Port of Vancouver
WESTAC MEMBER SINCE: 1973
"We are proud to be a Sustaining Member of WESTAC, which has enabled us to engage and collaborate with peers from business, labour and government, facilitate candid discussion, and learn from thoughtful speakers."
— Robin Silvester, President & CEO
The Port of Vancouver is the third largest port in North America in terms of total tonnage moved in and out of the port. Were home to 27 major marine cargo terminals, three Class 1 railroads, and a full range of facilities and services to the international shipping community. As the most diversified port in North America, we operate across five business sectors: automobiles, breakbulk, bulk, container and cruise. The port facilitates trade with more than 170 world economies, and handled 138 million tonnes of cargo in 2015 valued at $200 billion. Almost 95 per cent of the ports total volume serves Canadian import and export markets. The port is home to many different enterprises including cargo and cruise terminals, industries requiring tidewater access, shipyards, tugboats, railways, trucks, shipping agents, freight forwarders, suppliers, builders, and administrative agencies. Our deep-sea terminals provide Super Post-Panamax capacity and extensive on-dock rail facilities with virtually no draft restrictions. Our freshwater facilities offer integrated services for the automobile and coastal forest industries, and for short-sea shipping. The Canada Place cruise terminal at the Port of Vancouver serves as homeport for the Vancouver-Alaska cruise industry.