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Capacity, Access and Accommodation.

 The Port of Vancouver USA’s five terminals and 13 berths lie at the terminus of the Columbia River’s 43-foot, deep-draft shipping channel, creating an international transportation gateway. Two major North American railroad lines converge here. Primary freight arterials of the U.S. Interstate Highway network run north, east and south. 610,000 square feet of waterfront warehousing means ample storage space for cargo. Two Liebherr mobile harbor cranes—each with a lift capacity of 140 metric tons—make us the West Coast experts in break bulk and heavy lift cargo. And topping it off? Our exceptional customer service, including relationships with key resources in the logistics chain, helps us meet your shipping requirements with smart, fast, efficient and safe solutions. 


The Port of Vancouver USA is primarily a bulk import and export facility with dedicated facilities for specific commodities, such as grain, soy beans, corn, mineral ores, concentrates, fertilizers, clays, bauxite and agricultural commodities. Other bulk commodities are handled on a case-by-case basis.


Terminal 2: Grain Elevator WharfNewGeneral-091511_0248

  • Dock Length: 715 lineal feet
  • Dock Height: 30 feet
  • Berth Depth: 43 feet (CRD)*

The grain terminal is owned by the port and leased and operated by United Grain Corporation. The facility consists of a 715-foot dock and a barge dock that allows simultaneous barge off-loading at a rate of 1,088 metric tons per hour, and a vessel-loading rate of 2,177 metric tons per hour. The elevator has storage capacity for five million bushels, with more than 250 silos for segregating wheat, soybeans and corn types at the facility.

United Grain Corporation is the largest wheat exporting elevator on the U.S. West Coast. Due to continual expansion and upgrading of the elevator, originally built in 1934, the company is among the most efficient handlers of grain in the world.


dry-bulk_KinderMorganTerminal 2, Berth 7: Dry Bulk Export Dock

  • Dock Length: 800 lineal feet
  • Dock Height: 30 feet
  • Berth Depth: 43 feet (CRD)*

This dry bulk dock is capable of exporting a broad range of heavy mineral bulk commodities quickly and efficiently using a specialized conveyor system.

 We have all the equipment to get the job done: a bottom dump pit and covered conveyor system with direct transfer from railcar to vessel suitable for handling iron ore. In addition, our 160,000-square-foot bulk sheds, portable conveyors and hoppers, front-end loaders and dump trucks make the port a perfect transshipment location for a wide variety of dry bulk goods. The port’s bulk facility is operated by Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, Inc.


liquid-bulk_TesoroTerminal 2, Berth 5: Liquid Bulk Dock

  • Dock Length: 400 lineal feet
  • Dock Height: 34.5 feet
  • Berth Depth: 41 feet (CRD)*

The liquid bulk dock is owned by the port, and operated by NuStar Energy L.P. and Tesoro Logistics. It has three pipelines from the dock to several storage tank farms, with a total capacity of over three million barrels. This dock routinely handles jet fuel, caustic soda, methanol, diesel and other petroleum products.


Terminal 2, Berth 2: Bulk Scrap Export Terminal2-PCS-2013

  • Dock Length: 550 lineal feet
  • Dock Height: 30 feet
  • Berth Depth: 43 feet (CRD)*

This bulk scrap export dock is a state-of-the-art, environmentally compliant facility that handles many types of scrap commodities.


Terminal 5

  • Used for long-term storage
  • Used for rail loading POV_T5-2010
  • Site of future potash export facility

*Channel depth information as provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.