Squamish Terminals

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Squamish Terminals is a deep-water, break-bulk terminal located at the north end of Howe Sound – just 32 nautical miles north of the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With 2 berths, 3 warehouses, specialized handling equipment, an experienced work force and an intermodal transportation infrastructure, SQT efficiently imports and exports break-bulk cargos worldwide, loading to and from ocean vessels, barge, rail and truck.

Specifications and services

Size: 60 acres

Water Depth: Zero Tide Draft: East Berth – 37.7ft, West Berth – 38.7ft

Berths: Squamish Terminals has two berths, which handle Handymax size vessels.

Total Berthing Length: East Berth – 449.5ft plus 114.8ft for landing a ship’s gangway, West Berth – 500ft

Truck Lanes: One truck lane in and one lane out via Security Gate.

Storage: Three warehouses that provide direct rail access and covered loading aprons.  They are equipped with fire protection and polished concrete floors for optimum cargo cleanliness. SQT also has 15 acres of outside storage space onsite with access to additional offsite laydown area if required.

Commodities Handled: SQT is one of the largest pulp break-bulk terminals in North America and has diversified to become a major player in other break-bulk products such as lumber, steel (pipe, beam/channel, plate, coil, rebar, rail) and project cargos.

Other facility facts

Rail Services: CN Rail services SQT,  connecting to markets across Canada and into the United States.

Highway Access: Highway 99 is minutes away, providing fast turnaround time for the trucking industry. A significant amount of cargo moves to and from SQT via truck. SQT has strong working relationships with various trucking companies to facilitate effective movement of break-bulk shipments into the Vancouver area and western Canada and the United States.

Warehouses: Three warehouses, approximately 510,000sq ft.

Heavy Lift Service: Reach stacker with capacity of 90,000lbs.