Category: News Releases

No new taxes: Port commission again chooses to hold levy steady

Budget for 2015 also includes significant revenue increase, capital investments VANCOUVER, Wash. – For the third year in a row, the Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners has chosen not to take the one percent tax increase ports are allowed annually under Washington state law. The board’s Nov. 18 decision keeps the amount of… Read more »

Port begins final phase of West Vancouver Freight Access rail projects

Millions in rail congestion relief delivered early and under budget VANCOUVER, Wash.—The final elements in a decade-long, $275 million effort to improve rail movement at the Port of Vancouver USA are moving toward construction. The port’s Board of Commissioners in October authorized a $1.6 million construction contract with Railworks Track Systems of Chehalis, Washington. The… Read more »

Northwest Packing Co. will remain at Port of Vancouver USA

VANCOUVER, Wash. — After more than three years of negotiations, the Port of Vancouver USA and Northwest Packing Co. have agreed on terms and conditions necessary to extend the company’s lease for an additional 25 years, keeping the longtime tenant at the port for the foreseeable future. “We couldn’t be more pleased,” said port CEO… Read more »

Port commission to vote on 2015 budget Nov. 18

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Nov. 18, to consider approval of the port’s 2015 budget. Open session begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Commission Room at the port’s administrative office, 3103 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver. The port will hold a public hearing on the proposed… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes Kypros Unity on her maiden voyage

VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Kypros Unity, commanded by Capt. Wilfredo F. Itable of Cyprus, on her maiden voyage Oct. 28. Capt. Itable and his 20-member Filipino crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Keith Anderson and Curtis Williams of United Grain Corp., Beth Sanchez of Transmarine Navigation, and Ken Mishler of the… Read more »

Port Commission budget workshop scheduled for Oct. 27

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners will meet to discuss the port’s 2015 budget at a workshop on Monday, Oct. 27. The workshop, which begins at 9 a.m., will be held at the port administrative office, 3103 Northwest Lower River Road. It is open to the public, but no official… Read more »

M/V Jobst Oldendorff calls the Port of Vancouver USA on her maiden voyage

 VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V Jobst Oldendorff, commanded by Capt. Baisie of Ghana, on her maiden voyage Oct. 16. Capt. Baisie and his 21-member multinational crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Oldendorff Port Captain Russell D’Souza , Chris Cummins and Sandra Avila of Pacific NorthWest Ship & Cargo Services, Noa Lidstone… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA approves sale of 9.6 acres to steel manufacturer Maruichi Northwest

VANCOUVER, Wash. – An advanced manufacturing facility is poised to be the first development in the Port of Vancouver USA’s Centennial Industrial Park (CIP), a prime light-industrial site in southwestern Clark County. The port’s Board of Commissioners approved the sale of 9.6 acres in CIP to Maruichi Northwest in its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Oct…. Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA recognizes Cadet as 2013 Tenant of the Year

Sustainability, community involvement and an employee-centered culture were just three of the reasons the Port of Vancouver USA presented Cadet with its 2013 Tenant of the Year award on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Commission president Brian Wolfe presented the award to Cadet during the port’s regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting. He congratulated the company and… Read more »

Port takes another step forward in waterfront development

At their August 26 meeting, Port of Vancouver USA commissioners paved the way for further development of Vancouver’s waterfront by unanimously approving two agreements related to port property occupied by Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. “I am so pleased that we’ve reached agreement on next steps,” said port Commissioner Nancy Baker. “One of… Read more »