Economic Impact | Special Events
Fifth Annual ‘Ports Day’ Is April 5

Fifth Annual ‘Ports Day’ Is April 5 Apr 02, 2020 APRIL 2 – NANAIMO – The Port of Nanaimo will help celebrate Western Hemisphere Ports Day on April 5, the fifth annual recognition of the value of seaports in supply chain continuity and long-term economic stability throughout the western hemisphere. The Port of Nanaimo is a member of the Association […]

Economic Impact | Health - COVID-19 | Shipping
Canada’s ports: helping keep Canadians safe and trade flowing during COVID-19

Ensuring the health and safety of their employees, mariners and other workers within port communities has always been and remains the top priority for Canada’s Port Authorities. Adhering to guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency, Canada’s ports are following strict protocols to protect the entire […]

Economic Impact | News | Partnerships
Port Signs Protocol Agreement with City of Nanaimo

The Port of Nanaimo has renewed its commitment to work closely with the City of Nanaimo by formalizing a new Protocol agreement this week. The agreement formalizes both parties’ commitment to “a true, meaningful and transformative relationship that is designed to deepen the understanding for one another based on respect for each other’s area of […]

Announcements | Economic Impact | Funding
$46.2M For Port’s Duke Point Expansion

$46.2M For Port’s Duke Point Expansion Jul 24, 2019 “I don’t think we’ve ever seen this type of major financial investment in Nanaimo before,” says Port of Nanaimo Board Chair Donna Hais. “I’m extremely excited about what this will provide for the community of Nanaimo and for the mid-island Region as a whole; it will […]

Economic Impact | Employment | Partnerships | Shipping
Local Benefits, Global Reach

Local Benefits, Global Reach Apr 17, 2019 NANAIMO – When the official opening of the new Vehicle Processing Centre was held last week, a statement from Acting Chair Donna Hais about it being the end result of an initial introduction in the southern U.S. drove home an important point: Reaching out across the globe produces tangible local benefits, as in the 40 […]

Announcements | Economic Impact | Employment | Partnerships | Port Infrastructure | Shipping
Open for Business: Port of Nanaimo offers Mercedes-Benz Canada new access to Canada’s western market

Open for Business: Port of Nanaimo offers Mercedes-Benz Canada new access to Canada’s western market Apr 09, 2019 The Port of Nanaimo and BCVPC’s Vehicle Processing Centre is the first and only Western Canadian entry point for European automobiles. It was developed in partnership with Transport Canada, Western Stevedoring, the Auto Division of SSA Marine, […]

Announcements | Economic Impact | Employment
Mercedes test runs new Vehicle Processing Centre

Mercedes test runs new Vehicle Processing Centre Mar 14, 2019 NANAIMO – When the vehicle carrier Tranquil Ace docked at the Port of Nanaimo on March 8, it delivered the first Mercedes Benz cars in what would be a pilot-run of the new Vehicle Processing Centre (VPC) at the Port. It’s been almost a year since the Port of Nanaimo announced the partnership […]

Community Support | Economic Impact | Marina | Port Infrastructure
Downtown Marina plans completed

Nov 22, 2018 NANAIMO – Design plans have been completed for the Port of Nanaimo’s new downtown boat basin marina that will increase available moorage by 50 per cent, using the same footprint. A request for funding has been provided to the federal government for the $15 million project, and once the funding is in place, construction will […]