Category: News Releases

New Port of Vancouver USA rail entrance wins Engineering Excellence Award

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA’s new rail entrance won a 2016 Engineering Excellence Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Oregon.The rail entrance is a watertight, grade-separated concrete trench along the Columbia River. Part of the port’s West Vancouver Freight Access project, the trench reduces regional rail congestion by… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA evaluating Terminal 1 for new headquarters

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA is analyzing its Terminal 1 waterfront redevelopment as the potential site for its new headquarters.The port plans to be an anchor for a new 85,000 square-foot office building, occupying approximately 25,000 square feet on one or two floors.“We’re excited about the opportunities,” said port CEO Todd Coleman…. Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA submits comments on Vancouver Energy DEIS

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA today submitted its formal comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed oil transfer facility at the port.Known as Vancouver Energy, the proposed facility would bring up to 360,000 barrels of North American crude oil by rail to the port daily. The oil would then… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA hosting eight public tours in 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA is hosting eight public tours in 2016 – two more than in 2015 – due to the popularity of these informative excursions.“Every tour in 2015 had a waiting list, and not everyone who wanted to see the port was able to,” said port Chief External Affairs Officer… Read more »

Eric LaBrant sworn in as Port of Vancouver USA commissioner Dec. 28

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Eric LaBrant was sworn in as a Port of Vancouver USA commissioner at 4:37 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28.Mr. LaBrant was sworn in by Port of Vancouver Commissioner Brian Wolfe, who is a notary public, during a short reception at the port’s Terminal One on the downtown Vancouver waterfront.“I look forward to working… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA, community celebrate Commissioner Nancy Baker

Mrs. Baker retires after 26 years of extraordinary service to port industry and communityVANCOUVER, Wash. – Commissioner Nancy Baker presided over a packed house Dec. 22 for her final board meeting at the Port of Vancouver USA.Commissioner Baker, who was elected in 2003 as the port’s first female commissioner, served the port for a total… Read more »

Boise Cascade signs on for another 12 years with the Port of Vancouver USA

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution LLC has renewed its lease with the Port of Vancouver USA for at least another 12 years. The long-time port tenant will continue leasing 20 acres and 77,600 square feet of industrial space, and maintain employment for 53 full-time workers.The lease was unanimously approved by the port’s… Read more »

Open house with a view: See waterfront renderings, Christmas Ships at Port of Vancouver open house Dec. 8

VANCOUVER, Wash. – View beautiful conceptual drawings for the redevelopment of Terminal One and enjoy a local tradition – the Christmas Ships – at a Dec. 8 Port of Vancouver USA open house on the waterfront.What:     Open house for Terminal One redevelopment conceptWhen:     Tuesday, Dec. 8, 5:30 to 9 p.m. (stop by anytime)Where:   Former The… Read more »

Port conducting thorough review of Vancouver Energy Draft Environmental Impact Statement

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) today released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed crude oil transload facility at the Port of Vancouver USA.Known as Vancouver Energy, the proposed facility would bring up to 360,000 barrels of North American crude oil by rail to the port daily…. Read more »

Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners approves 2016 budget

Tax levy will be held steady for fourth year in a rowVANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the port’s tax levy and 2016 budget during today’s regularly scheduled board meeting.The commission voted to hold the port levy steady for the fourth year in a row. Since assessed values… Read more »