Canada's Premier Mover of Coal
Westshore Terminals has over four decades of operation since its opening in 1970. The coal export terminal located at Roberts Bank, Delta, British Columbia, some 32 kilometres south of downtown Vancouver and only 500 metres from the United States border, is part of Port Metro Vancouver. As Canada’s No. 1 export coal facility, it shipped a record 27.3 million tonnes in 2011, easily surpassing the combined total coal exports of all other Canadian facilities.
For much of the past decade, Westshore has also been the busiest single coal export terminal in all of North America, bringing in billions of dollars of export revenue for Canada and B.C.
In recent years, Westshore has proved to be an increasingly popular choice on the West Coast for United States mines, particularly in the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming. U.S. shipments reached a record 8.2 million tonnes in 2011.
The Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership is owned by the Westshore Terminals Investment Corporation. Westar Management has a long-term, renewable contract to operate and manage the terminal.