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Construction is slated to start this fall or early 1994 on a container terminal that Vancouver, B.C., port officials hope to have in operation by spring 1996.
Officials said the facility, dubbed Deltaport, will nearly double the port's annual throughput capacity--from 570,000 20-foot equivalent units to about 970,000 TEUs -- and will have an on-dock rail yard capable of handling two full doublestack trains simultaneously.
Container traffic accounted for about 7 percent of the volume and 30 percent of the value of cargo that moved across Vancouver's docks in 1992, port officials said.
Total volume amounted to 63 million metric tons, 3.6 million of which were containerized.