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Vancouver Could Handle More Kinder Morgan Oil, Port CEO Says

Vancouver would be able to handle larger tankers that could receive crude oil from an expanded Kinder Morgan Inc. pipeline, allowing Canada to boost energy shipments to Asia, the head of the city’s port authority said.

Canada’s largest port has already expanded from handling Panamax-sized ships to partly-laden Aframax vessels, and is studying so-called Suezmax tankers, Port Metro Vancouver head Robin Silvester, 43, said in an interview yesterday in Bloomberg’s Ottawa newsroom. The ship names are linked to the size of waterways they can pass through.