The Nanaimo Port Authority will be home to a new vehicle processing centre with the first ships arriving to unload cars and trucks in January of 2019.
Ewan Moir, President and CEO says the deal for the new facility really fell into place as a result of a number of things.
Moir says traditionally European cars came into Halifax, but the Canadian rail network is congested and with the widening of the Panama Canal the ships loaded with vehicles can use a marine highway instead.
Moir says the vehicle processing centre at the Nanaimo Port Authority will require about 17 acres of land and will put to use two of three existing warehouses that are on the assembly wharfs……
Moir says it’s a great project for Nanaimo, there will be at least 40 jobs to start off with and that could grow to up 110 full time, well paid, year round jobs