Category: News Releases

Subaru delivers one-millionth car to Port of Vancouver USA

 VANCOUVER, Wash. – A red, balloon-bedecked 2015 Forester had the honor of being the one-millionth Subaru vehicle to cross the docks at the Port of Vancouver USA. The SUV was one of 2,077 vehicles arriving Sunday, July 13, after a two-week journey from Japan. Representatives with the port, Subaru of America and multiple logistics partners,… Read more »

Port able to market prime property at Terminal 5 as BHP Billiton exclusivity agreement expires

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA allowed an agreement that held nearly 100 acres at the port’s Terminal 5 for BHP Billiton’s exclusive use to expire as of June 16. The property was selected by BHP Billiton in 2010 as its preferred site for a potash export facility to support the development of… Read more »

Commission approves remediation settlement with Nustar

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA announced on January 24, 2014 that the commission has approved a remediation agreement between the port and Nustar Terminals Serives, Inc. and Nustar Terminals Operations Partnership L.P. to address contamination located on Nustar’s leasehold.  Nustar’s predecessors handled bulk chlorinated solvents that resulted in releases to the environment. The… Read more »

Port receives clean 2013 audit

On April 17, 2014 the Washington State Auditor’s Office released an official audit for the Port of Vancouver USA. The independent audit found the port to be in compliance in all areas of financial reporting, including federal laws and regulations. The Port of Vancouver was also the first port in Washington to complete its 2013… Read more »

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 »