The port stretching to about six nautical miles northeast of Portland is 50th largest port in the world. The port of Vancouver with a capacity of handling 76 million tonnes of cargo flaunts 13 berths with a depth ranging from 12.2-13.1 metres.
The Port of Vancouver is a major port serving as an important commercial point in North America and a maritime centre to the shipping industry which marks its economic value. The port also has a capacity to handle 2,677 large vessels per year. The port’s warehouse covers a huge land of about 6.4 hectares of closed storage and 100 hectares of open storage.
This port gained importance in 1805 when he Lewis & Clark Expedition met the Chinook and Klickitat people. With the onset of 1845, the Port of Vancouver became an important transhipment centre allowing easy import and export of commodities across borders. Today, it is has become a busy modern port quickly spreading out along the coastline.
Operating its own railway line with 13 deep draft berths if one of the port’s best features. The port's rail connection brings heavy freight train traffic acting as a major gateway for truck and rail transportation of the country.