Despite the serious impact of the fire, Squamish Terminals has resumed operations, said Kim Stegeman-Lowe, the vice-president of operations at the Squamish Terminals.
“Although working with only one dock does present some logistical challenges we will be able to handle our current cargo volumes and we have no plans to lay-off any of our employees,” she said in a media advisory issued by the Terminals.
The Terminals long-term plan is to rebuild the dock, but timing of the rebuild is not yet known. It will be built to current industry standards (i.e. not wood pilings).
“We are working with our insurance company to assess the full damage and cost impact of the fire, including costs associated with emergency response efforts that Squamish Terminals will be responsible for reimbursing to the various agencies,” she said.
The Unified Environmental Response lead team includes Squamish Terminals, BC Ministry of Environment, District of Squamish and Squamish Nation. The Unified Environmental Response team continues to work with Vancouver Coastal Health, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, and other agencies to address the full scope and needs of the response to the dock fire.
The Terminals team thanked its employees, District of Squamish, Squamish Fire, Squamish Nation, Vancouver Coastal Health, Ministry of Environment, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, and other agencies for their assistance responding to the dock fire.