The Roberts Bank Superport handles coal from British Columbia's interior, delivered on BCR track then transferred to cargo ships or barges. Construction began on the $250-million Roberts Bank Superport in 1968. By 1983 it had become a 113-hectare island with several ship basins, joined to the mainland by a narrow causeway. A large percentage of the Port of Vancouver's annual tonnage moves through this port, located about 20 miles south of the city.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office