Neptune Terminals Steelmaking Coal Handling System Upgrade

Work is ongoing to construct steelmaking coal handling upgrades at Neptune Terminals. This project has received all required permits from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

At this time, we are beginning construction of the new railcar dumper building (project area indicated above). Construction of these upgrades will take place between July 20, 2018 and August 2020.

Future construction activity updates will be posted on our website, and sent by email to our subscribers. To be added to the distribution list for future notices please email us at

If you have any questions or concerns about construction activities or other operations at Neptune, please do not hesitate to contact us at the email above or call 604-983-7935.

For questions related to the port authority’s permit, please contact their community feedback line at 604-665-9004 or


All work will be done between the hours of 7:30 am and 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday, within the port authority’s standard hours of construction (M-Sat 7:00 am to 8:00 pm). No work will be carried out on statutory holidays.

  • Noise will be continuously monitored. We are committed to managing construction within noise levels allowed by City of North Vancouver bylaws.
  • Pile driving will be required between July 20, 2018 and March 2019 to construct the dumper vault. This activity will occur during regular construction hours. Noise will be mitigated by maximizing the use of a vibratory hammer as opposed to an impact hammer, and will comply with permitted municipal noise levels.
  • Temporary construction lighting will be required. Directional LED lights and light placement away from residential areas will minimize impact.
  • Two mobile cranes (135 ft high) are anticipated on site temporarily beginning in July 2018. These will be visible from some places in the community but are not expected to negatively impact views.

There is an expected increase in truck traffic to our terminal during construction. In order to mitigate impacts on local traffic, a traffic management plan is in place and deliveries will be scheduled at off-peak hours whenever possible.