Port of Vancouver – Cargo diversity and strong Canadian economy drive record volumes at Port of Vancouver

Port of Vancouver – Cargo diversity and strong Canadian economy drive record volumes at Port of Vancouver

Overall cargo volume through the Port of Vancouver reached a record high of 142.1 million metric tonnes (MT) in 2017, up five per cent from 2016. Cargo diversity and strength of the Canadian economy provided a boost to annual volumes. Sectors experiencing strong growth included containers and bulk grain, both of which hit new records in 2017.

“The record year for cargo movement and healthy growth across the port reflects the strength of the Canadian economy in 2017, as well as the Port of Vancouver’s ability to accommodate the most diversified range of cargo of any port in North America,” said Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. (more…)

Ports make good neighbours

Ports make good neighbours

By Wendy Zatylny

What makes a good neighbour? We all have neighbours, and we all know what we consider a “good neighbour” to be. A good neighbour is someone you can borrow a cup of sugar from, count on to help clear your driveway after a winter storm, keep their yard clean and say good morning at the beginning of the day. And being a good neighbour yourself, you reciprocate by bringing them cookies made from the sugar you borrowed, you may help cut their grass in the summer and you always ask how their day went in the evening. Good neighbours make good communities, and good communities make great cities. (more…)

Record revenue year in 2017 for Port Saint John

Record revenue year in 2017 for Port Saint John

After a record revenue year in 2017, the port of Saint John is on track for another solid year, says Jim Quinn, President and CEO, Port Saint John (PSJ).

Last year PSJ had revenues of $22.2 million and “we are past the half way point for 2018 and all indications are we will have a very strong year financially and tonnage wise,” Quinn said.

In 2017, the port handled 30.4 million metric tonnes of cargo, an increase of 15% over 2016 and maintained its position as Canada’s third largest port by tonnage. All cargo sectors, except for containers, posted increases. (more…)