Seaspan Ship Load-out Gravel Bed and Shoreline Protection - Amendments

The proposed project

Seaspan is looking to amend its existing Ship Load-out Gravel Bed and Shoreline Protection project by proposing to install an outfall within the port authority's jurisdiction required as part of their stormwater collection and discharge system (outside the port authority's jurisdiction) that would manage stormwater runoff from their future platen facility at the northeast end of their shipyard basin.

The installation of the outfall would consist of:

  • Excavation of recently placed granular filter rock and riprap armouring
  • Installation of one pre-cast concrete headwall, including a portion of the outfall pipe and the outfall check valve and bladder (see figure below)
  • Re-installation of granular filter rock and riprap armouring below the high-water mark

Construction activity is anticipated to take place during the Port Authority's standard work hours of Monday to Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (excluding Sundays and holidays). However, some activities are dependent on tidal conditions. Therefore, work may need to take place outside standard hours.

As part of this amendment, the validity of the permit will also be extended.


The proposed amendment 1

Seaspan submitted an amendment request to extend the expiration date for the works approved under PER No. 17- 407 to December 31, 2024. The permit holder requires additional time to finalize design specifications and to complete shoreline protection berm replacement. The scope of the project remains unchanged.  


Latest update

End of public comment period 

The public comment period on the project is closed. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. 



Key documents


Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • 10 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver, BC (British Columbia)
    • Ship Load-out Gravel Bed and Shoreline Protection (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Seaspan ULC
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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