Westshore has one remaining berth, which can handle ships with a capacity of 180,000 mt. The bulk carrier Cape Apricot, with a capacity of 180,000 mt, slammed into a trestle, the only link between the berth and the terminal, destroying more than 100 m of it. The ship went right through the causeway, taking a road, the coal-carrying conveyor belt, and electric and water lines with it.
The terminal is the main shipping point for metallurgical coal from Teck Resources mines in eastern British Columbia. It is also used by U.S. coal companies. Teck Resources said it would continue to use Westshore’s remaining berth, but will be shifting capacity to Neptune Terminals in North Vancouver to maintain export volumes. It’s also investigating other options.