Sailors SocietyViganCimbriaPort of StocktonTMS Awards 2023Geneva Dry
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Cimbria
  • Vigan
  • Sailors Society
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Port of Stockton

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority announces leadership transition

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority announces leadership transition

(Posted on 02/06/23)

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEO Robin Silvester has announced that he will be leaving the port authority after more than 14 years leading the organization.

The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest port, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo.

“It is time for a new challenge for me, and to make space for a new leader at the port authority after the recent federal environmental assessment approval of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, the most significant strategic priority of the last decade,” said Robin. “With support from our partners, we have delivered over $1 billion of infrastructure over the last decade and a half. The port authority has a strong leadership team to lead it into the future, and I want to thank the entire port team for their contributions to our collective success.”

During Robin’s time with the port authority, investments in the Vancouver gateway have helped drive around 40% growth in international trade through the Port of Vancouver, by far Canada’s largest port. In addition, Robin’s leadership has been a critical part of the port authority’s leadership in sustainability, including programs to protect the environment and enable thriving communities.

“I want to thank Robin Silvester for his leadership over the last 14 years,” said Judy Rogers, Chair of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Board of Directors. “Robin helped guide the port authority through a period of incredible growth and accomplishment, culminating with the recent federal environmental assessment approval of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.”

Robin will be staying on to support a leadership transition, with more details to follow in the coming weeks. The Board of Directors will undertake a global search for a new President and CEO.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency responsible for the shared stewardship of the Port of Vancouver. The port authority oversees the use of port land and water, which includes more than 16,000 hectares of water, over 1,500 hectares of land, and approximately 350 kilometres of shoreline.

Located on the southwest coast of British Columbia in Canada, the Port of Vancouver extends from Roberts Bank and the Fraser River up to and including Burrard Inlet, bordering 16 municipalities and intersecting the traditional territories and treaty lands of more than 35 Coast Salish Indigenous groups. Enabling the trade of approximately $305 billion in goods with more than 170 world economies, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.

Latest News

Port of Antwerp Bruges' quarterly figures reflect resilience

(Posted on 18/04/24)

The total cargo throughput of Port of Antwerp-Bruges amounted to 70.4 million tonnes in the first quarter... Read more


North Sea Port records Q1 cargo throughput decline

(Posted on 18/04/24)

Seaborne cargo transhipment at North Sea Port fell by 3.2% in the first quarter of this year compared... Read more


Green light for river access channel to HAROPA’s Port 2000

(Posted on 15/04/24)

The Administrative Court in Rouen, France has dismissed a summary motion seeking the suspension of application... Read more


Agreement to develop Al Faw Grand Port and Economic Zone in Iraq

(Posted on 15/04/24)

AD Ports Group, Abu Dhabi based facilitator of global trade, logistics and industry, has entered into... Read more


Rotterdam calls on EU to position ports smartly for future-proofing Europe

(Posted on 29/03/24)

The European Union faces the challenge of reconciling the transition to a sustainable economy with preserving... Read more


Study: ports not ready to handle onboard captured carbon dioxide

(Posted on 25/03/24)

A recent study commissioned by the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD), in collaboration... Read more


ABP pioneers grain-monitoring robot

(Posted on 18/03/24)

Spearheading innovation in agricultural storage and safety at work, Associated British Ports (ABP),... Read more


Bilbao hosts intra-European green hydrogen corridor discussions

(Posted on 15/03/24)

The Port of Bilbao has hosted a meeting organised by the business agency of the Netherlands, with representatives... Read more


Collaboration to reduce port emissions across North America

(Posted on 10/03/24)

Technology group Wärtsilä has entered into a collaboration agreement with Seattle, USA based... Read more


Germany's first centre for remote-controlled inland navigation opened

(Posted on 29/02/24)

SEAFAR, the Belgian tech and service provider specializing in remote-controlled and crew-reduced inland... Read more


Van AalstTBA GroupPort of South LouisianaTelestackBühler GmbH
  • Geneva Dry
  • Telestack
  • Van Aalst

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping