The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) and San Group Incorporated (San Group) have reached an agreement for the operation of PAPA’s Port Alberni Shipping Terminals’ Berth 3 dock and adjacent land facilities. Under the agreement San Group, which is British Columbia’s largest and premier value-added wood products manufacturer, will operate the shipping activities of Berth 3 and invest more than $15 million in various facilities and equipment upgrades, such as storage silos and dockside cranes. PAPA will support the operational transition over the next year by providing expertise while San Group will immediately begin work to improve the operational efficiencies of the facility required to meet the company’s increasing export needs and the additional shipping opportunities available in the evolving post-pandemic global marketplace.