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  November 23rd, 2016 | Written by

Port of Vancouver USA Seeking Operator for Terminal 5

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  • An existing fixed dock is located at Vancouver's Terminal 5 and a nearby floating dock is at Terminal 4.
  • Vancouver's Terminal 5 has acreage for autos, laydown space, and rail access.
  • Vancouver's Terminal 5 is ideal for a mineral bulk or auto facility.

The Port of Vancouver USA, located in the state of Washington, is seeking statements of interest from firms interested in designing, permitting, constructing and operating a high-volume marine terminal facility at the port’s Terminal 5.

Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.

The available property features approximately 40 acres in the southern portion of Terminal 5, one of the port’s rail-served terminals on the Columbia River.

With an existing fixed dock at Terminal 5 and nearby floating dock at Terminal 4 for autos, plenty of laydown space, high-efficiency rail access and the option to easily add additional rail, the site is ideal for a mineral bulk or auto facility.

“Terminal 5 is a very unique property on the U.S. West Coast,” said port Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Alastair Smith. “The access to river, road, and rail is unparalleled. You have the 43 foot-deep Columbia River shipping channel, high-capacity rail, and excellent surface transportation access for local as well as interstate deliveries. There’s a lot of possibility in this site and we look forward to hearing from firms interested in partnering with us to grow their business in our community.”

Terminal 5 is served by a loop track completed in 2010 as part of the port’s $275 million West Vancouver Freight Access project (WVFA). WVFA is nearly complete and will allow the port to handle up to 400,000 rail cars annually by 2018.

Located at the hub of the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia-Snake River System, the Port of Vancouver USA is a deep-water port that has five marine terminals and 13 berths that handle more than 400 ocean-going vessels and river barges annually, with a total cargo volume of nearly seven-million metric tons.

The port’s strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, and a dependable labor force.