Category: News Releases

Study shows very low risk of derailment on new rail entrance (VIDEO)

(VIDEO) VANCOUVER, Wash. – Representatives from a world-renowned rail safety organization told port commissioners today that based on extensive analysis of the port’s rail infrastructure and the port’s willingness to invest in additional safety enhancements, there is a very low potential for derailment of trains as they enter the Port of Vancouver USA. TÜV Rheinland… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the M/V Alam Sinar on her maiden voyage

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the M/V Alam Sinar on her maiden voyage  VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V Alam Sinar commanded by Capt. Arturo A. Lobigas of the Philippines on her maiden voyage to the United States on Feb. 11, 2014.  Lobigas and his 19-member Filipino crew were welcomed to Vancouver… Read more »

WSU and Port Partner on Leadership Training

VANCOUVER, Wash. – During today’s board meeting (January 14, 2014), port commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with Washington State University Vancouver to provide executive training to leaders within the port. “As we work to fulfill our mission to provide economic benefit through leadership, stewardship and partnership, it’s essential that we offer professional development opportunities to… Read more »

Judge Sides with Port on SEPA Claim

Tesoro-Savage project allowed to move forward in environmental review process VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark County Superior Court Judge David E. Gregerson today ruled that the Port of Vancouver USA did not violate the state’s Environmental Policy Act as alleged by several environmental organizations, and entered summary judgment against the plaintiffs’ request for injunctive relief. This… Read more »

Port Commission approves lease with Tesoro Savage

VANCOUVER, Wash. –The Port of Vancouver USA announced today that its Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a 10-year lease with the Tesoro Savage Petroleum Terminal (TSPT) for a crude oil handling facility at the port. The lease approved during today’s meeting was the same document that was approved by the commission on July 23, 2013…. Read more »

Port Commission to hold Budget Workshop on October 21

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners will meet to discuss the port’s 2014 budget at a workshop this coming Monday, October 21, beginning at 9 a.m. at the port’s administrative office, located at 3103 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver. The budget workshop is open to the public, although no official… Read more »

Commission to meet October 22, agenda includes possible lease with Tesoro Savage Petroleum Terminal

VANCOUVER, Wash. –The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, October 22, to attend to five action items, including consideration of a lease with the Tesoro Savage Petroleum Terminal, approval of the port’s preliminary budget for 2014, the awarding of two public works contracts, and commissioner compensation. Click here for a complete agenda… Read more »

Port begins critical phase of new rail entrance

VANCOUVER, Wash. – On July 29 the Port of Vancouver USA began phase two construction of one of the most innovative projects in its 100-year-history, the construction of a piling-supported, watertight trench that will support a new grade separated rail entrance into the port. Considered the crown jewel of the West Vancouver Freight Access (WVFA)… Read more »

Port to add bike paths on Lower River Road

VANCOUVER, Wash. –The Port of Vancouver USA was awarded two grants from the Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), which funds projects that support safe and efficient alternative transportation, such as bike and pedestrian paths. These grants, awarded in July of this year, total just over $350,000, and will allow the port to accelerate plans to provide… Read more »

Port Commission approves lease with Tesoro-Savage

VANCOUVER, Wash. –The Port of Vancouver USA announced today that its Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a 10-year lease with the Tesoro-Savage Joint Venture (TSJV) for a crude oil handling facility at the port. The project, proposed by the port’s longtime tenant Tesoro in partnership with the logistics company Savage, will bring North American crude… Read more »