bulk terminals in North America, is the first West Coast terminal to join the Green Marine Environmental program. Download PDF here: Neptune - Green Marine News Release (February 1) Read More

Jim Belsheim's Community Reader Profile

Click here to read Jim Belsheim's Library Readers' Blog. Read More

Neptune Terminals has signed a $20-million contract with EMS-Tech build a new stacker-reclaimer

Neptune Terminals has signed a $20-million contract with EMS-Tech build a new stacker-reclaimer... Read More

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