Category: News Releases

Port of Vancouver USA waterfront workshop scheduled for May 26

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Join the Port of Vancouver USA and its consultant, NBBJ, for a waterfront workshop on Tuesday, May 26. The board will meet at its regularly scheduled time, 9:30 a.m., to attend to action items and routine port business. The board meeting will recess at noon for a public workshop on the port’s… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA receives fifth consecutive clean audit

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA received its fifth consecutive clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) on April 27. The audit period was from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014. No deficiencies were found. In its report to the port’s Board of Commissioners, the SAO complimented port management and… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA: Pass the Crude-By-Rail Safety Act of 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners passed a resolution today, reaffirming the port’s commitment to safety and supporting passage of the Crude-By-Rail Safety Act of 2015. The resolution, passed unanimously at the board’s regularly scheduled April 28 meeting, urges passage of federal regulation and legislation that would help crude oil… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA selects consultant for waterfront master plan

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA has selected consultant NBBJ to head up a master planning effort to transform 13 acres of historic waterfront property along the Columbia River. The port’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved selection of the Seattle-based consultant during its regularly scheduled meeting April 14. NBBJ was founded in 1943… Read more »

2014 historic year for revenue, tonnage at the Port of Vancouver USA

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Hard work and strategic investments during the nation’s continued economic recovery helped the Port of Vancouver USA make 2014 the best revenue and tonnage year in its 103-year history. The port reported a record $37.5 million in operating revenue in 2014, an increase of 25 percent over 2013. Tonnage – total import… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA approves sale of 18.9 acres to Sunlight Supply Inc.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners on Feb. 10 unanimously approved selling 18.9 acres of prime light-industrial property to Sunlight Supply Inc./National Garden Wholesale. The Vancouver-based company and port tenant is planning to build a 285,000-square-foot facility at the port’s Centennial Industrial Park. The facility would be Sunlight’s corporate headquarters… Read more »

M/T Silver Hague calls the Port of Vancouver USA on her maiden voyage

VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/T Silver Hague, commanded by Capt. Sergey Degtyaryov of Russia, on her maiden voyage Monday, Feb. 2. Capt. Degtyaryov and his 21-member crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Atsuo Utsumi, Inchcape Shipping Services Port Manager; Aaron Flett, NuStar Energy Terminal Manager; Greg Murphy, NuStar Energy Supervisor; Steve… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes August Oldendorff on her maiden voyage

VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the August Oldendorff, commanded by Capt. Leszek T. Sagin of Poland, on her maiden voyage Feb. 2, 2015. Capt. Leszek and his 22-member crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Chris Cummins, agent representing Pacific Northwest Ship & Cargo; Jenny Baker, Superintendent for Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals; Kent Cash,… Read more »

Join a Port of Vancouver USA tour and discover the excitement and diversity of Washington’s third oldest port

VANCOUVER, Wash. —The most common remark we hear from people learning about the Port of Vancouver USA is, “I had no idea!” There’s a lot going on at Washington’s third oldest port, and now there are six opportunities to see the port in action this year. Our free, two-hour public tours showcase many of the… Read more »

Port approves 10-year lease extension with Northwest Packing Co.

VANCOUVER, Wash. —Port of Vancouver USA commissioners approved a 10-year lease extension with Northwest Packing Co. on Jan. 13 that could keep the longtime Clark County business in Vancouver through 2024. “I’m pleased,” said Commission President Nancy Baker. “Keeping Northwest Pack here in this community is valuable to our community and valuable to the port,… Read more »