Deep Sea Operations, conducted within Nanaimo Port Authority harbour limits, range from deep sea vessel management, to debris control and environmental protection, to harbour safety and security working with various agencies. Through its commercial terminals the Port of Nanaimo is a significant economic generator with cargo handling operations.

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The Nanaimo Port Authority manages Seaplane Operations and six deep sea ship Anchorages; Practices and Procedures can be found on this Deep Sea Site as well as operational information for Cargo Facilities at the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf and Duke Point Terminals including barge specifications at Duke Point. Notices to Shipping, Federal Acts, Rules and Regulations for Marine Terminals, Berthing Guidelines, Cargo Statistics, Handling Rates and Tariffs, Directions to Terminals for Driving and Google Maps, Deep Sea Support Services, Berthing Schedules and relevant Publications for ships and terminal use are available in the Harbour Operations or Terminal Facilities sections. Holding an Event in the harbour requires an application for a permit with the Harbour Master and can be found in "Permits" on this site.




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Nanaimo Port Authority's 
Duke Point Cargo & Barge Facility


The Duke Point Terminal, shown above, is complemented by the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf.

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  • January 6th
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The Nanaimo Port Authority is a member of Green Marine