Project Description

Conducted for Pacific Pilotage Authority and the Port of Metro Vancouver a study of the risks of berthing ultra-large container ships in Vancouver’s principal terminals. This project involved statistical analysis of PPA assignment data and incident records, and calculation of limiting approach angles and speeds for a range of potential future visitors of greatly increased size. Additional data collected from a number of foreign comparable terminals enabled the development of a risk-assessment tool for the PPA/PMV and the BC Coast Pilots.