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Pacific Coast Terminals

Pacific Coast Terminals is one of the most advanced bulk terminals around the globe. Connected to the primary rail system into Vancouver, their terminal receives sulphur and ethylene glycol from Western Canada and stores the raw product until it is ready to load directly into ships and exported around the globe.

Established in 1929, PCT's early years were in New Westminster, British Columbia, at the current site of the Westminster Quay Public Market. In 1960, PCT expanded to Port Moody and switched to handling sulphur and ethylene glycol. More than forty years later, the company has grown into one of the world's largest sulphur export terminals, and one of the largest bulk liquid terminals in the Port of Vancouver. During this time, Pacific Coast Terminals has also become an integral part of Port Moody. An ongoing supporter of arts, cultural and environmental initiatives in the community, PCT is also one of the largest industrial employers in the City.

Key facts:

  • Established in 1929 in New Westminster; 1960 in Port Moody
  • 108 acres in size, primarily on filled-land
  • In 2013 PCT handled approximately 1.6 million tonnes of sulphur (capacity is 6M tonnes) and 695,000 tonnes of ethylene glycol (capacity is 1M tonnes)
  • From 2011 to 2013, PCT had a temporary permit to handle coal, transferring the product from train to vessel without any storage on site. The temporary permit allows for continued handling of metallurgical (steel-making) coal through to the end of 2013.
  • PCT employs 70 FTEs in administration and labour positions
  • In 2012, PCT announced a proposed $220M expansion plan that would add potash and canola oil as products received, stored and shipped from the site. Completion of the expansion is anticipated in 2017. 
  • The proposed expansion plan would necessitate the construction of a storage warehouse and a new dumper for potash, three new tanks for canola oil, and an upgraded secondary water treatment facility.
  • Total taxes levied in 2013: $840,058.57 

Emergency Response Information

  • Primary fire response (Pacific Coast Terminals maintains their own hydrant system, deluge systems and hose stations.( PCT employees provide initial fire attack on small fires)
  • Water based fire attack and water supply (fireboat)
  • Emergency medical response (Pacific Coast Terminals will have industrial first aid attendants on site)
  • High Angle Rescue response
  • Confined Space Rescue response
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness response 
  • Port Moody Fire Rescue and Pacific Coast Terminals participate in joint emergency response simulations.

Last updated: 28/10/2014 1:19:34 PM