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Port Metro Vancouver to add two container examination facilities

The Canadian government earlier this week announced infrastructure investments aimed at improving efficiency and marine container inspection capacity at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV).

The federal government and PMV will invest $106 million for improvements, including $49.9 million for two new marine container examination facilities that will help the port handle anticipated container volume growth through Deltaport, British Columbia.

The Robert Banks facility, to be located at the east end of the Deltaport causeway on the Tsawwassen First Nation Industrial Lands, is expected to open in summer 2015, and the Burrard Inlet facility is scheduled to open in fall 2015.

The new facilities will help reduce processing times and improve container logistics flow, according to a press release.

"[These investments] will help increase our exports to new markets by moving goods, services and people in a more effective manner," said Canadian Minister of International Trade Ed Fast in a prepared statement. "These investments will also facilitate our growing trade and investment ties to fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets and build on our competitive advantages."

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