HOLIDAY CLOSURE – CESAR CHAVEZ’S BIRTHDAY – March 31 – The Port of Vancouver USA will be closed for receipt and delivery of cargo on Friday, March 31 in observance of Cesar Chavez’s birthday. This is a longshore holiday in accordance with applicable ILWU/PMA labor agreements and overtime rates will apply. Vessel activity and other port business will not be interrupted.
Global Gateway Positioning
The Port of Vancouver’s easy, multi-modal access to and from the Pacific Rim and into and out of North America reduces overall transportation costs to our customers.
Ready-to-Go Industrial Inventory
Currently the port has approximately 800 acres dedicated to marine and industrial use that provide over 3 million square feet of buildings, land and facilities for the more than 50 tenants located at the port.
Infrastructure in Place
We know location isn’t everything. That’s why we’ve invested in the infrastructure, to support existing customers and new growth potential—from utilities and rail, to docks and handling equipment. Our 24/7 professional security force and secure facilities are equipped with the latest in energy efficient lighting. Our fiber optic connections reach around the globe. At every level, across our operations, the port has invested millions of dollars in state-of-the-art, modern facilities.
Existing Port Tenants and Customers
Being located in close proximity to other businesses offers a natural supply-chain advantage. As well, there are efficiencies and synergies created from port “business clusters,” offering value to potential port tenants and customers. More than 50 port customers and tenants, with a diverse portfolio of operations and networks, stand ready to welcome you to the neighborhood.
Our experienced professional staff offers adjunct support to any port customer’s network and resource pool. Staff capabilities include expertise in the areas of marketing, environmental permitting, development and project delivery, communications and media relations, transportation and logistics services, and governmental and community affairs.
“We Can—Can Do” Partnership Culture
At the port, we approach every opportunity as a partnership, a philosophy that has earned Port of Vancouver USA the title of the “We Can and Can Do” port. Through creativity, agility and professional partnerships, the port is able to deliver an atmosphere that grows and supports business.
Alternative Funding Sources
Especially significant in today’s economy is the port’s ability to access various funding sources for project developments that need an added boost. Alternatives that exist for qualifying port projects include revenue bond financing, the New Markets Tax Credit Program, and industrial development corporation bond financing, among others.
The Port of Vancouver, teamed with the city of Vancouver, Clark County and the State of Washington are all working together to make Vancouver the best place to do business and live. These strong relationships help provide both existing and new tenants and customers with a “one-stop” approach to creating and maximizing opportunities.
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