The Port of Vancouver USA has been a part of our community since 1912 whose primary role is being an economic engine and job creator. The Port currently occupies a total of 2,127 acres with more than 800 developed acres and over 600 acres available for future development. Port property is developed for maritime trade and industrial businesses that provide family-wage jobs, revenue for local and regional public services, and a vital connection to the international marketplace. There is 610,000 sq. ft. of waterfront warehousing and two mobile harbor cranes for break bulk ad heavy lift cargo. This deep-water, international transportation gateway has five marine terminals and 13 berths that handle more than 400 ocean-going vessels and river barges, with a total cargo volume exceeding 7 million metric tons, annually. Two major North American railroad lines converge at the Port, as well as primary freight arterials of the U.S. Interstate Highway network. There are more than 57 miles of track, currently handling 60,000 railcars per year, with the ability to handle 300,000 railcars. As of 2017, more than 50 tenants occupy part of over 2 million square feet of warehouse space. The Port even has the ability to help prospective tenants find funding sources for project development, such as the use of the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program.
Commissioners are responsible for setting policy for the Port as a public agency, hiring the CEO who is responsible for implementation of policy as well as managing operations, oversight to ensure progress is on track, and directing staff based on community suggestions. The end result should be success in furthering positive impact in our community with more family-wage jobs and greater opportunities for business to invest in the future.
West Vancouver Freight Access (WVFA)
Centennial Industrial Park