July 16, 2018 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) has been building a new container examination facility on Tsawwassen First Nation industrial lands. The Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility (TCEF) is adjacent to the 41B Street overpass along Deltaport Way, and is about 5 km from Deltaport Terminal in Delta, BC. The TCEF will augment existing container examination facility in Burnaby and will initiate the new Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) marine container examination process. The TCEF is expected to be operational by end of year 2018.
Tidewater Container Services Inc. (Tidewater) and Harbour Link Container Services Inc. (Harbour Link) have been selected as the operator and the drayage provider for the TCEF, respectively. Harbour Link will assist CBSA in conducting thorough examinations of containerized goods. Tidewater is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harbour Link. Harbour Link provides container drayage and off-dock container terminal services to all sectors of the container shipping community and currently operate a sufferance terminal in Delta, British Columbia.