MARCH 31: To help control the spread of COVID-19, Port of Vancouver USA’s administrative office will be closed through April 24, 2020. Port terminal operations are not affected by this office closure. We will continue to provide updates as we adapt to this evolving situation. Click here to view our COVID-19 FAQ Response page.
HOLIDAY CLOSURE – CESAR CHAVEZ’S BIRTHDAY – March 31 – The Port of Vancouver USA will be closed for receipt and delivery of cargo on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in observance of Cesar Chavez’s Birthday. This day is considered a longshore holiday in accordance with applicable ILWU/PMA labor agreements, and overtime rates will apply. Vessel activity will not be interrupted.
A balance of economic, environment and community is central to our culture and we approached our new Strategic Plan with an eye on robust public engagement. Throughout the process, we reached out to more than 100 stakeholder groups, including business and labor partners, tenants, staff and community organizations; convened four advisory panels; interviewed a broad cross-section of our community; held seven public workshops and two public open houses; and reviewed hundreds of public comments. The result of this thoughtful process is a Strategic Plan that balances the core work and purpose of a port – providing sustainable economic benefit to the community – with the vital need for a healthy environment.
Our Strategic Plan demonstrates our continued dedication to leadership, stewardship and partnership while reflecting the input and expectations of our community, and its intent is perhaps best captured in our new vision statement: “Our port builds a community connected to a world of economic opportunity that supports a healthy environment, trade and living-wage jobs.”
Our port builds a community connected to a world of economic opportunity that supports a healthy environment, trade and living-wage jobs
The port’s mission is to provide economic benefit to our community through leadership, stewardship and partnership in marine, industrial and waterfront development.