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Port of Vancouver USA Confirms Record-Breaking Shipment

Port of Vancouver USA Confirms Record-Breaking Shipment

Port of Vancouver USA confirmed the receipt of a record-breaking, single shipment of Vestas blades on June 24. A total of 198 wind turbine blades measuring 161 feet represent the largest single shipment in Vestas history.

“The port is uniquely qualified to handle these types of projects,” said Chief Commercial Officer Alex Strogen. “Our heavy lift mobile cranes, acres of laydown space, highly-skilled workforce, and dedication to renewable energy make the Port of Vancouver the perfect port for receiving wind energy components.”

“We are grateful for our partners including ILWU Local 4Local 40 and Local 92,” said  Strogen. “We also thank the hard work of Jones StevedoringTransmarineand Combi Dock. Their talent, expertise and hard work are integral to the port’s continued commercial success.”

PacifiCorp and Vestas provided joint efforts in the record-setting shipment, as the blades were transported to the port’s Terminal 5 laydown area where they will then be transported via truck to re-power turbines at the Marengo wind farm in Washington.

Thanks to added efforts by logistics industry stakeholders High, Wide, Heavy Corridor Coalition, Port of Vancouver USA is able to continue supporting needed equipment and infrastructure needs within the wind energy components sector.

“We’re excited to bring this upgrade to the Marengo Wind Project near Dayton, a town that’s helping to grow clean, renewable energy right here in our region,” said Tim Hemstreet, Managing Director for Renewable Energy at PacifiCorp. “By using the latest technology to repower these existing wind turbines, we’re able to deliver to our customers a boost of clean, wind energy while keeping energy costs low.” 

Source: Port of Vancouver

Port of Vancouver Reports 8.1 Million Metric Tons of Cargo Tonnage in 2018

The Port of Vancouver released information this week confirming successful numbers in 2018, from cargo tonnage to imports and exports. The port also confirmed it anticipates additional growth in 2019 with autos, steel, minerals, wind energy components and grain.

Total imports were reported with a 6.2 percent increase, while exports showed a 8.7 percent overall growth rate in 2018 thanks to an increase in corn and copper concentrate exports following increased demand in Asia.

The port also confirmed 8.1 million metric tons of record-breaking cargo tonnage, making it the fifth consecutive year of record-breaking cargo tonnage and contributed to increased operating revenue.

“By continuing to invest in critical infrastructure and diversifying our portfolio of cargoes and customers, we were able to deliver another record year during a time of significant uncertainty in global trade,” said port CEO Julianna Marler. “It’s a testament to the hard work of our staff, customers and labor partners, whose daily efforts keep cargoes moving and lend vitality and stability to our local and regional economies.”

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ACEC Oregon Recognizes Port of Vancouver’s WVFA for Engineering Excellence Award

Following the completion of the Port of Vancouver’s decade-long West Vancouver Freight Access (WVFA) project, the America Council of Engineering Companies presented the port with this year’s Engineering Excellence Grand Award.

The $251 million project included a new port rail entrance along with 21 sub-projects and expanding the port’s rail corridor. The WVFA project award represents one of the four projects recognized for the Southern Washington and Northern Oregon regions.

“The WVFA has been the recipient of several American awards as well as one international award, and we should all be proud of our involvement in the project,” said Director of Engineering and Project Delivery Monty Edberg. “I can say that pretty much everyone on our staff has been involved in this project. And I think we need to recognize the commission’s role in this, too. Because of your steadfastness – your stick-to-itiveness with this project – and your vision, I’d like to present the Board of Commissioners with…our Grand Award for 2019.”

The “Project of the Year” award went to  City of Vancouver’s Waterfront Park.

Source: Port of Vancouver USA


Washington state’s Port of Vancouver on Nov. 8 welcomed the maiden voyage of Monoceros Leader, a 656-foot-long, 19,159-metric ton, Pure Car Carrier (PCC) built in Japan.

Captain Pavan Peter D’Lima of India and his 23-member Indian and Filipino crew were welcomed to Vancouver by representatives from NYK Line (North America) Inc., Subaru of America, Auto Warehouse Co., Jones Stevedoring and the Port of Vancouver USA.

The vessel, which had departed Japan in October for the U.S., berthed at the Port of Vancouver USA, where International Longshore and Warehouse Union crews discharged 2,270 Subaru vehicles to be processed at the port and shipped to buyers across the Northern United States.

Monoceros Leader then sailed to other West Coast ports before its final stop at Port Hueneme, California. Owned by Nancy Ship Holding S.A. and operated by NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., the PCC can transport up to 7,100 vehicles that can be loaded onto and unloaded from multiple decks.

Port of Vancouver USA Welcomes New Bulk Carrier

Vancouver, WA – The Port of Vancouver USA recently welcomed the bulk carrier Kypros Unity on her maiden voyage.

The Kypros Unity is a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier launched earlier this year in Japan. The ship is owned by Gloverthree Shipping Corp., chartered by Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and operated by Safety Management Overseas S.A.

The vessel is 738 feet long and has a deadweight capacity of 78,056 metric tons.

The Kypros Unity called at Busan, South Korea, to take on fuel before calling at Vancouver, where she loaded more than 64,000 metric tons of soybeans for China.

Agricultural products, including soybeans, wheat and corn, are the Port of Vancouver’s top exports by weight. The port has exported 278,014 metric tons of soybeans so far this year, mainly to Asia.