Port of Vancouver

Port Metro Vancouver in the Canadian province of British Columbia is the busiest port in Canada and the country's primary import gateway. It is also a popular port for shippers that are trying to move goods to consumer markets in the Midwest United States.

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2019 Breakbulk and Heavy-Lift Outlook
Jan 24, 2019 2:00PM EST
2019 Container Shipping Outlook
Feb 14, 2019 2:00PM EST
A truck with cargo at the Port of Los Angeles.
20 Dec 2018
As the initial experience indicates, North American port extended gates adoption, despite increasing container volume and truck congestion, is coming in fits and starts.
Port of Prince Rupert.
18 Dec 2018
The development of a grain transloading facility in western Canada by autumn 2019 will add to the export momentum that is building at Prince Rupert and Vancouver.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
12 Dec 2018
North American ports are implementing extended hours, and a major factor in starting the programs is incontrovertible night trucker demand.
The port of Vancouver.
04 Oct 2018
Dwell times at Vancouver rail facilities are approaching last winter’s levels, when port congestion was the worst in years, but terminal operators say the factors driving the current delays are not a harbinger.
GCT Deltaport intermodal rail.
24 Sep 2018
Vancouver, Canada’s largest container port, until now has been limited in its capacity to grow by a lack of surge capacity at its rail operations, which serve eastern Canada and the US Midwest.
Port of Prince Rupert.
10 Sep 2018
Neither the employers nor the union are saying what contract terms are being negotiated, other than to say these are “normal contract issues," a maritime employers’ association official said.
Port of Vancouver, Canada.
06 Sep 2018
“With the assistance of federal mediators, GCT Canada and ILWU Local 502 reached a tentative five-year collective bargaining agreement,” the terminal operator stated in a release on Thursday.
Port of Prince Rupert.
23 Jul 2018
The Northwest Seaport Alliance argues the market share loss is due to cheaper intermodal rail rates, but Prince Rupert says that is not the case — that two other factors are driving its value proposition.
18 Jul 2018
Shippers express concern about a recent spike in container dwell times in Vancouver, but Global Container Terminals Canada and Canadian National Railway say the fluctuations do not mean things will get worse during peak season.
Port of Vancouver.
27 Jun 2018
Shippers that had cargo delayed at Canada’s west coast ports last winter will monitor that region's ports and railroads to gauge whether service and infrastructure changes have resolved all issues.
The Port of Prince Rupert.
30 May 2018
Ocean carriers, shippers, and other business decision makers have big plans for Canada, where strong container trade growth is expected in the immediate years ahead. The key task now is to fully fund vital infrastructure improvement and expansion projects to maintain that promising momentum.
Port of Vancouver.
24 May 2018
Shippers and other Vancouver trade stakeholders hope precautionary actions by the transportation ministry and terminal operator Global Container Terminals Canada, to increase driver pay rates and shift from a congestion-based appointment charge to a flat fee effective June 1, prevent driver strikes and congestion that have substantially delayed cargo in the past.
Port Metro Vancouver.
17 Apr 2018
With container dwell times back below three days, port stakeholders in Vancouver are now focusing on the issue at hand, which is to marshal assets and share operating strategies so they are not caught flat-footed by a spike in volumes in peak season 2018.
Port Metro Vancouver, Canada.
15 Mar 2018
The review, led by the minister of transport and set for completion next year, also comes amid governmental consideration of privatizing Canadian ports.
The Port of Vancouver, Canada.
02 Mar 2018
The three-month Port of Vancouver meltdown caused by degraded rail service, record cargo volumes, and brutal winter weather appears to be nearing an end, but port users and rail shippers are calling upon the Canadian National Railway and Global Container Terminals Canada to cooperate more closely to prevent future chaos.
Port of Prince Rupert
07 Feb 2018
The delays at the Port of Prince Rupert, and to a lesser degree, Port Metro Vancover, raise a compelling question: can Canadian marine terminals and railroads handle the growing volumes efficiently, especially during peak periods, with reliabilty?
01 Feb 2018
Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Canadian National Railway, and Canadian Pacific Railway are expanding their assets and capacity to prepare for the peak season of 2018 after a troublesome peak last year.
04 Oct 2017
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is also inching closer to creating a single portal for truck appointment systems.
26 Sep 2017
Port officials at Prince Rupert said terminal operator DP World is on schedule to restore dwell times and clearing terminal congestion.
21 Sep 2017
Terminal operator DP World is nearing completion on a $200 million upgrade to its Fairview Container Terminal at Prince Rupert, but remaining construction to landside infrastructure has roiled port productivity.
18 Sep 2017
Landside work, including improvements to the Canadian National Railway connection, has slowed productivity.
01 Sep 2017
In the first six-month phase, the Supply Chain Visibility Project will track grain and fertilizer rail shipments, both carload and containerized.
23 Aug 2017
“Canada is a trading country.”
16 Aug 2017
The new seven-day-a-week service was announced on Aug. 14 after a trial period with Hapag-Lloyd.
10 Aug 2017
Will the vote be remembered as a narrow, ultimately inconsequential act, or a turning point premised on a message to the union leadership that something needs to change?
02 Aug 2017
Washington State’s two senators asked in August 2011 for a study of potential cargo diversions after hearing their states’ ports might be losing business to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
21 Jul 2017
Grosman began his career at Bain & Company.
20 Jul 2017
Pacific Northwest ports believe the true competitive edge will come from faster cargo velocity at the terminals.
04 Jul 2017
“With the big ships now, speed and flexibility are as important as reliability of service,” Gary Fast, associate vice president of international transportation at Canadian Tire, told the JOC Canada Trade Forum in Toronto.
20 Jun 2017
Canadian shippers and the head of Canada’s largest port have argued monetizing the country’s 18 port authorities could increase port user fees, limit public oversight, and threaten investment in waterside infrastructure.
07 May 2017
Vancouver and Prince Rupert are increasing their terminal capacity and improving their cargo-handling efficiency as they look to take additional market share from US West Coast ports.
14 Mar 2017
The evolution of the Port of Vancouver's truck appointment system highlights the delicate walk ahead for US ports.