September 24 - Canada's Stewart World Port - claimed to be the first commercial wharf built on the coast of British Columbia in over 30 years - has been officially opened.

The port marked the official inauguration of the breakbulk wharf, which is located north of Squamish on the Canadian coast, on September 16.

Positioned at the end of the Portland Canal, the port says that the multipurpose facility is strategically located in one of the most mineral rich areas of North America, within the so-called Golden Triangle.

The deepsea wharf is capable of berthing handymax and panamax vessels, and the gateway claims that it can handle mining, forestry, oil and gas, and project cargoes; as well as bulk mineral concentrates, wood chips and pellets, LNG and coal. The port has a combined laydown area of 100 acres (40.4 hectares). 

The wharf construction was completed in August 2015.