Terminal Quick Facts

Nanaimo Assembly Wharf & Duke Point Terminal Facilities

Current & Potential Future Advantages

  • Short distance from Vancouver & Fraser River proximity – 33 Nautical Miles, and 25 Nautical Miles respectively
  • Easy barge entry and exit to and from Fraser River & Centerm (Vancouver)
  • Availability of berth and yard capacity
  • Equipment, and facility versatility for short sea, and international vessel operations
  • Container, auto, breakbulk and liquid bulk operations currently serviced • Marine pilotage boarding station at Nanaimo
  • 100mt Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane
  • Ease of vessel approach, no seasonal constraints
  • Competitive facility costs

Duke Point Assembly Wharf Terminal & Berth Information

  • Main Dock – Max Vessel Design LOA 213.35m
  • Main Dock – Controlling Depth of 13.5m
  • Additional Barge Berth – Max LOA 80.52m. Max Depth 4.12m
  • Weekly Load On/Load Off Container barge service to Centermm
  • LHM500S Mobile Harbour Crane (100mt Capacity)
  • Heavy load rating on caisson constructed berth
  • DP World Terminal Operator – ILWU labour employed
  • T.C. Certified, 24/7 Security Guard & Video Monitored
  • 15 acres paved storage space
  • 10 acres additional laydown yard on main terminal

Duke Point RoRo Barge Specifics (Roll On Roll Off Ramp)

  • 26’ width x 100’ length ramp
  • 100mt ramp load capacity
  • Multi-use, both ILWU and private
  • Ramp operators supplied, assists with lines, and ramp operation / lines checks
  • Marshalling / laydown area nearby
  • Located 7 Kms from Inland Island Highway (#19) through industrial park, direct link to North & South Vancouver Island Destinations

Nanaimo Assembly Wharf Terminal Specifics

  • Two vessel berths, accommodate up to 200m vessel • Covered barge ramp within Warehouse #3
  • 12.4m (NAW ‘B’) and 11.7m ( NAW ‘C’) controlling depth
  • 27 acres paved storage • Bonded warehouse storage
  • Transport Canada certified – 24hr on-site security including video monitoring
  • PCTC (Pure Car Transport Carrier) Vessel Operations (up to 200m vessels LOA)
  • Cruise Dock and Cruise Passenger Terminal • Helijet Passenger Terminal
  • Port of Nanaimo Administration Offices

BC Vehicle Process Centre

  • Received it’s first vessel on March 8th, 2019
  • Offering a variety of services to ensure the highest quality product is delivered
  • 60,000 sq.ft. heated inspection facility
  • 17 paved acres for vehicle storage with room to expand
  • 1st processing centre of its kind for European vehicles in Western Canada
  • Currently serving 11 of 59 Mercedes-Benz dealerships across Canada
  • Vehicles brought directly by vessel to Western Canada
  • 24/7 on site security

For more information and assistance please contact:

Cargo and Terminal Opportunities

Nanaimo Port Authority, 100 Port Drive, Nanaimo BC
Jason Michell VP – B.D.
(250) 734-3457  |  [email protected]


DP World Nanaimo

#1 – 750 Jackson Road, Nanaimo, BC
Pamela Ellison, Terminal Manager
(250) 722-2290  |  [email protected]

BC Vehicle Processing Centre

60 Port Drive, Nanaimo BC
Ryan McGillis, VPC Manager
(250) 668-2645   |   [email protected]


Western Stevedoring

5105 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6Y1
Brent Shillito, Operations Manager /Superintendant
(250) 710-8378  |   [email protected]