Category: News Releases

Port Commission to meet Tuesday, August 26

Board will hold public hearing on comp scheme amendment and consider five action items VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, August 26, to attend to five action items, including a proposed amendment of the port’s Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements and Industrial Development (Comprehensive Scheme). As part… Read more »

Looking up: Growth at the Port of Vancouver USA reflects local, national economy

Things are looking up at the Port of Vancouver USA! Existing cargoes are increasing, we’re seeing a good variety of products moving through the port, and we’re also welcoming some new customers – all signs that reflect an improving economy and have a positive impact on local and regional economic health. Several cargoes in the… Read more »

Port and city collaborate on waterfront utilities project

VANCOUVER, Wash. – During the regularly scheduled August 12 meeting, the Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners authorized CEO Todd Coleman to execute a public works contract with Nutter Corporation for utility work that will serve multiple properties along Vancouver’s waterfront. The infrastructure improvements are a joint effort between the port, the city of Vancouver… Read more »

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the Nord Geranium on her maiden voyage

VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Nord Geranium, commanded by Capt. Kim Aarup of Denmark, on her first voyage to the United States July 29. Capt. Aarup and his 22-member Danish and Filipino crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Aaron Flett, terminal manager with NuStar Energy Corporation,  Gary Martinke, vessel agent with Inchcape… Read more »

Sapa Extrusions receives Port of Vancouver USA Facilities Improvement Award

During the regularly scheduled July 22 Board of Commissioners meeting, the Port of Vancouver USA presented Sapa Extrusions with its 2014 Facilities Improvement Award.  The port selected Sapa because the company surpassed employment and build-out goals and performed exceptional community outreach. Sapa produces aluminum products in all shapes for markets that include the automotive industry,… Read more »

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 »