UPDATED 3/26: 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.
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
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 2,000 metric tons per hour. The elevator has the largest storage capacity on the U.S. West Coast at 220,000 metric tons (8.3 million bushels) with an annual handling capacity of 5 million tons. With more than 290 silos for segregating wheat, soybeans and corn types, the terminal is able to accommodate any kind of quality requirements from overseas buyers.
United Grain Corporation’s elevator at the port is the largest one on the U.S. West Coast. Due to continual expansion and upgrading of the facility, originally built in 1934, the company is among the most efficient handlers of grain in the world.
Terminal 2, Berth 7: Dry Bulk Export Dock
This dry bulk dock is capable of exporting a broad range of heavy mineral bulk commodities quickly and efficiently using a telescoping conveyor system.
Capabilities: Direct transfer from rail to storage, bottom dump or top unloading. Features: 124,616 square-foot covered bulk storage with telescoping conveyor loader with outboard reach of 60 feet. The port’s bulk facility is operated by Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, Inc.
Terminal 2, Berth 2: Bulk Scrap Export & Heavy Lift
This bulk scrap export dock is a state-of-the-art, environmentally compliant facility that handles many types of scrap commodities.
Terminal 2, Berth 5: Liquid Bulk Dock
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 3 million barrels. This dock routinely handles jet fuel, caustic soda, methanol, diesel and other petroleum products.
*Channel depth information as provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
For questions regarding bulk cargos, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-693-3611