Canada Post’s brand new state-of-the-art 65,000-square-metre Pacific Processing Centre (PPC) Sea Island facility is now open.
As part of a nationwide postal transformation effort, which began in 2008, Canada Post relocated its operations from both the Vancouver Mail Processing Plant at West Georgia Street and the Vancouver Parcel Distribution Centre at No. 6 Road, Richmond, into the new facility.
Canada Post invested $200-million in the new multi-purpose processing facility and related equipment. The plant, located on Ferguson Road, processes letters, parcels, packets and advertising mail under one roof.
Building a processing facility at the YVR Sea Island location was a strategic decision that was made to improve Canada Post’s access to vital transportation links and open the way for synergies with the airlines and the cargo community already located there.
Vancouver is one of three international access points for Canada Post and plays an increasingly important role in facilitating trade with Asian countries. With its international role, the PPC facility will house a Canada Border Services Agency operation to better serve western Canadians.
The new postal facility was built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards to take up as small an ecological footprint as possible.