A past Port of Nanaimo open house. (Port of Nanaimo/submitted)

Port of Nanaimo hosts open house this weekend

Port authority will provide information about its operations and business partner activities

The public is invited to bring questions and ideas to an open house event to be hosted by the Port of Nanaimo this weekend.

The event happens Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the port administration building at 100 Port Dr.

Port of Nanaimo and its partners will have representatives on hand to share information on the range of port operations and activities. Western Canada Marine Response Corporation’s personnel will show off the company’s specialized vessels. DP World and Tourism Nanaimo will discuss the roles of those agencies’ various port activities and representatives from Saysutshun Newcastle Island will have information on the island’s program and facility development.

The Vehicle Processing Centre will have staff ready to answer questions about the now fully operational facility and the Port of Nanaimo patrol division will have its vessels on site and staff will explain the range of operations it carries on throughout the year to ensure smooth sailing for the public and businesses operating in Nanaimo Harbour.

At its recent annual general meeting, Nanaimo Port Authority reported its highest overall revenue in 2018 when it brought in nearly $11 million from port operations, up from from just over $9.5 million in 2017.

“This has enabled us to re-invest close to $3.25 million in business infrastructure at the port, which will help us grow our business even more,” said Donna Hais, Nanaimo Port Authority board chairwoman, in a press release. “Our strong financial position allows us to make meaningful financial contributions to valuable community causes and organizations as well.”

RELATED: Nanaimo’s vehicle processing centre officially opens

RELATED: Port of Nanaimo, private marinas will wait and see what port modernization brings

Like us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Nanaimo high school students cut class to attend climate action rally

Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo rally raises awareness, demands action against climate change

Public meeting will explore ideas to battle addiction and crime in Nanaimo

Organizers call for treatment centres, accountability for crimes, citizens’ task force

VIU students empowered to ‘shift the vote’ this election

VIU Students’ Union, B.C. Federation of Students launch ‘Our Time is Now’ campaign

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates ‘disappointed’ with prime minister over blackface

Situation a ‘nightmare’ for Trudeau and the Liberals, says VIU professor

RDN transit committee recommends keeping bus loop at Port Drive until summer

Regional District of Nanaimo board to debate recommendation Oct. 22

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 19

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo athletes earn gold, silver, bronze at 55-Plus B.C. Games

Huge contingent of local participants competed in largest-ever 55-Plus B.C. Games in Kelowna

Nanaimo beekeepers take down nest of giant hornets

One nest eradicated at Robins Park, but there are still Asian giant hornets around

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Most Read