Canadian Alliance picks new DC space in BC

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
A rendering of the new facility.

RICHMOND, British Columbia – Vancouver, B.C.-based third-party logistics provider Canadian Alliance Terminals Inc. has made a long-term commitment to a new 250,000 square foot facility. The property is located adjacent to Delta Port, in iPort Phase 2.

To be occupied in July 2020, the facility will have 42 doors and capacity of over 16,000 storage positions. While most warehousing options in Metro Vancouver are built to a usable height of under 24’, the Delta facility will be occupying space to a height of 36′ feet, and will be able to handle ocean export & import containerized traffic along with road and intermodal arriving & departing cargo.

William McKinnon

“Our commitment to this facility will be a game changer for our operation and permit Canadian Alliance to service both existing and new customers as the scarcity of Metro Vancouver warehousing space becomes more critical,” said Canadian Alliance president William McKinnon. “This facility will assist in optimizing systems; stabilizing customer pricing and assisting customer growth.”

The 3PL collaborated with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), GWL Realty Advisors and Colliers International, in the signing of long-term commitment.

Canadian Alliance will have expanded cross-dock facilities along with increased racked storage capacity to complement the continued growth of both containerized and non-containerized traffic exported and imported through the Port of Vancouver and with transborder intermodal and road services.

“We were very pleased to be a part of this marquee deal,” said Darren Cannon, executive vice-president of Colliers International. “Canadian Alliance Terminals negotiated this lease well ahead of their lease expiry in four different facilities as they recognized the scarcity of Tier 1 options as well as the increased cubic capacity realized in a 36 ft. clear facility.”