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Subaru_20131017_11-webThe Port of Vancouver USA is home to really interesting stories, from gigantic cranes to mile-long trains. We are the Pacific Northwest gateway to the world, with approximately five million tons of cargo moving across our docks each year, and our top trading partners include Japan, Australia, China, Europe, South Korea and South America.

The port also is home to more than 50 industrial tenants that vary from panel manufactures to electronics recycling and small batch beer malt distribution, and we’re in the midst of the largest transportation improvement effort in the port’s 100-year history –a $275 million rail project that will result in nearly half a billion dollars in private business investment. Sound interesting? Explore our website or contact us to learn more.

Image Library

Nothing brings a story to life like pictures, and the port’s Image Library is a rich gallery of professional photographs depicting port scenes, facilities, executives, commissioners, maritime activities and key projects. Most images are available in both print and digital formats. Just search, choose your desired photo, click on the Download High Resolution Image button, right click on the image and choose, “save image as” function. Photos may be used free of charge—we simply ask that you give credit in the following manner: “Image courtesy of Port of Vancouver USA.”

Location. Location. Location

Located at the natural transportation hub of the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia/Snake River System, the Port of Vancouver USA is an ideal transfer point for cargoes moving to and from the Pacific Rim and the world. Annually, the port handles more than 500 ocean-going vessels, as well as river barges, with a total cargo volume exceeding 5 million metric tons.   Download High Resolution Image POV-aerial

Centennial Industrial Park Overview

Centennial Industrial Park includes more than 100 acres of light industrial property, and is expected to generate up to 1,000 new jobs when fully developed. Currently, 58 shovel ready acres are available for sale or short-or long-term lease, and ideal for light industry, advanced manufacturing and supply-chain support. Download High Resolution ImagePOV-CIP-overview_2013-850w  

Centennial Industrial Park Cul-de-sacs

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Centennial Industrial Park Artist Rendering

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West Vancouver Freight Access

Rail workers build the corridor section of the Port of Vancouver’s West Vancouver Freight Access Project, which is projected for completion in 2017. Download High Resolution Image POV-P9_railworkers850w

Marine Terminals

A grain ship is docked at the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 2, one of the port’s five marine terminals. Download High Resolution Image port

Terminal 5 Rail Loop Track

As part of the ongoing West Vancouver Freight Access project, crews built a state-of-the-industry rail loop track, which adds approximately 2,450 feet of new track and the ability to handle 120 rail cars at the new facility. Download High Resolution Image POV_T5-2010_850w

Terminal 5 Rail Loop Track Looking Southwest

As part of the ongoing West Vancouver Freight Access project, crews built a state-of-the-industry rail loop track, which adds approximately 2,450 feet of new track and the ability to handle 120 rail cars at the new facility. Download High Resolution ImagePOV-T5-M5_850w

Safety

Rail workers wear hard hats, vests and eye protection while working on the Terminal, demonstrating that safety is the port’s top priority. Download High Resolution Image POV-P9-workers_2012_850w

Wind Energy

The Port of Vancouver is a global leader in the importing of wind energy components and is a gateway for large modularized components for the oil and gas industry via the Columbia Snake River System into North America. Download High Resolution Image POV-2cranes-towers_2011_850w

Strategic Advantages

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. Here, the port’s rail system exports goods bound for the Midwest. Download High Resolution Image POV-T5-loop850w

Heavy Lift

The Port of Vancouver has a proven track record for handling project cargo. The port’s two Liebherr mobile harbor cranes can operate at any break bulk berth at the port and have a lifting capacity of 140 metric tons each. Together, the cranes can lift an impressive 210 metric tons. Download High Resolution Image POV-heavyliftmodules_2010_850w

Environmental Programs

Two Port of Vancouver employees have recently invented an innovative stormwater treatment system in response to zinc pollution in stormwater from galvanized metal roofs and downspouts on the Terminal. Matt Graves, port environmental manager, and Mary Mattix, port environmental program manager call the new stormwater system the Grattix, an effective stormwater treatment system small enough to cater to 13 individual downspouts within the port Terminal. Download High Resolution Image POV-GRATTIX-2013_850w

River, Road and Rail

The Port of Vancouver’s multi-modal access to and from the Pacific Rim and into and out of North America reduces overall transportation costs to its customers. The port has also invested in infrastructure to support existing customers and new growth potential—from utilities and rail, to docks and handling equipment. Download High Resolution Image POV-blade-street_2011_850w

 Wetland Mitigation Bank

The first of its kind in Clark County, the 154-acre Columbia River Wetland Mitigation Bank provides a highly effective way to preserve valuable habitat and ensure responsible development by improving wetlands in the Lower Columbia River watershed. Download High Resolution Image POV-wetland-bank_2011_850w

Project Cargo

The port’s two Liebherr mobile harbor cranes can operate at any break bulk berth at the port and have a lifting capacity of 140 metric tons each. Together, the cranes can lift 210 metric tons. Download High Resolution Image POV-Vblades-2Cranes_2011_850w

Industrial Facilities

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. Download High Resolution Image POV-rail-cars-east-2011_850w

Subaru and Terminal 4

The Port of Vancouver is one of Subaru of America’s three ports of entry in the United States, and receives approximately 50,000 Subaru vehicles annually. Download High Resolution Image POV-RigelLeader_2012_850w

Break Bulk

The Port of Vancouver USA handles many types of break bulk cargo, including steel, pulp, plywood, aluminum, trucks, forest products, containers and yachts. Download High Resolution Image POV-pulp_2012_850w

Mineral Bulk

The Port of Vancouver USA receives various types of mineral bulk cargo, including bentonite clay, copper concentrate and bauxite. Download High Resolution Image POV-bentonite-clay-2007-850w

Grain

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 Download High Resolution Image POV-Mykali_2011_850w